Tasmania - March 2002 & 2003

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Old Towns
Port Arthur
Red Granite
Rocks on the East Coast
Flight Seeing over Freycinet Peninsula
Forest AirWalk at Tahune
Bruny Island Charter Boat Trip - 2003
Sheffield, the Town of
Murals - 2003
Tasmania Coastlines - 2003
Maria Island
Maria Island


I visited Tasmania for the first time for 10 days at the end of March 2002. A friend and I met in Hobart, the capital. From there we went to North and South Bruny Island, then west to the Huon River area especially for the Tahune Air Walk. From there we went back through Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula where I wanted to explore Port Arthur, the original penal colony. We headed up the East Coast after stopping in Richmond, an historic town, through Orford, and on to Swansea on the Great Oyster Bay and a jumping off place for exploring the Freycinet Peninsula National Park. The high point for me here was a flightseeing ride. On through Bicheno to St. Helens and the St. Helens Point Conservation area. From there we turned inland to the St. Columbia Falls, drove unsealed roads to Ringarooma (there were no rooms in Ringarooma!) to Bridport on the North Coast. On to Low head at the entrance of the Tamar river, across the river to Launceston, the second largest city. There we explored the Cataract Gorge! South then to another historic town of Evandale, west to Woolmers Estate, through Deloraine, back up to the coast to Burnie where we saw platypuses in a river. Now south to Cradle Mountain N.P. where we saw a wombat. South then through the mining area to Zeehan and Strahan. After the Gordon River Cruise with a visit to Sara Island (another penal colony) we had to head back to Hobart, stopping at Lake St. Clair. That's it in a nutshell. I hope you enjoy the photos. I'll be adding many pages and later will add links so that you can become more knowledgeable about this wonderful destination. If you would like help with a trip itinerary don't hesitate to contact me.
In 2003 I did go back ... again during March (that's late summer there) and spent 16 more days exploring. I returned to the red-rocks area and spent more time in the North West section of the state.

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