Cities & Towns

Regardless of whether it is a major metropolis or a quiet dusty town, they all have something to offer. It could be a simple pit stop at a lonely pub where you’ll meet the most interesting character on your journey, or a week-long stay in a capital city to get amongst the hustle and bustle, read on for our quick facts, important stats and historical tit bits.


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Explore : North West Coast Tasmania

May 12th 2016

  With only two days left before we had to head back to Devonport, we raced from Cradle Mountain to Arthur River so that we could get a head start on the north west coast.   We were starting to …

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City Profile : Hobart

April 14th 2016

  Hobart is a beautiful city that has retained the nostalgia of its history beautifully. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart was initially known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, after Lord Hobart, the colonial secretary. Settlement wasn’t easy …

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Pub Crawl : Hobart

April 11th 2016

  What better way is there to see the city and meet some locals than with a pub crawl? We didn’t have any company this time around, unlike our crawls in Mount Gambier, Kalgoorlie Boulder, Geraldton and Darwin, but we …

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Explore : East Coast Tasmania

April 4th 2016

  Our adventure down the east coast of Tasmania started at the Bay of Fires, just 10km north of St Helens and finished at Port Arthur.   The coastline is just incredible when the sun is out. There are plenty …

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City Profile : Launceston

March 24th 2016

Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania and the 3rd oldest city in Australia, but it still has a lot of firsts – such as being the first Australian city to have underground sewers and be lit by hydroelectricity. …

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Touchdown : Devonport & Latrobe

March 11th 2016

We rolled off the Spirit of Tasmania and has a very brief stop in Devonport for coffee and breakfast before continuing on to more exciting ventures.   Devonport Devonport is a simple city of just over 25,000 people. It started …

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City Profile : Canberra

January 18th 2016

  Our time in Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory was a 26 hour whirlwind of activity.  We crossed the border just after breakfast and got stuck straight into the sightseeing stuff, going to the Australian War Museum, National Gallery …

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Explore : Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven

January 11th 2016

  The Shoalhaven region is between the Illawarra and Eurobodalla shires and is a quick two hour drive from Sydney.  It’s decorated with some of the most amazing coastline, with beautiful beaches, turquoise water, and a few cafes and wineries. …

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Explore : The Illawarra Coast

January 4th 2016

  Illawarra is the coastal region south of Sydney and includes Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama.  There’s plenty to see along the coast, including great beaches, lighthouses and blowholes.  If you venture up onto the escarpment, there are some wonderful lookouts. …

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Merry Christmas – enjoy the holidays!

December 23rd 2015

  Hi all,   We’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year… and what a year it’s been!   We started 2015 in Cairns, where we stayed until May, working and biding …

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Explore : The Central West

December 14th 2015

  The Central West region in New South Wales is the area west of the Blue Mountains and includes Young in the south, Dunedoo in the north and Parkes in the West.  It’s a wet region that’s high in elevation …

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Explore : The Blue Mountains

December 10th 2015

  The Blue Mountains are about 50km west of Sydney and form a part of the Great Dividing Range. They get their name from a blue haze caused by the sunlight mixing with tiny droplets of oil that are released …

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$100 Day : Sydney

December 4th 2015

  Sydney is the biggest city in Australia, so this $100 Day was epic.  So epic that you might have to split it into a few days to make sure you can get the most out it!   We’d like …

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