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Sunset over the Nullarbor

Our travels have come to an end!

June 22nd 2016

… for now.   It’s nearly been a year since we got back to Melbourne. We got jobs and saved up some dough to go to Tassie, the final frontier, but now that we’re back, we believe it’s time to …

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BURIED : Our Tasmanian treasure is ready to be found!

May 17th 2016

Arrr me hearties – do ye like some adventure? How about ye go and find our buried treasure! It’s buried in the bush, this one will be hard to find. If you know the Hungarian word for apple, you’ll be …

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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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Hiking : Cradle Mountain

May 9th 2016

  We woke up at the crack of dawn to a misty morning. Because of overcrowding, unavailability and some extremely rude receptionists at the campground on the cusp of the national park, we chose to rough it alongside the Iris …

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Explore : West Coast Tasmania

May 5th 2016

  Our tour of the West Coast started at Meadowbank Lake, a hydro recreation lake filled with trout. We had just spent the night at Lake Pedder and had an exciting encounter with some Eastern quolls and our road north …

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Camping : Lake Pedder

May 2nd 2016

  Our time in Hobart was over and it was time to leave the congestion of the city for something a little slower. We made our way to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.   The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage …

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

April 27th 2016

  Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is more than just a place to meet some local animals – it’s a sanctuary and rehabilitation facility for injured wildlife, as well as an education centre for the public and for future animal handlers who …

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Camping : Cockle Creek

April 25th 2016

  This is the most southerly point of Australia that we have ever camped.   Cockle Creek is at the end of the road when you’re heading south from Hobart. You’ll pass picturesque Franklin with the beautiful river and mountains …

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Nature : Tahune Airwalk

April 21st 2016

  After a beautiful, winding drive through the forest, we arrived at Tahune AirWalk in the early afternoon. The weather was a bit drizzly, so we grabbed our trusty jackets and headed for the Visitor Centre.   Positioned at the …

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Explore : Bruny Island

April 18th 2016

  Every journey to Bruny Island (pronounced brew-nee) starts on the ferry. Our ticket to and from the island cost us $33, which includes a lovely 2×15 minute ride across the D’entrecastreaux Channel. Our journey would take us from the ferry …

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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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Hobart Central YHA

April 9th 2016

  For a quiet and comfortable stay in the middle of the CBD, consider Hobart Central YHA. Conveniently located close to supermarkets, pubs, and the popular Waterfront area, this YHA is a great place to base yourself as you explore …

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