Tag: Tasmania

Travel to Tasmania's north west coast

Tour de Tassie #6 – The white road through the Wilderness to Stanley

The Silica Road All good things come to an end…. Here is the final instalment in my Tour de Tassie series of travel blogs. Moving on from West Coast to North West Coast Strahan – Zeehan – Corinna – Smithton – Stanley After our 2 day stay in beautiful Strahan on the West Coast of Tasmania, we decided to head…

Port Arthur Historic Site Tasmania

Tour de Tassie #5 – A convict journey

A convict journey It really seems like we were on our very own ‘Convict Journey’ as we visited Darlington Probation Station on Maria Island, Port Arthur Historic Site, the Coal Mines and later in our trip, Sarah Island on the (West Coast).  How’s this for a great list of names? Eagle Hawk Neck, Dog line, Coal Mines, Remarkable Cave, Devil’s…

Penguin statue at Penguin Tasmania with seagull on his head

Not so Wordless Wednesday: 21 June 2017

I know it’s supposed to be Wordless Wednesday but I like to break the rules sometimes! Meet the real penguin of Penguin. There’s a funny story about the seagull sitting on his head and I have to share it with you – we were told by a local that the seagull perched there all day and rarely ever moved. So when another…

Top 10 tips for two weeks of travel in Tasmania

#Top10 Tips for Two weeks of Travelling in Tasmania

Our Top 10 tips for seeing Tasmania in two weeks Disclaimer: We are two recently retired teachers who have been to Tasmania several times but we still have lots to see and do.  These are our thoughts made from our notes and discussions as we travelled around.  We wished someone had paid for our trip but sadly that didn’t happen!…

West Coast of Tasmania

Tour de Tassie #4 – The Wild and Wonderful West Coast

The Tour de Tassie continues! Where to next?? From East to West So far I’ve told you about the circuitous route we took on our trip around Tasmania,  our visit to Timeless Tarraleah and our stay in the penitentiary on Maria Island. The East Coast of Tasmania is a beautiful area – dark, deep forests with waterfalls and ancient trees, mountain bike…

Tasmania, travel

Tour de Tassie #3 – A circuitous route in more ways than one

The circuitous route ends here: We are now home from our two weeks travelling around Tasmania and it all ended as it started. Confused? Don’t be! We started our trip in Melbourne, meeting up with my sister and her husband on the boat, The Spirit of Tasmania, as we sailed across Bass Straight on our way to my niece’s wedding.…

Maria Island Tasmania

Tour de Tassie – Maria Island 

What do two intrepid travellers decide to do while on a trip to Tasmania? Where do I start!!? Car packed with bikes, helmets, walking boots, cameras, warm clothes, food, sleeping bags, national park pass….tick ✔️ No real plans or destinations in mind just a sense of freedom to go where we feel like visiting. It’s a nice way to travel…