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Jan 5, 2013 - Bicheno "FIRES"

We are still in Bicheno and staying put at the moment in the caravan park. There has just been an fire upgrade to be ready to evacuate if the winds change. We are packing the paperwork and a few clothes just in case we get the message to move on. If we have to leave here we will need to go back up north as the highway south to Hobart has been closed. At the moment in Bicheno it looks Ok and there are a number of people who obviously have been shifted out of their camping areas who are shifting into the caravan park, there is also a fire...

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Jan 5, 2013 - Bicheno fire update

Just a quick update with a couple of photos to let everyone know that we are fine at the moment. We have the Tasmanian Fire web site going and are getting updates via the TV and mobile phone. We have packed some food and a few clothes in the car with the engel so if we have to leave in a hurry, we can. We have spoken to the people at the refuge center in town and they are saying we should be ok but it depends on the wind. To me the fire doesn't look like it will threaten Bicheno but it is within a few kms of the town. There is a bit of...

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Jan 4, 2013 - St Helens to Bicheno via Ringarooma

Day 41 Week 6 12.6 ltrs/100kms 1st part of day, without the van, 153kms travelled, then 14.3 ltrs/100kms with the van to Bicheno, 85kms. Today we left the van at the St Helen's overnight stop while we headed up the range to St Columba Falls, once arrived this was supposed to be a 20 min return walk, we managed to take 45mins, but we did take a few minutes to enjoy the falls and the walk was great. The temperature was a nice and balmy 25○. Then we reconfigured the navman to include Ralph Falls, Ringarooma, Legerwood, Branxholm, and Derby...

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Jan 11, 2012 - Walk round Frycinet National Park

It was a very cold night for summer but we were quite cosy under our duvet in the cabin and there was an electric heater to take the chill off in the morning. It was not quite what we expected in mid-January in the southern hemisphere. The sun was bright and the sky blue with puffy white clouds again but there was a cold NW wind from the sea (Antarctic!) We drove to the Freycinet National Park about 30 min away for another walking day and chose to do the 5 hour walking circuit via Wineglass Lookout, to Wineglass Bay and Hazard Beach back to...

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Oct 22, 2010 - Bicheno

every town on tasmania seems to be lovely! lucky for me, i met a girl from brunei (can practise my bahasa) who is driving down the coast back to hobart and will pass a few more places than i would see with the bus! lucky me...little did i know that she drives like a freaking maniac!!!

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Mar 4, 2010 - Bicheno

Drove up the coast in our rental car to the small, seaside town of Bicheno where we based ourselves for several days. Enroute, we bought oysters and bread to picnic on, visited a berry farm for some of the best ice cream ever and stopped to see the spiky bridge built by convicts in the mid 19th century - still not sure why they built a 'spiky' bridge. We were also pleased to see our first wallaby grazing by the roadside. Cute little critters, though with so much roadkill around, we were reminded to be very careful driving. In the late...

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Feb 12, 2009 - Binalong bay, Penguins close up and personal

We packed the caravan and headed into the town to have breakfast. We ate at Banjos a franchised cafe/lunchbar/bakery. The kids were in awe that woman actually smoked where we eat...this was a talking point along with why people get drunk for a good half an hour. We then drove to Binalong Bay to see the Bay of Fires it was spectacular. We went down to walk along the beach whilst Sean did computer work in the car. We did not travel far before I started a conversation with a lady, Ruth, who lives 6 months in Sacramento (she is American) and 6...

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Jan 12, 2009 - Left Devonport for Bicheno - Platty's and Echidas but no Penguines! :(

Today we have made a little change to our itinery, we was going to drive to the West of the Island and check that out but we have decided to go back the way we came and stop at a place we missed called Bicheno that is famous for their Penguin tours which we were a bit gutted we missed in the first place so sounds like a plan right! On the way there was a Platypus place and seeing as we have never seen one in the flesh we decided to check it out....we could have gone in to Seahorse World too which was next door but aparently they freak Ozzie...

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The A&E Adventure

Jan 13, 2008 - Bicheno - East coast of Tazzie

We picked up another ten people and hit the road again about 7.30. We stopped at the town of Ross for a coffee and bite to eat at a bakery. An interesting fact is that the Japanese director (his name escapes me!) of Spirited Away and other Studio Gibli hits stayed above the bakery and the oven in the bakery inspired one of his movies, Kiki's Delivery Service!! Also in Ross we visited another convict built stone bridge, built in 1836, and is one of the oldest bridges in Australia. The stone mason, Daniel Herbert, that worked on 186...

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