Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Derwent Bridge, Tasmania, Australia

Feb 25, 2014 - Strahan to Derwent Bridge

Tried to purchase internet access this am, but could not get it to work. When I put in my credit card info, they said they would email me a voucher, and I could put in the voucher number. But I could not get my email without internet access, and my phone wasn’t getting enough of a signal, either. Sort of a Catch-22. So we set off. First stop was to get gas--$1.699/liter—almost $60 to fill the tank. Then we drove to People’s Park in Strahan, and hiked to Hogarth Falls. Nice hike—took us a little over an hour. Various ferns and blackwood...

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Nov 18, 2013 - Lake St Clair & Lake King William

(Sal) We've just spent a couple of days and nights next to Lake King William, which is a rather large lake very near to the even-larger and better known, Lake St Clair. We are a fair way inland from Strahan now and heading Hobart way. Lake St Clair is part of the same national park we visited earlier at Cradle Mountain, but at its southern end. There is a six day hike you may have heard of which stretches between these two points. Seeing such a beautiful start and finish and imagining the beauty in between, even I agreed with Ben that we...

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Jan 22, 2013 - Lake St Claire

Today we decided that before moving off we would check out the the Gordon Dam and the National Park called Mt Field National Park. This is a great national park where there are two really good water falls. You can also stay at the park and we were told that the facilities are great, really hot showers etc. If anyone is coming to Tassie it is well worth a stop of for a few days. We continued on to the Gordon Dam with the weather getting worse as we got higher and closer to the Dam, to the point it was pouring when we got to the Dam. I...

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Jan 16, 2012 - Things did not quite go to plan at Lake St CLaire

The journey from Launceston up to the Central Plateau started with a 45min journey on good roads across the flat arable country produced by all the rivers flowing from the mountains to join the Tamar estuary. The road then became very zigzag and twisting as we climbed up onto the central plateau (700m) and the scenery changed to eucalyptus and paperbark forests. Once on the top the road became straighter and there was a huge lake,The Great Lake with a plaque about the hydroelectric power scheme that is now in place from this lake. It was...

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Oct 6, 2005 - Lake St. Clair (05/08/05)

One of the most anticipated parts of Tasmania, because of its inclusion in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park. There is an 80km walk between the two known as the Overland Track which usually takes 5 days to complete. Right at the start of this whole thing I had considered doing this trail, but being practical, there was just no way. Winter definately isn't the time of year to do it anyway, but you need every piece of kit to last those 5 days because there are no facilities along the way. So without a huge pack, stove, proper...

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Simon -off to Oz!