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Jan 11, 2009 - Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese, choccy's and Molly Malones

Today we were driving up to Devonport but decided to stop at a few things (mainly food related en route!) We are very sad to be leaving the Art House as it was a really nice hostel! but alas it is time to move on. So first stop was the cheese factory! (which I was VERY excited about!) basically it was just a cheese shop but they had lots of cheeses out to have a taster of, the lavander one was surprisingly nice and maybe the strangest on offer but we decided to buy a lump of chilli cheese (which was bleeeeedin 'ot!!) and I got a little...

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The A&E Adventure

Dec 1, 2008 - TASMANIA! Devonport

JOSH: Dear journal, I went on `THE SPIRIT OF TASMANIA II`.Which is a big ferrie(cruise).It even has a(small)movie theatre.I watched `MAMMA MIA`.It had a restraunt!It has eeeevvvveeeerrrryyyytttthhhhiiiinnnngggg.We paid $1880!Can you believe that!We had to drive our car on the boat(duh!).It was SCARY! It was fun sleeping on a boat.I saw lots of bits of white water. JOEL: I went on the boat to Tasmania and I slept on the boat. It was fun because there was a movie theatre. It was playing "Mamma Mia". During the movie the girl was going to her...

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Mar 24, 2008 - Devonport - Tazzie

Well it was a very early start but Ive made it to Tazzie. I had to get up at 4am to get ready to catch the train to Melbourne. As it happened I arrived an hour early for checkin but I didn't wnt to chance it as most of melbourne looks like a bombs hit it. They have ripped up all the Tram lines on te main street, Flinders st and its caos. The ferry ride was a flat one, it was like a mill pond, not that I noticed too much as I fell asleep in the lounge for 3 hours and woke with a dead arm. One thing I'll do on the way back it make some food,...

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Feb 7, 2008 - Melbourne to Tasmania

Melbourne to Tasmania We left Melbourne on a windy day aboard the Spirit of Tasmania for our 10-hour overnight crossing to Devonport. The ship is quite well appointed with bars, restaurants, gaming room and theatre and the prices were not too overboard, pardon the pun. The journey across Port Phillip Bay was very smooth and by the time we entered Bass Strait we were in our cabin tucked up in bed. It was a bit rocky, crossing the Strait, but nothing to be concerned about and we both got some sleep. We arrived on time and drove off the ship,...

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Jan 16, 2008 - The Tarkine and Devonport

Our main point today was to get inland into the Tarkine which is a 3500 sq/km forested area with a huge variety of landscape including temperate rain forests. We first stopped at Trowutta Arch which was an easy walk through the forest to a stone formation beside a small pool. The area is fantastic. The walk is on a track with very little human intervention so it felt very un-spoilt and isolated. The weather today was very changable so there were a few drizzles of rain. The guide also brought us up to Tayatea Bridge which was a concrete...

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Dec 2, 2007 - The Spirit of Tasmania

The internet conection on the island is not very good. Pictures will uploaded at a later date. Tasmania weather is not looking good so I am going to take it easy for the next two days and begin my journey Tuesday morning. Today is monday and the Tenere needs some TLC. I met Zane at the bike shop and he let me run some maintanace items on the bike. I was in my zone today. I full on workshop with the greatest tools and a full day "bring up to speed" work on the bike. I got a new rear tyre, changed the oil, new filter, new bearings, chain...

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Boaz&Bike Around Oz

Feb 9, 2007 - Cradle Mountain

Tassie is filled with National Parks - we must have visited all of them - for about 4 hours on average per park! Really you could spend days per park. Today we were at Cradle Mountain National park - today was the first day of my entire trip that it was not sunny. The day started rainy and so we started in rain coats for climb to cradle montain - the rain soon stopped though and climb was fine - although view not great due to low cloud cover. A few views for you to enjoy of lake are attached. (Cradle Mtn is made of same rock as Table Mtn...

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Jan 23, 2007 - Climbing and circling the birds!

This was my last day on the tour a bit sad but hey it was lots of fun. After an early start , we were off to see Cradle Mountain. Along with a number of others from the tour I hiked up to Marion's Lookout (which is 1223 meters above sea level) to get a really nice view of Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake and the surrounding area. This was enough of a climb for me, and with a couple of others we scrambled down the face of Marion's Lookout to take a nice leisurely walk around Dove Lake. It was a really nice time and took us about 4 1/2 hours to do,...

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Dec 30, 2006 - Tasmania Conservation Volunteers

On Thursday 28th I left Melbourne and headed for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, which departed at 9am. The journey was very long (9 hours) and very boring. So really not much point in telling you much about it. Anyway, we got into Devonport at just after 6pm, where I called the hostel I was staying at for the night to ask for the shuttle bus to pick me up. There were a couple of other travellers also heading to the same hostel, so we waited together until the bus picked us up around 6.45pm. After checking in I went for a wander and got a...

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Dec 29, 2006 - Crossing Bass Straight to Devonport

After a ridiculously early start (6.ooam), we set off to Port Melbourne to catch the Spirit of Tasmania across Bass Straight for Devonport. The boat didn't leave till 9am, however we weren't sure what the traffic would be like as we had to cross town, and so to avoid any potential stress we opted for an early start. As it turned out it was a very painless experience (thanks once again to "Sharon", GPS navigation system, we got there with nil fuss). It was quite an imposing sight to see just how big the boat was, with what looked like its...

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Nov 1, 2006 - St. Helens to George Town

Jeff's account of St Helens to George Town Another nice day and a walk along the beach and climb on the rocks after breakfast to fool ourselves we were having the exercise we need. We entered St Helens and bought the cheapest diesel; this time I noted the mileage, or kilometre reading as it is here and did some shopping. St Helens proved to be a nice place and we continued on our way cutting inland, once again along long winding hill roads through forests, one of which was a 'temperate rain forest'. At the top of a very long hill was a...

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Nov 1, 2006 - George Town to Davernport - and the ferry back to the Main land

Jeff's account of George Town to Devonport and the Ferry It is now 28 October and the last day of our stay in Tasmania, an island which is extremely nice and is looking for skilled immigrants. If you know of anyone who wants to emigrate to Australia, recommend that they consider Tasmania as one of their options. It's surprising how many of the locals had moved from mainland Australia to live in Tasmania - and would not go back. We called at George Town for provisions and were surprised to find streets blocked off from vehicles and a lot of...

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