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May 8, 2019 - Accommadition and Travel Costs

Accommodation Costs 2018 to2019 28/08/2018 to 1/09/2018 Melbourne Pullman Albert Park $612.00 = $153.00 per/night Disappointed Room good, breakfast good BUT no help with bags on arrival (noticed other guests were carry their own bags too), room key not programmed properly, coffee machine in Executive Lounge overflowing necessitating us to clean it, dirty dishes not cleared away, USB ports in the room disconnected necessitating a maintenance man working for 30 mins only to be told they had deliberately been disconnected by staff (perhaps you...

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Mar 17, 2019 - Sailing around Southern Australia

We have had two great days touring in Tasmania.Toured from Burnie and Hobart. Loving the wonderful weather. No rain yet abd pretty calm seas. Of course food is too good. Sort of difficult to post pictures. I am able to post more pics on facebook. We will be in Adelaide today. We have a tour to the Barossa Valley out of Adelaide. Will see where McLeods Daughters was filmed. All 256 episodes. Moon over the water in Southern Hemisphere. Just gorgeous. Picture of sunrise over Australia. We are on land side, starboard side, as we traverse...

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Mar 13, 2019 - It’s an early start to get to Hobart

Wonderful Tom was up at 5am to get me to the airport in time for an early flight. Left Sydney and it was raining. Arrived in Hobart to sunny blue skies, but only 9C degrees with a wind blowing. Oops, hope I have enough clothes. Especially after having just gotten over a bout of influenza. Checked into hotel and reorganised my things into my backpack. Still have hike lunches food to buy and squeeze into the pack. Yikes! Once Peter arrived we both did a lunch shopping trip at the local supermarket then had a quick look around the area...

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Feb 22, 2019 - Hobart, again!

Hobart, again Wednesday 20 February Ok, today we set off for the last leg of our Tasmania trip. A dull start to the day, cool -only 10 degrees with rain squalls. Fortunately no tent to pack away! The cabin was a bit spartan, but the bed was comfortable. We headed north to start our 360 kilometre drive, all the way to Moina before heading east, the road steadily dropping from the cabin at roughly 1,000 metres elevation, all through wilderness forests and fields of button grass. Some pretty spectacular hairpin bends and occasionally, great...

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OZ and Tassie

Jan 21, 2019 - Hobart 2

Hobart 2 18 January Up bright and early for our day trip to Bruny Island. Very grey and overcast but not cold. We were collected by the bus at the foot of the hill and made our way to Kettering to catch the ferry. The driver and tour guide, Tim, was very entertaining, though his jokes, and there were many if them, were pretty poor, corny, but one or two gems. The sun broke through the clouds as we waited for the ferry. Kettering is all about the ferry dock, not much else, located in a pretty bay facing Bruny Island across the...

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OZ and Tassie

Jan 18, 2019 - Hobart 1

Hobart 1 14 January The flight was delayed due to the late arrival of the aircraft but everyone was soon boarded and off we went. A beautiful day, the ground below as we flew over western Tasmania was brown and looked very dry. We landed in bright sunshine and 27 degrees, collected bags and the hire care and to Ruth’s great delight it was bright shiny blue, a Mitsubishi ASX, a small/mid-sized SUV. An easy drive into Hobart and thence to the apartment we had taken in Sandy Bay. The apartment high up on Mount Nelson, it was brand new and...

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OZ and Tassie

Jan 15, 2019 - Vietnam/Maylasia/Home

16 Really nice days in Vung Tau, morning beach walks, lazy afternoons. Over the Christmas/New Year period the hotel was jam-packed with local families from Saigon. Must be getting old as the millions of kids screaming, running, jumping, crying in reception, the restaurant, in the lifts, in the corridors was making our heads ache. Don’t know if it’s an Asian thing but appeared to be absolutely no discipline whatsoever. The kids were definitely in charge of the parents. Rather glad when the holiday period was over. The beach was essentially...

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Mar 31, 2018 - fly to Hobart

latitude = Portland ME A short ninety minute flight brought us to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. I think of Tasmania as the Alaska of Australia. It's far removed from the rest of the country, an island in the southeast corner. Its relative proximity to Antarctica gives it a totally different climate than the rest of the country. While there are no glaciers, its cool temperatures and frequent rains give it a unique feel. Many people on our plane had backpacks and clearly intended to march out into the wilderness and do some hiking this...

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Feb 26, 2018 - Sight Seeing in Hobart, Tazmania

We had booked a tour to Port Arthur, but the guide had an accident and the tour was cancelled. Instead we booked a tour to see the Bomorong Animal Refuge. I loved it!!! Got to see gray kangaroos, wombat, kookaburra, koalas, wallaby, tasmanian devil (Taz on Disney 1934!), we loved it!!! I am so glad we got to see the animals close up in the sanctuary. In the afternoon we had fish and chips from a food "boat" as in food truck. It was delicious but we wanted ketchup for our French fried chips. It cost two dollars for ketchup. So forget it. We...

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Feb 19, 2018 - Hobart and Launceston

Steve and I realised that most of what we knew about Hobart derived from Chris Tarrant’s breakfast show on Capital FM in the early 90s. Those of you living in London at the time might remember the jingle. Click on the link to refresh your memory. Visit MyTripJournal Moving on from those days, we’ve been told by everyone, both mainland Australian and Tassies, that this island is now the place to come. One of the draws is the subterranean MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). It’s quite an experience. Launceston (Lonnie) also has its own...

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Nov 19, 2017 - Hobart

Hobart became our first stop in Tasmania as we could not dock in Burnie due to wind and high waves. Hobart, Tasmania’s capital, is second in age to Sydney. It has a wonderful harbor and delightful colonial cottages that line the narrow lanes of Battery point a high point looking down onto the harbor. Europeans settled here in 1804. We first went to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which has a variety of displays including cultural, scientific, artistic and Antarctica treasures. We particularly liked the stories of the Antarctic...

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Oct 27, 2017 - Devils, peninsulas and convicts

When asked what I wanted to see in Tasmania all I could think of was a Tasmanian Devil...soooo Erin did a little research and found a wildlife sanctuary we could visit. Worked out we were there as buses full were coming from a cruise ship in harbor...although it made things crowded at times it did actually mean they had animals out to pet, blue toungued lizard, koala, wombat, of course their 100 forest kangaroos are always about and happy to eat from your hand and get a pat on their chest area. We did successfully see several Tasmanian...

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