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Jan 7, 2007 - Hobart, TAS

HOBART - Sunday 17th December to Monday 18th (Days 51 & 52) Starting the day with another visit to Port Arthur to see some more buildings we hadn't managed to see the previous day we then set out for the short trip to Hobart. We stopped along the way at the Tasmanian Devil Park where we saw Devils fed, a bird of prey show, and many other Aussie fauna. Gill bought the obligatory furry Tassie Devil naming him Arthur. From the park it was an hours drive to Hobart where we stayed in the historic Battery Point area for the next two nights. We...

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Jan 2, 2007 - Hobart

Tuesday Jan 2, Headed into Hobart to see what we could see in the short time we had available. We are quickly realizing that one week is no where near enough time to take in all there is to see here. One of the main problems is that whilst the distances between places are fairly short, the time it takes to get there is considerably longer than would otherwise be the case due to the winding nature of the roads. Poor old Harvey has to be driven within his limitations, and so 100km drive may take 1, 1/2 to 2 hrs. Once again, as on the...

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Jan 1, 2007 - Hobart

On Saturday 30th December I got the 11am bus with Derrick to Hobart. It was one of the shorter bus journeys that I've had in Australia! It only took around 2 and a half hours. We walked to the Volunteer house, which was only about 20 minutes away but felt like so much further with a huge rucksack on my back. At the house I met the other volunteers, Emma and Frank, also English. The house is in a pretty amazing position, overlooking the river, with Tasman Bridge on the left and Sullivan's cove to the right. We don't really have any...

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Nov 19, 2006 - Hobart, Tasmania

Of all the places in Australia, Tasmania reminds both Tom and myself of New Zealand. After spending a wonderful day in Adelaide (which is a very nice city by the way), we flew to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Did you know that Tasmania is one of the 7 states in Australia? It's not the smallest though. But, it is the most diverse. Hobart in and of itself is a cute big little city. It's got a low key, down to earth atmosphere. Just the way Tasmanians like to live. It's beautifully situated on the south-eastern coast of Tasi and boasts some...

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Nov 17, 2006 - Tazmania, Hobart and the outback

For our latest report, live from Tazmania, we go over to our new guest blogger Angie V: "Hello possums seems an appropriate way to start as we sit in our cabin in the bush in Taz sipping the port bought earlier in the week, watching a cute possum tapping on the window asking to be let in. As Nick was bitten on the finger earlier in the evening we have decided to just observe him/her (the possum, not Nick) from the window. As you will have gathered by now, since the last entry we have left the chills of Adelaide and arrived in the slightly...

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Oct 28, 2006 - From Strahan to Bruny Island

Sylvia's Comments On the way to Lake St Clair we did our first 'Bush Camp'. We parked up on the side of a lake and it was just us and the wild life although it was so dark we couldn't see any. The following morning at Lake St Clair we got the snow, you all thought we were basking in the sun!! We then made our way down to Hobart where we hoped to stay at the Show Ground site; after negotiating the several lanes of evening traffic we eventually found it only to discover no camping was allowed as they were preparing the site for the Royal...

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Jul 29, 2006 - Finally back together...in Tassie!!

After heading off to different parts of the world we finally managed to cross paths again in Sydney. From there we made a midnight dash up to Port Macquarie, which flew by as we swapped our travel stories. After a few days in Port catching up with Em's family, who had also just returned from Europe, we braved the cold and headed down to Tassie to catch up with some of Dan's family and for his sisters 21st. We flew into Hobart and met with Daniel's mates Tully and Fiona. They had just moved over from Perth, with Tully taking up the Head...

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Mar 27, 2006 - The final wrap up

Well after 17 countries and 12 months wandering across the globe we've finally found ourselves back in the familiar surroundings of Hobart. It has been bit of an adjustment to being home after having such a wonderful year and we loved every minute. It was also really great being able to share our time away with our family, old friends, and new ones we gathered along the way. As a result, we thought we'd pen a few of our favourite memories before our website shuts down on us as a final hurrah! Probably the biggest highlight of our trip was...

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Feb 8, 2006 - Coles Bay and finally to Hobart

Today we set off to visit Port Arthur, an old preserved convict village just below Hobart. Again, it didn't look too bad on the map - highways all the way - but I guess we should have known that it would take ages and it did. What you have to take into account is that highways, at best, are the equivalant of UK B roads, mostly single carriageway and very very twisty! Anyway we did make it in the end and it really was worth the effort. It wasn't a convict village for that long and tourists started visiting almost as son as it was closed down...

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Feb 3, 2006 - Tassie Part 2 East Coast and Back

Feb. 3 We started early and went to Mount Wellington in Hobart. I cannot stress to you how cold it was, like Stonehenge in the winter (remember liv?). SO COLD!!!!!!! And windy. But amazing views over the city of Hobart. We took a ferry cruise on the Tasman Peninsula at Port Arthur. Port Arthur was the horrible convict prison in Tasmania, and actually was the worst prison in the British Colonies. You wouldn't think it being there today. It was sunny and beautiful with well maintained English Gardens (that were planted for the Commandant to...

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Jan 19, 2006 - Hobart

Zo..weer terug in Hobart voor een korte tijd. Ik bleef hier voor 2 nachten, en dus 1 dag. Zodat ik daarna weer kon opstappen bij de volgende helft van de tour! Deel 1 was me erg goed bevallen!! In Hobart zelf heb ik weinig gedaan. Beetje rondgehangen en geluierd. Beetje in het park gelegen enz. Was wel lekker voor een dagje. Die dag heb ik nog grotendeels doorgebracht met een aantal andere van de voorgaande tour. En in de morgen, de volgende dag, was het weer tijd voor deel 2!

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Jan 15, 2006 - Hobart - we're back!

15/1 Got the bus at 9am, nearly missed it again. Lenka saw it on the other side of the road that we were told to wait on. We run across and jumped on and were on our way to Hobart. Again. Booked in to Hobart hostel, met up with Saori and Miki and made plans to go out for dinner the following night. Decided to stay in Hobart to the 19th and sort out our future travel plans. 16/1 Picked up our other bag and finally put on some new clean cloths. Take over the washing machine in the hostel, both had long showers and shaves(?) New cloths made...

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