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Feb 3, 2019 - Strahan

Strahan 2 February A quiet night and beautiful clear and sunny skies this morning, nice and warm. We wandered down to the dock and booked a Gordon River Cruise for tomorrow before heading to ‘The People’s Park’ just kilometre around the bay. This Park was donated to the town back in the early 1900s in anticipation of the growth of tourism! It provides a 1.2km walk into the temperate rain forest to the Hogarth Falls at the end of the track. We walked in, and it was peaceful, we could hear the birds. Huge trees, blackwood, myrtle and black...

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OZ and Tassie

Feb 1, 2019 - Coles Bay to Strahan

Coles Bay to Strahan 31 January Topped up fuel at Bicheno before heading onto the Lake Leake Highway, climbing steadily until we reached the high point at 640metres before dropping down to Lake Leake. Managed forests here, felling and replanting. Looked in at the Lake, man-made, or at least to its current extent judging by the dead tree trunks poking out of the water, a beautiful setting in the forest. There was a campsite here which we could easily have stayed in, were we camping. On along the Highway, we saw an echidna by the roadside but...

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Oct 13, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Today we went on a trip on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, from Strahan to Queenstown, approx 37km. We left 8am and got back 6.30pm. This was an interesting, however slow trip, winding through rain forests, and gorges at a very slow speed. The Train and the line have been restored for trips for tourists. The original line was built 130 years ago to take minerals to the port at Strahan. The day started with showers, then we had glimpses of sun, until we ended the day with mostly sun, so that was really great. It is pretty hard going for...

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Tasmania Trip 2017

Oct 12, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Packing up this morning was so cold. Fingers and toes were freezing, but we survived. The trip to Strahan was once again ' careful driving '. The rugged scenery and forests were beautiful, even in the showery weather. There were quite a few wild flowers, but not in places where I could photograph them. Stopped along the way at Tullah, first had a coffee, and then had a look at a 'Teddy Bear ' Shop. Well, two front rooms of a ladies home. She makes beautiful teddy bears. Then walked back to where Noel waited in the car. On the way another...

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Tasmania Trip 2017

Nov 16, 2015 - Cradle Mountain and Strahan

Travelled over a very mountainous windy road, very little traffic, magnificent views. Cradle Mountain is amazing and we were so lucky to have a fine day and it was quite a warm day. Then down to Strahan, which is a very old town, not much here, mainly servicing the tourist industry. We are going on a cruise along the Gordon River tomorrow and it looks a s if it will be fine, so we have been really happy with the weather we have been having. Still very impressed.

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Dec 31, 2014 - Cruising the World Heritage Area

Early start and nice walk to the Strahan Esplanade where we caught the 'Eagle' ferry cat for a 6 hour cruise. A beautiful boat with great seats and views that travelled at about 50 km/h and did over 150 kms for the day! We cruised out to Hell's Gate which is a 75m opening that separates the enormous Macquarie Harbour from the open seas. Back to Sarah Island - a now pretty island with a terrible past as an isolated convict camp. We also had a visit to a aquaculture site in the harbour before lunch and a leisurely ride up the large Gordon...

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Dec 30, 2014 - On through the rain to Strahan

After a wet and cold night, we set off late from Cradle Mt. It was 4 C outside and raining but the car park to the national park was nearly full again!! We travelled on to Tullah, home of the Wee Georgie Wood steam train (unfortunately not running today). We stopped for a break and look around. On then through the twisty mountain road to Rosebery. We were going to have lunch here but nothing was open!! Rosebery is a mining town and we passed under a flying fox with buckets carrying ore. We continued on to Zeehan and had lunch at the Pit...

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Mar 29, 2014 - Strahan, Tasmania

We woke this morning to fog and drizzle - so glad we decided to take our walks yesterday! We spent a little time in the park visitor center, then started our track towards Strahan. Another twisty, turny and slow - but scenic - drive. Fortunately, the drizzle soon stopped as we headed south. We didn't manage to find a café for our morning hot chocolate, but not much else to stop for on this drive. Strahan, however, made to drive worthwhile. Our particular objective was the evening boat ride to Bonnet Island, where penguins nest and raise...

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Feb 24, 2014 - Strahan

Before we left Waratah this morning, we went and looked at the waterfall across the street from the hotel, and at the small waterwheel (which isn’t powering anything). It honors a man who made Waratah the first industrial center (in Australia) to be lit by hydropower! It was supposed to be a little over 2 hours to Strahan, but that was not allowing for multiple sections of roadwork. When we went through Rosebery we looked for petrol, but did not see it. So when we got to Zeehan, that was high on our list (we were down to a quarter tank)....

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Nov 16, 2013 - Strahan

(Ben) We continued our progress down the west coast of Tasmania yesterday, leaving Cradle Mountain and heading for Strahan. It's definitely a fair bit slower travelling on the hilly, winding and sometimes uneven roads here as we try and pull Old Bess and all our gear with the four cylinder Tarago. A number of people had warned us about allowing much more time than expected to get places so we've been doing that, and only planning fairly short distances each day. On our way we stopped for a play in the park and lunch in Zeehan. An old silver...

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Feb 6, 2013 - Days 14-19 UPDATE NOTES..........Burnie-Cradle Mountain-Strahan

Hi All, This section is long due to the amount of places we have been to. Sorry but it will be the longest we do. Now on the famous West Coast of Tasmania, not that we see much of the sea but the area has some beautiful, wild, virgin forests world heritage protected but what you could do with this rough country is a loss to us. There are a couple of mining towns with small populations mining copper, silver, lead and zinc plus tourism and that’s it. We stopped for 3 nights in one of Tasmania’s most famous National Parks Cradle Mountain Lake...

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Jan 3, 2013 - Strahan

Tullah, Zeehan en Strahan worden steden genoemd maar zijn eigenlijk kleine plaatsen met een hoofdstraat en wat huizen. Onze GPS laat het geregeld afweten en we hebben hier geen gsm bereik. Ik heb vandaag de mooiste plek op aarde gezien (tot nu toe) ... We hebben vanuit Strahan een cruise gedaan op de Gordon River. Deze gaat diep in het regenwoud en dit geeft heel mooie beelden. We zijn gestopt om diep in het regenwoud even rond te lopen en hebben Sarah Island bezocht (klein eiland waar zware misdadigers werden gevangen gezet). Echt mooi !

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