That’s the end of our Aussie adventure, and what a great trip it was. And special thanks to all the wonderful new friends we made along the way that made our travels so much fun.
Don’t ask where we liked best, it’s hard to pick the top highlights, each state had something special.
So it’s farewell Australia, AKA the Land of Poo! (These are only a few of the signs we passed)
So much poo they have a Pooseum…
But wait, there’s more… Our tenants want to extend, so stay tuned for 2019 travel adventures…
6 weeks NZ South Island
A short UK excursion
8 weeks in Europe
5 months in Australia (more of a central trip rather than coastal)
It’s a bit of a drive from the coast into the hill country to reach Leven Canyon. Easy walk to Cruickshanks lookout. Then down 700 odd steps to The Edge lookout. All up under 1 hour. If you get there early for one of the few level sites in the overnight area you could spend the day under the shade of large fern trees and if you are lucky you might get some Tasmanian Devils visit at night. From here you can also drive to Cradle Mountain. Continue reading
Sheffield is famous for its murals. In addition to the many pictures on the side of buildings they have a mural festival every year and the past winners are displayed in a mural garden.
The sky was blue and cloud free so we decided it was a good opportunity to visit Cradle Mountain. We started our journey from the seaside town of Penguin.
We had parked overnight in the mountains to see if the weather improved for a visit to Cradle Mountain. It’s not looking promising here so we returned to the north coast beaches. So next up some great R&R at Boat Harbour, a fantastic white sand beach with ultra clear water and a free campsite – what more do you need!
The small far west town of Strahan sits in the Macquarie Harbour, nestled between rain forests and the wild southern ocean. The waterfront has an attractive full street front of restored pioneer buidings and the town is home to some great attractions.
After leaving Gordon in the smoke we parked up at New Norfolk for a rest by the river. The next day we visited Mt Field NP for the Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls. There was a reasonable flow of water considering how little rain they have had.
Museum of Old and New Art is a major attraction in Hobart. We enjoyed the displays especially the sound, light and visual effects works. The building itself is pretty amazing too.
Salamanca Markets are on every Saturday, which just happened to be our first day in Hobart. There is very limited parking for motorhomes in downtown Hobart. We drove around residential streets of Battery Point and found a legal spot within 1km of the markets. Boy this is a busy place. Lots of food, clothes, arts and crafts to browse with the hordes.
Eaglehawk Neck has a plethora of vistas to enjoy. Pirates Bay, Tessellated Rocks (natures bathroom tiles), Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. From the Devils Kitchen carpark you can also pick up the 1.5 hr return trail to Waterfall Bay (we skipped it)