Category: Tasmania

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Hiking the Western Arthurs

Day 1 Brisbane to Junction Creek     Walking time: – 3 hours.  Kate -Rushing around at the last minute finding a shoe lace for my gaiters was not on my plan first thing this morning so I only just made it to Pete’s house on time where the lovely Hannah dropped us to the airport. Met Aaron there and boarded the flight, no problems. Slick operation at Hobart Airport with Aaron’s uncle Grant meeting us with the cooking gas and shellite, while Pete went off to get the hire car. We collected the bags met Pete outside in our Nissan Micra, waved a goodbye to Grant...

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Lees Paddock Track Tasmania

Day 1 Hobart to Lees Paddock Hut We took off from Hobart at about 10am in our hire car, a Toyota Tarago people and pack mover.  A little later than expected as we got a bit carried away shopping at Mountain Designs when all we really needed to buy was cooking gas.  Drove via Launceston, Perth, and then to Deloraine where we stopped and had lunch.  Bought supplies – 15l of water to fill up everyone’s water bladders and then we ran into Dennis from Maxwell Coaches.  We have met Dennis on previous trips to Tasmania when he has dropped to walking tracks  so it was...

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Maria Island

In September 2009 I had a couple of days to fill in before going hiking with friends in the Walls of Jerusalem.  So after hearing great things about Maria Island from another tourist while I puffed and panted to the highest point on Brampton Island a year prior I decided I should visit.  I couldn’t decide wheather to book a “great walks” tour or to go on my own, I was a little worried wheather I could do it, would I be scared, would I enjoy the solitude….would I be lonely at night…..  Timing and cost influenced my decision so in...

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Frenchmans Cap – Tasmania

This walk to Frenchmans Cap was the second of two 4 day walks in Tasmania in December 2004.  The first walk was in the Walls of Jerusalem ending at Lake St Clair, with a night at the Derwent Bridge Hotel in between.   We were a group of 13 amazing people from aged from 60+ to early 20’s.  A couple of minor mishaps (an unglamorous creek crossing and a twisted knee) held back 3 intrepids, so the final 10 trekked on and climb up Frenchmans Cap.   Although there were no injuries on this trip, there was a case of gastro lingering.  This Diary and the photo’s of the Frenchmans Cap...

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