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Trip to Tassie

A January 2002 trip to Tasmania by ErickaTravels

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Quote: Tasmania is an island state, seperated from mainland Australia by a 240 km stretch of the Bass Strait. Lush, majestic and mystical, Tassie is a very special place that not many tourists venture to.

Trip to Tassie

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Overview

Tasmania Photo, Tasmania, Australia
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Green, lush and lacking the hectic stress of many main tourist attractions, Tasmania is off the beaten path and is a magical place to venture to. You will need at least 10 days to get a real feel for Tassie and more if you'd like to really delve into the great beauty that lies within this island state of Australia. Start by flying into Hobart and drive to Eaglehawk Neck, and visit the famous Port Arthur prison. Stay at the Osprey Lodge Beachfront Bed & Breakfast with spectacular views of Pirates Bay--a great way to start your trip and to relax into the joys of Tassie. Stop and see Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park (rated one of the world's ten best beaches by Outside Magazine). ...Read More

Osprey Beachfront B&B￿

Hotel | "The Osprey Beachfront B&B"

Osprey Beachfront B&B Photo, Tasmania, Australia
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A quiet, tranquil getaway overlooking Pirates Bay. Excellent hosts, quaint rooms and a specatular view makes you want to stay for weeks. Easy beach access for exploring, walking and hiking.

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Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Osprey Beachfront B&B￿
14 Osprey Road
Tasmania, Australia
(03) 6250 3629

Cradle Mountain Lodge Photo, Tasmania, Australia
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A very special pristine wilderness retreat on the edge of the World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park. The amazing beauty of this region will make you want to stay much longer than originally planned! The lodge has a small, cozy ski-resort feel complete with soft leather couches to lounge in aside a roaring fire, with a full bar and restaurant just steps away. The cabins are quaint and private, just moments away from over 20 hiking/walking trails you can use to fully explore the amazing nature in this area. Recommended Hike near the Lodge: --Circuit track around Dove Lake (2-4 hours, watch for sudden weather changes

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Cradle Mountain Lodge
4038 Cradle Mountain Road
Tasmania, Australia 7306
(03) 6492 2103

Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck Photo, Tasmania, Australia
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A beautiful, serene and remote location to relax, unwind and explore Tasmania's coastline. There are many stunning sculptured rock formations and caves nearby - Tessellated Pavement, Blowhole, Devil's Kitchen, Pirates Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch and Remarkable Cave. Easy access to the famous Port Arthur prison, a mysterious historic site is interesting because each room there tells a story. Take the Isle of the Dead cruise or an evening ghost tour to hear teals of those who used to reside here. Near the prison the shady trees and lush green grass offer a perfect spot for a picnic. You can also explore the coast around Port Arthur in a sea kayak, see the sprawling views via scenic seaplane flights or...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
Southeast Tasmania
Tasmania, Australia