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... etiquette since many cellar doors in the region don't charge for tastings. He explained that as long as we show appreciation and say thank you, no one will be upset if we don't buy. Perhaps he said this since we did purchase wine and cheese from him, but either way we believed him. We also took his suggestion for another winery to try, one that he said would give us an experience.
Boy was that man right! Marion's Vineyard is in the middle of what ...
... for a drive through the Tamar Valley to Beauty Point to visit Platypus House where research is being conducted on the platypus and echidna. These are the only two species of egg laying mammals, and are known as Monotremes. Although they appear to be quite different they are considered to be related. The platypus are air breathing but spend much of their time ...
Today we ventured into Launceston to visit Cataract Gorge and to check out the shops. Cataract Gorge is unusual as it is only 5 minutes from the heart of Launceston and its location makes it ideal for those fit people amongst us who like to go for a morning walk / jog during the day or in their lunch hour.
William Collins first discovered the gorge in 1804 and he wrote ...
... We made several stops on the way and we were rewarded with some stunning panoramas and delicious treats.
The first stop was at the Bay of Fires. The bay is actually a series of beaches and bays stretching for 29 km. Binalong bay was the first one we came across; white sand and emerald green water: picture perfect!
The second stop was at Pyengana, where we heard there was a famous dairy factory which serves the best home made ...
... beaconsfield mine collapse story, looked at the heritage displays, looked at machinery, panned for gold and lots more. One of the kids favorite displays was the old typewriters, and telephones, I showed them the old ( not that old) phones that we had when I was a kid. I had to show them all how to use the dial to ring a number. None of them got it first go. By now it was 4.30pm and we hasn't had lunch so we were starving. So ...
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