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... can you say about the poor place. I think it had its heyday in about 1925. Certainly it doesn't seem to have seen a lick of paint since about 1985. It's become a bit of a ghost town. We wandered around for about half and hour, shrugged our shoulders and said is that it? The only place with any life was the movie theatre so we decided to do the only sensible thing and go see The Muppets! By the way if anybody's getting Flight of the Concords withdrawals and ...
We went to Mt. Field National Park today. Like the other national parks in this state, there are numerous walks that can be done ranging from 10 minutes to multiple days. Mt. Field is in the south of Tassie and we had to get back to Launceston in the north later today so we couldn't do a day walk. We chose a 2.5 hour walk.
This walk took us to see three different waterfalls, one being Russell Falls, which was absolutely stunning and by far our favourite one of ...
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We then went on the wine route and stopped in at a little winery called Delamere Vineyard and sampled a few wines, the Cuvée being the pick for me! Next we went to Pipers River Vineyard which was much bigger with rolling hills of vineyards and an impressive building housing the wine tasting, cellar door and coffee shop. We didn't sample any wines here, the prices were too high!
We went in search ...
... village. Scallop pies in the bakery café in Ross are to die for. Other than that, Tasmania is as modern as anywhere else. Motel and hotel accommodation is of a high standard and puts similar accommodation at home to shame.
Landing at Launceston rather than going straight to Hobart meant a chance to see the north of Tasmania. Launceston (pronounced just as it's spelt rather than 'Launston’ as the Cornish say ...
... Rich spend a long time playing imaginary cricket. This involves Rich throwing the ball, Dylan pretending to bat it, then Rich running like a nutter pretending to field it. Dylan LOVED it, and Taya loved watching Dylan enjoying himself and giggled along too. Ice cream time to spur us on for the rest of the walk, and Rich teaches Dylan a new trick of walking whilst licking a lolly. Progress is still slow. We cross a slightly wobbly suspension bridge and spend some time playing in ...