Tag Archives: Tasmania Trip

Tasmania road trip — the best holiday ever?

During the 2010/2011 Christmas/New Year period, my family had the best holiday ever. I did a road trip from Brisbane to Tasmania and back. My family flew to Tasmania and we met there for a holiday around the Apple Isle. For various reasons, I have only just got around to writing about it. During the coming weeks I will write more stories about the road trip, but I am back-dating the published dates tomore »

Malamoo 3-second X-tra tent

Pitching the Malamoo 3-second X-tra tent always turns heads. One second you are holding a large disc in your hands, the next second your tent has unfolded itself in the air and is falling back to ground. Peg the front and rear of the tent down, and you are done! Now have a casual glance around and don’t appear too smug that your tent is erected while everyone else has just got theirmore »

Driving Lake Jindabyne to Brisbane

I had been summonsed home. I figured I had had a pretty good time on my Tasmania road trip (follow tag here), so left my overnight stop at Lake Jindabyne intent on getting as far north as possible that day. Once again, rather than detailed planning, I just headed north, following the signs towards Queensland. As I was trying to get home quickly, I did not stop for the customary photographs of everymore »

Driving Wangaratta to Lake Jindabyne, via the Victorian High Country — photos

The Victorian High Country is legendary in four wheel driving circles. I had never been anywhere near the area, apart from a quick trip to Perisher once in the middle of summer. Today was my birthday, and I was going to enjoy it driving through some amazing scenery. After two weeks holidaying in Tasmania with my family, I was headed for home — more than 2,500 kilometres away! My family flew home from Hobart, and Imore »

Driving Warrnambool to Wangaratta — photos

Today’s objective was to drive from Warrnambool to Wangaratta, looping through the middle of Victoria and visiting Ballarat and Bendigo. After two weeks holidaying in Tasmania with my family, I was headed for home — more than 2,500 kilometres away! My family flew home from Hobart, and I was going to take the long route home to Brisbane. I had driven the western roads of Tasmania from Hobart to Devonport, via Strahan, two days ago.  Imore »

The Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park — photos

The Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park is a ‘must do’ activity if you are visiting Victoria. The Twelve Apostles are an iconic Australian landscape used on many tourist brochures and advertisements, and regularly feature on Australian photo calendars. After visiting, you will see why. The Twelve Apostles are a spectacular and rugged landscape carved out of limestone cliffs by the swells and wind of the Southern Ocean. The harsh weather conditions havemore »

Driving the Great Ocean Road — photos

I detoured via the Great Ocean Road on my way back from a family holiday in Tasmania driving home to Brisbane. The day before I had driven from Hobart to Devonport, via Strahan (see story here). I had had a rather sleepless night on the Spirit of Tasmania, and now wanted to get to Warrnambool by the evening. The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay. One of the world’s most famous surfing beaches,more »