Tasmania – Our Roadtrip From Adelaide (Part 2) – Cradle Mountain to Strahan

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 Wombat in the wild
Cradle Mountain

 

 

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 Cradle Mountain

 

 

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 Black Currawong (Strepera fuliginosa)
Cradle Mountain

 

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Dec 17th (Day 5)
From Cradle Mountain to Stanley (overnight at Stanley Hotel)

 

 

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 Wet start to the day

 

 

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 One miserable-looking horse

 

 

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 Rainclouds gather over hills

 

 

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 Tasmanian flora

 

 

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  Tasmanian flora

 

 

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 Fang scaring the cows
Gunns Plains Caves

 

 

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 Mushroom growing inside cave
Gunns Plains Caves

 

 

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 Green peaceful scenery

 

 

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 Slightly angry-looking bull

 

 

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 Not the Tewkesbury I know

 

 

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 Dramatic shot of northern shoreline of Tasmania
Boat Harbour Beach, Tasmania

 

 

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 Close-up of barnacles

 

 

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 Coloured boards on side of beach house
Boat Harbour Beach, Tasmania north shore

 

 

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 Stanley and The Nut
The Nut is the 143m-high hill on the peninsula behind the town of Stanley

 

 

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 Very curious horse comes to visit
Stanley

 

 

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 Quaint tea rooms at the base of The Nut
Stanley

 

 

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 Red roses
Stanley

 

 

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 View from top of The Nut
Stanley

 

 

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 Fang struggling to climb the Nut
Stanley

 

 

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 Flowers on top of the Nut
Stanley

 

Dec 18th (Day 6)
From Stanley to Strahan (2 nights at Strahan Village)

 

 

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 Northeast corner of Tasmania (Van Diemens Land)
Woolnorth

 

 

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 Marrawah Beach
This beach is a formidable surfing beach when the swell is up. This is a ‘calm’ day in summer.

 

 

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 Marrawah Beach

 

 

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 Fang avoiding the water at all costs!
Marrawah Beach

 

 

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 Marrawah Beach

 

 

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 Arthur River

 

 

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 View of Marrawah Beach from the south

 

 

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 Coast at World’s End
Arthur River

 

 

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 Savage shoreline at Arthur River

 

 

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 World’s End, Arthur River
Named World’s End as it really did feel like it. I expect it would be considerably rougher in Winter!

 

 

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 Tarkine Forest Adventures and Dismal Swamp
Fang finally picked up enough courage to negotiate the chute to the bottom of the valley!

 

 

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 Tarkine Forest Adventures and Dismal Swamp
At the bottom of the chute, there is a self-guided tour around the rainforest.

 

 

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 Tarkine Forest Adventures and Dismal Swamp

 

 

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 Tarkine Forest Adventures and Dismal Swamp

 

 

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 Tarkine Forest Adventures and Dismal Swamp

 

 

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 Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek
We stumbled across these charming gardens along with their friendly owners.

 

 

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 Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek
Enjoying morning tea at the gardens

 

 

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 Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

 

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 Hydrangeas
Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

 

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 This emu kept pestering me whilst I was taking photos
Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

 

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 Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

 

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 Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

 

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 Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

 

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 Sensitive Ducks
These white ducks were so paranoid of us to the point of even looking at them frightened them off.

 

 

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 Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

 

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 Peacock and foxglove
Allendale Gardens, Edith Creek

 

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Dec 19th (Day 7)
From Strahan-Queenstown by West Coast Wilderness Railway (red route)
From Queenstown-Strahan by bus (blue route)

 

 

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 Fang in West Coast Wilderness Railway carriage
We took the most splendid West Coast Wilderness Railway narrow-gauge railway from Strahan to Queenstown. The first half of the journey (by the shoreline) was by diesel. From then, the track became racked and we had a steam locomotive pull us along the river to Queenstown. One of the top 3 narrow gauge railway journeys I enjoyed (along with the Welsh Highland Railway and the Durango & Silverton Railroad in Colorado).

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