Beautiful Tasmania in pictures.

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  1. latrobe
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    First the Rocky Cape National Park-between Burnie and Stanley-
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    Stanley and The nut in the distance

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    A great time to go here is October to december when the wildflowers are out.
     
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    Next-one of the icons of tasmanian tourism-Cradle mountain national park-
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    The Cradle Mountain lodge is the main accommodation and it has a very good restaurant.several very good short walks from here-
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    Though on this last occasion we stayed at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness village which was enjoyable.after dark even putting a camera in the face of this possum didn't stop him trying to make our acquaintence-
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    We also found the second of australia's monotremes-the echnida-
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    The other-platypus-is often seen in the streams here.
     
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    Kangaroos lounging around in the morning outside the loos at East Coast Natureworld near Bicheno
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    Yogi the wombat also at East Coast Nature World. I love wombats. :)
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    The grave of the infant son of Thomas Francis Meagher. This is outside St. John's Church in Richmond and is the oldest Catholic church in Australia.

    Thomas Meagher was a very interesting character. The Wikipedia page is worth a read. Irish nationalist and rebel, convicted of sedition and transported to Tasmania, escaped, became a US citizen, fought in the American Civil War and became a governor of Montana. I would also HIGHLY recommend reading the hilarious travel narrative, The Road to McCarthy by Pete McCarthy as he searches the globe in search of anything to do with his name. Includes a lengthy chapter on his visit to Tasmania and talks of Meagher. (Also read his first book, McCarthy's Bar.)

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    Corinna on the West Coast is a good stopover.You can camp,have bunk accommodation or do as we did and stay in renovated miners cottages-
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    The pub has great meals,there are some nice short walks or you can cruise the Pieman river on an old Huon pine boat,The Arcadia-
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    Every bit as beautiful as the Gordon river cruise-
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    And you spend some time at the ocean beach at Pieman heads-
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    Looks like a beautiful trip.Thanks for sharing!
     

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