When you are on the road you meet and chat to many helpful people. The beachside town of Marrawah on Tasmania’s north west coast was not on my list, yet it had been recommended by many. A large flock of birds and a rock circle. I had a ‘thing’ about the thick strong Bull Kelp which grows freely in Tasmania! Continue reading Back tracking up the coast to Marrawah!
I did say this was mining territory! Just a few kms from Rosebery is the small town of Tullah. Remnants of its past lay around for you to explore. The small railway line that once carried the ore, railway sleepers, rusted railway pegs etc., Part of the railway line operates once a month by some of the local volunteers. Unfortunately I had missed the dates, yet … Continue reading Toot, Toot camping at Tullah! Tasmania
Leaving the west coast of Tasmania, heading to the heart of the rich mining area. I could not find much on the town of Zeehan, so I thought I would stop for a coffee. Without much thought, I wandered over to the museum. Five hours later, I’m still gawking at the historic items this museum holds. It has taken decades to collect all these items for this incredible, … Continue reading Silver City – Zeehan and Tasmania’s Mining!
Very early mornings anywhere can give you a surprise – the hope of a magnificent sunrise or something out of the ordinary. Strolling by the harbour in the wee hours, I noticed a small fishing boat just pulling in to tie up. Being nosey, I wandered over to find CRAYFISH in their hundreds! These men had been out for four days with their pots and came back … Continue reading Anyone for fresh Crayfish?!
haha no dogs, I just LOVED the colours and textures of the different barks of the tree trunks from the rainforest on the Gordon River. Such a shame we were on limited time- oh well I have the images to transport me back whenever I need. Continue reading Woof Woof – Bark from the Rainforest – Gordon River
Information Centres are a minefield of information with super friendly and helpful staff all too willing to make your stay enjoyable. Strahan’s centre has an added bonus, a ‘Rainforest’ you can walk through showing Strahan’s history and coloured past. Giving you a visual history lesson. Beginning with a section on the original ‘owners’ of this land with individual , fighting for survial and their struggles for … Continue reading Historical Rainforest at Strahan Tourist Information Centre
Out of the ‘forests’ we are heading to Queenstown into Tasmania’s mineral territory on the west coast! The landscape changes, devoid of trees to barren land and multi coloured rocks which have been mined. Mount Lyell contains 22 known ore bodies, This area was known for the copper wealth since 1935. Driving up to Iron Blow Lookout feels like you are on another planet. The colours of the minerals … Continue reading Iron Blow, Tasmania -A Wealth of Minerals