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Bicheno and Freycinet National Park

Discussion in 'Tas' started by puttputtputt, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. puttputtputt

    puttputtputt New Member

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    Thought I'd share the first ever overnight trip I did in my bus! In 2007 a few mates and I decided to head down the east coast for a weekend as I had to pick up some full-size roof racks at the previous owner's shack in Bicheno. After putting the racks on the bus we realised we only had a couple of small straps for attachment but as former Scouts I think we did okay.
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    I think this is near Freycinet.
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    Bay of Fires perhaps? I'm not good with names!
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    Almost at the National Park
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    A few stray kayakers (can you see one of the two straps holding the racks in place heh)
     
  2. puttputtputt

    puttputtputt New Member

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    We drove into Freycinet National Park late in the evening, had more than a few drinks and left early the following morning.
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    Mt Amos in the background
    Walked up Mt Amos, incredible view, and then down into Wineglass Bay for an *extremely* cold yet worthwhile swim.
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    Getting up Amos..a walk which probably should not be done with thongs and jeans
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    The view halfway up Amos. Not my legs - that was our dedicated photographer, another Ben :)
     
  3. puttputtputt

    puttputtputt New Member

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    The view at the top of Amos, Wineglass Bay all the way down there
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    Such a lovely place!

    And the weekend only got better. Beginning the drive home we saw a huge konvoy of bays, beetles and transports, all waving the flashing their lights. Such a beautiful sight - it was all I could do to not turn around and follow them back to Freycinet. Darn Uni.
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    A magical trip, I'm sure most Tassie buses would have ventured to the east coast and it's easy to see why!

    Cheers
    Ben
     
  4. Vanders

    Vanders Active Member

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    A beautiful part of the world Ben. My ex runs the sea kayaking business down there. A worthwhile paddle experience, just don't mention my name when booking :)
     
  5. ttmck

    ttmck Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ive done this now 3 times and just love every part of that coast in tassie , for any one who is thinking of going to tasmania its an absolute must do .
     
  6. puttputtputt

    puttputtputt New Member

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    Heh, will do Paul. It'd be a good business, there are some great private beaches to examine via paddling. I borrowed some boats off my old coach a few years ago and went for an excursion around the bay, it was a great experience. I think that was with an ex as well..jinx!
     
  7. Shifter

    Shifter New Member

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    God's little acre in Paradise!!!
     

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