Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cradle Mountain

When we left Stanley it was drizzling rain, nothing significant, just nuisance rain; this persisted all the way along the coast to Burnie where we turned inland initially along the Ridgley Highway as far as the “Fingerpost” then joining the … Continue reading

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Cradle Mountain

When we left Stanley it was drizzling rain, nothing significant, just nuisance rain; this persisted all the way along the coast to Burnie where we turned inland initially along the Ridgley Highway as far as the “Fingerpost” then joining the … Continue reading

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Edge of the World

You may not believe it but the Edge of the World is located in North Western Tasmania near the mouth of the Arthur River. Our initial aim was to visit the Tarkine Forest Adventure at Dismal Swamp as there is … Continue reading

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The Nut

Many millions of years ago an active volcano existed on the site of the town of Stanley; what remains today is the eroded remnants of the original lava lake from the volcano and is today known as “The Nut”.  There … Continue reading

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Historic Highfield

On a hill overlooking the town of Stanley sits the historic homestead “Highfield”.  The house was built by the Van Diemen’s Land Company to house its managers.  The company was established in London in 1824 by a group of influential … Continue reading

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Back Tracking

We did a little back tracking from Stanley along the Bass Highway to Sulphur Creek and thence along to the town of Penguin.  A visit to the local information centre yielded lots of brochures and maps to assist us in … Continue reading

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Devonport to Stanley

Once we had departed the port at Devonport we headed to Stanley.  We had decided to base ourselves at Stanley for a few days and explore the north-west region without the caravan.  It is only about 130 kilometres from Devonport … Continue reading

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