Friday, 25 November 2011

Mathinna Camping weekend

We got ourselves a new tent so we wanted to test it out before heading off to use it on a family holiday to NSW in January 2012.
It is a cheap ebay tent but after our big holiday I dont think it will get much use as we are planning on buying a camper trailer.

We headed off friday afternoon stopping a few times to get some refreshments and to load the trailer with wood. Once there we all pitched in and set up camp. The new tent went up nice and easy and isnt too bad considering the price.

We got a nice big fire going, had an easy tea and had a reasonably early night ready for a big day the next day.


The next day, Saturday we were up nice and early and had a big day ahead of us.


After breakfast we went on a 4wd trip through Dans Valley and down the infamous 'Jeep' Track rain forest to emerge at St Columbia falls.





St Columbia falls claims it is the largest falls in Tassie but I think Montuzuma Falls is bigger?





We then went for a look around the plantations in the upper Mathinna area.




We got back to camp nice and early, time enough to find some worms for fishing, do some playing around the river skimming rocks etc and generally having fun. It was nice and hot, so water fun it had to be.





Some randoms from around the area

 


That night we made another huge fire, had a nice meal, cooked some damper and played around with the torches and the camera!





The next morning we caught ourselves an eel! eeeew lol 


  

We let him go, had breakfast and slowly packed up and went home after another great weekend away.
Life does not get any better :)

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