Monday, 28 January 2013

A Sunny West Coast Long Weekend Day 4

The next morning we had a lazy start and packed up camp around 10am. Said our good byes to the other families and started making our way home.

This time we chose to go up through the centre via Zeehan, Roseberry, Tullah etc.

Our first stop was the Henty Dunes....they were the largest dunes we have seen. Photos just dont do them justice.

 Then the lookout that over looks the mountains to the north and the coast to the west.

 We had to drive past the Pioneer Museum last time we were in the area but this time we got to have a look and just like the museum in Queenstown we didnt have the time to do the place justice. Just so much to see, it really is a half day museum.
Only small group of photos of what was another really interesting place.

 Next stop Roseberry to have a look at Stitt Falls but was disappointed that the viewing platform was in a really bad spot and getting a photo was difficult.

 After driving through Tullah and the lakes in the area we chose to go up over Cradle Mountain road to get home.

 Lake Cethana near Wilmot...I think! There was some nice camp spots in this area we want to look at one day.

And before you know it we were home after a great long weekend. The weather was perfect, it was great to meet some more 'myswaggers' and we really enjoyed seeing some more of Tassie.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

A Sunny West Coast Long Weekend Day 3

The next morning we decided to go for a bike ride into the township and look around the harbour.

Our first stop was the huon pine saw mill. The products were really nice and had a price tag to match ;)

We then rode 6 or so kays around the beautiful harbour

 We then came back to camp, dropped the bikes off and drove back into town to look at some more sights and to do the Hogarth Falls walk.

We returned to camp, had lunch and then went for a drive out to Macquarie Harbour to check out the 'free' camp sites. The camp sites out there were packed with 20 something year old kids on their quad bikes and all the other shenanigans that goes with the territory......we were young once so dont hold it against them but enjoy the peace and serenity these days so glad we chose to stay where we did!

We will however return there one day when its an off weekend because it is a beautiful location right on the beach.
 I cant remember the facts on this beach but its something like 30 kays long, you can drive along it and it is obviously a play ground for jet ski's, boats, bikes and fishing. I of course didnt catch any fish ;)

We spent quite a while here, the kids loved it.

 On the way in to the harbour we saw a nice little picnic ground that had a great spot for kayaking so on the way back we did exactly that, had a play with the kayak.

 It was now getting late so we went back to camp and cooked a yummy roast turkey in the weber.

After tea we all once again sat around and chatted until very late after what was a big day.