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gowalkabout
19-06-13, 02:56 PM
Thought I may as well start the Tassie page.

Well with very bad experiences over long weekends down here in Tassie we were all set to stay home, but after being told awhile back about a property down at Dunalley (on the way to port Arthur) we booked it for us and a few friends. Now when you book this place you get it all to yourself and now we've been there that is amazing when you see how much room you get. You get a huge campsite with your own beach and all your firewood supplied. There is a drop toilet and a small shelter as well as a couple of park style bench tables. The fire pits are the left over chimneys from an old house.

With such a big beach it didn't take long before the beach cricket started amongst the hoard of kids (and a couple of bigger kids ::) ) this then moved on to a kick of the footy. A few of those more responsible ones in the group went to get the fire going and get the camp ovens loaded and ready for the fire. Once dark the kids kept running around playing hide and seek which wasn't hard as when they turned their torches off they instantly disappeared anyway ;D . After a nice meal of roast chook and vegies and a few drinks the bread pudding started to lift the lid of the camp oven which served as a good reminder it was in the fire anyway a few more drinks latter it was off to bed.

The next day myself and another went for a kayak, with the plan to paddle out to the island, but as we got to around the halfway mark noticed a massive kelp forest so thought we had better drop the lines and within the first minute the first fish was landed. With the luck seeming not to continue and the swell picking up we headed off closer to shore to checkout the cliffs where it looked a bit calmer, and found a great cave to explore on the kayaks and where I jumped in for a snorkel, I've never seen a spot with sooo many abalone. Then back to camp for a feed and relax around the fire for the rest of the day and night.

As some had to be back early it was a early pack up and we all headed back to Hobart with some of us stopping in at the Dunalley bakery on the way. All in all a great weekend at a great property and cant wait to get back there. For more info on the property check out www.bangor.com.au

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Rusty
19-06-13, 04:49 PM
Got to love Tassie sometimes wish we were back their.
Just checked out the website what a great campsite and only $100 per night for the whole place perfect for a group.

Gary
19-06-13, 05:18 PM
Thanks for kicking off the Tasmanian trip reports. Hopefully it's the first of many.

That spot looks fantastic. Not sure about jumping in the ocean down there though.

gowalkabout
19-06-13, 05:28 PM
Nothing a 7mm semi dry wetsuit can't help with :thumbsup:

Ian
19-06-13, 08:44 PM
I've done a bit of diving a bit further down near Eagle hawk neck,spectacular coast line,thanks for the report.

disco 3 door
28-10-13, 08:13 PM
Have they rebuilt the Bakery already, after the January fires.

outback jack
28-10-13, 09:08 PM
great to see the camp ovens getting a workout cheers

gowalkabout
29-10-13, 06:50 AM
Yeah the bakery got up and going pretty quick after the fires. They moved down the road to new premisses.

disco 3 door
29-10-13, 09:41 AM
Good to see as it was agood place to stop.

CatchinJack
29-10-13, 10:17 AM
Ah Tassie, would move there tomorrow if I could, love the place.