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All States Tassie Tour 2019 - 7th March to 12th March

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The guys lucky enough to attend the recent Snowies cruise decided we should do another cruise through the Apple Isle early next year

 

Mainlanders would be looking at going over on the boat Thursday night 7th March, returning on the boat Tuesday night 12th March.

With the Labour Day long weekend this would mean taking only the Friday and the Tuesday as holidays/leave etc (for Victoria - other states YMMV)

 

As per usual on the interstate cruises you're always welcome to join up and leave as your time/plans permit.

 

This would give us an extra day than we've taken previously (5 full days total) with the idea of maybe 2 nights at one location.

 

We'll most probably be attacking the Island clockwise this time and making sure we take in the North East properly (it's been rushed on previous cruises)

 

Possible places for the 2 nights, 1 bed are around Freycinet, Port Arthur or Strahan - depending on the wishes of the group and fitting in with people who want to join us, leave us, extend their stay further and for "tourist" activities people wish to experience. Depending on feedback here it will change or even be forgotten about, with a new destination each night.

 

Either way - I'll be going for a spurt round the Island on the dates given and am hoping some of you guys are keen to join me. 

 

Route, sights and stopovers are extremely fluid at this stage. 

 

Quick "doodle" idea of a possible route:

 

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Previous Tassie cruises:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to jump in and be part of this fantastic long weekend of driving, company, adventure and sights.

 

 

KEEN:

 

@Rab

@k31th

@EvilDaifu

@YLD127

 

MAYBE:

 

@MBAF

@demon1300

@Psshhhht

 

Note: This post will become the official cruise thread as we get closer to the date and will be edited accordingly with extra info and details.

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Bump for anyone currently on their xmas/new year break and wondering when to have their next break ;)

 

Definitely a memorable trip

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Think I'll start helping to sussing out some prices (but we ought to decide on the routes) - did that come out wrong :mosking:  Come Feb the good places to stay out will be scarcer and I think it would be good if we could all stay at the same hotel/motels where possible (if anything to make it easier to find our rooms at the end of evenings :roflmbo: )

 

May get myself another GoPro or similar as well  farrk been bingeing in Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video - those old English farts just keep getting better as time goes by in my opinion :drivingalong:

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I have done the tassie boat and road trip before with the family. Absolutely spectacular, try and visit cradle mountain as well.

 

One thing though guys, the roads are pretty horrible and in places down right dangerous. You really want a high riding 4wd rather than a highpowered lowered rwd.

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hahha, we do a fantastic road trip with our high powered rwd's and have done it a few times and it's absolutely epic. You just need to know where the actual good roads are.

 

are you joining us, @sixman?

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You guys are braver than me. Although I drove pretty hard and made my daughter vomit in a 4wd.

Some of the roads were in bad shape, potholes etc. Put crappy wheels on.

 

Wish I could go, but with 3 kids 6-12yo, they dictate where we go these days.

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that's a real shame you're constrained by hte kids when you're actually willing to go. worth asking the missus if she's either willing to come or willing to let you go? haha

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Only sketchy roads we found were the goat tracks @EvilDaifu managed to find when he decided to get to the front ;)

 

Have done Tassy in cars and on bikes multiple time - best roads/runs I've ever been on.

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We'll be on the Isle for 4 nights and am after preferences people have for accomodation and roads/sight seeing

 

@YLD127 has a place on offer on the east coast (Triabunna - cheap - sleeping bag required) for us - am looking for your thoughts where (or if) to have 2 nights at the one place. Need to find out more about the place, but I'm not fussy.

 

I'd be happy to make that a base for 2 nights (off the boat -> north and east coast -> Triabunna)

 

From there look at what those on the cruise want to do - we'll have a full, easy day to explore the area depending on preferences:

Inland roads, coastal national parks (up north),  Port Arthur (south) etc 

 

I'd also be happy to totally bypass Hobart and spend the other 2 nights using Strahan as the next base (same "resort" as last time or the cabins we had the time before that?).

 

Free day there to run the inland and coastal roads we haven't done before.

 

What's everyone's thoughts on sleeping places/bases:

 

Boat 7th Thurs

Triabunna 8th Fri

Triabunna 9th Sat

<600kms including Strathgordon - full days drive with K31th deciding we need to do detours, stops and u-turns for photo ops etc. Derwent Bridge for lunch of course.

Strahan 10th Sun

Strahan 11th Mon

Boat 12th Tues

 

Bolded ones would be the ones I'd probably look at changing out (and am more than happy to swap out one or both - or any of the others)

 

@EvilDaifu @YLD127 @k31th - your thoughts?

 

If the 2/2 nights/locations suite you I'll look at booking accom - then look at routes etc.

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Annual Leave Request submitted ...

 

Just checked on Spirit of Tassie sailing costs and its $816 return for 1 passenger, 1 car and 4 berth cabin for the dates of the cruise.  From past experience, those who have just booked a recliner on the boat can stay in the 4 berth cabin as they provide enough linen and towels for 4 people even if 1 person is staying in the cabin.  Cabin is $139 per night.  Just to let people know - I snore something bad ...

 

For 1 person with 1 car one way - it's probably $160 + $109 i.e. $269 one way or about $535 return.

 

Not sure about accommodation costs as I don't think we've settled on where we will be over the days yet.

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5 hours ago, EvilDaifu said:

Not sure about accommodation costs as I don't think we've settled on where we will be over the days yet.

 

2 nights Triabunna, 2 Strahan sound good?

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