Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Saturday, July 5, 2008


We love Tasmania, especially in summer, when it is too hot in Queensland. On the first trip we did a circut of the island state, with a stay at Cradle Mountain being the highlight. However, that was in the days before I had a digital camera so there are no pictures here of that trip. Later we did the Tamar Valley, the North and West Coastal areas.The last trip was to Hobart and the Huon Valley area.

The Tasman Bridge, Hobart

Sydney to Hobart Yachts

Bill just loved this model train exhibition of Swiss trains, the railway station was a replica of Spiez Station which is in a village near where he grew up.

The oldest bridge in Australia at Richmond

On top of Mt Wellington. It was blowing a gale and freezing cold.

A boat building school

A trout farm

A trout

Tahune Forest

Tahune Forest Airwalk

"The Nut" Stanley

Street scene in Stanley

A Beautiful B&B banks of the Tamar River

The Tamar River at Kayena

The Boag Brewery

The Cataract Gorge Launceston

Brickendon Historic Farming Village at Longford

Arthur River Cruise

Tarkine Wilderness

On the edge of the world--West Coast


  1. Hmmm...I'm not sure I could walk over that Cataract Gorge. Colorado has a deep gorge (Royal Gorge) with a bridge to walk over it and I use that term lightly. I walked over it in the 1960's and I chickened out when I got out on it. It would s.w.i.n.g. I can't spell the feeling that it gave me. Maybe they've made it better by now.

  2. Hi Diane,
    Tasmania looks sooo inviting. I particularly like the idea of the B&B so close to the water. Thank you for the tour.
    Kind regards, Elizabeth

  3. That`s one big tree fern....
    You are certainly lucky to have travelled to all these beautiful cities of ours...I hope to be able to do this one day....