Tasmania – Mt. Field National Park, Russell Falls

20/11/2004 – Launceston

My first stop in Tasmania

Cataract Gorge in Launceston is a popular destination for the young and the old. The weather was fantastic so I decided to take a stroll through the gorge. Afterwards I had a look around town and rent a car for the following nine days.

21/11/2004 – Devonport

Crossing Bass Strait by ferry

By car I stroke from Launceston to Devonport, stopping at Marakoopa Caves and Liffey Falls. In Devonport you can marvel at the "Spirit of Tasmania", a hugh ferry connecting the mainland of Australia and Tasmania.

22/11/2004 – Cradle Mountain National Park

No rain but phantastic views of Cradle Mountain

The first National Park on my way through Tasmania. Walked around Lake Dove then up to Wombat Lake and a few steps on the Overlander. Late in the afternoon I saw some wild wombats and they were soo cute! Oh, have I already told you that it rains at Cradle Mountain National Park at about 350 days a year? When I was there it was a beautiful day and great views. Guess I'm lucky...

23/11/2004 – Strahan

It's a long drive from Cradle Mountain National Park to Strahan

On the way I stopped at Montezuma Falls but except the falls I haven't done much that day. Only relaxing at the backpackers.

24/11/2004 – Lake St. Claire National Park

A tiny walk on the Overlander

A first stop at Nelson Falls then Lake St. Claire National Park. Hike to the top of Mt. Rufus, afterwards from the visitor centre to Echo Point on the Overlander. The plan was to take a boat back to the visitor centre from there but the boat didn't have any room left so I ended up walking three hours back. Saw more venomous snakes (tiger snakes) that day then during my whole stay on the mainland.

November 2004

Map: Where is Tasmania?

 - Launceston / Devonport
 - Cradle Mt. National Park
 - Port Arthur
 - Freycinet NP / Bay of Fires