"Tasmania" State of Tasmania by mvtouring

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What a weekend

We wanted to see as much of Australia as possible and top of our list was Tasmania. We were so excited when Anne found a special for a weekend excursion to this Island that we jumped at the opportunity.
We left on the Friday evening from Melbourne to Launceston and we should have known it was going to be a strange weekend from the start. At the airport in Melbourne we were having coffee whilst we waited for our plane to leave when a fully grown man of approx 6 foot 2 inches tall walked past us, fully dressed as Superman (cape and all) on his way to some rescue somewhere.

On the plane we were talking in Afrikaans and I was making a comment about the steward when the he stopped by us and enquired what language we were speaking, informing us that he was born in RSA. Needless to say I was red in the face as I was making the comment about his nice butt. Arriving in Launceston, we were late in arriving at our hotel, had problems booking in and when we finally got to the bedroom it reminded us of the move "The Shining". Well nothing happened, we had a good nights rest and set off the next morning towards the Marakoopa Caves and King Solomons mines visiting many spots along the way and then finally taking the road down to Hobart where we were sleeping the Saturday evening.

Hobart and Richmond had a lot to offer us as well with some more interesting things happening to us in that area.

We left again from Hobart airport to Melbourne on the Sunday evening after a fantastic weekend of seeing, doing and experiencing many things.

  • Last visit to State of Tasmania: Dec 1998
  • Intro Written Jul 22, 2004
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    Jan 17, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    The Marakoopa caves look very nice - I recently read the Tasmanian devils were having some kind of illness and they were in danger...hope the virus or whatever illness they have won't eradicate them.

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  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2005 at 2:52 PM

    Missed Tasmania on my last visits to Australia, but hope to make it this year! Thanks for your tips!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2005 at 11:28 PM

    nice page, we didnt have enough time to visit Tasmania, but we did see the glow worms in a gold mine in NSW!


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