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Camper booked... Tassie, here we come!

Happy New Year friends! I hope 2014 is shaping up nicely for you, as it certainly is for us...

...because in exactly two weeks time we'll be setting of on the adventure of our dreams - a campervan holiday around Tasmania! Our dearest friends are tying the knot and we can't wait to celebrate with them, taking in the natural bush surrounds and exquisite food and drink that Tassie is so famously known for. Afterwards, we'll take off on a mini adventure exploring the island and resisting the urge to buy every land-sale we pass (or maybe we won't!).

We've been dreaming of a Tassie trip for years now and suffice to say I'm equally excited about this adventure as I was about New York!

Any hot tips for campervaning with kids? Any Tassie hot spots we really shouldn't miss?

P.S - If you and your family live in Tassie and are interested in a family photo session, I'd love to hear from you. Please email me oneclaireday(at)gmail(dot)com

25 comments :

  1. How exciting! Our holiday driving around Tasmania (pre-children mind you) remains one of our favourite trips we've done. Have a wonderful time and take lots of photos to share with us :)

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  2. Oh lucky you! We spent a week there in 2010 with our eleven and seven year old boys and six month old baby girl. It was wonderful.A highlight was a trip to Bruny Island where we did the jet-boat ride (with the six month old strapped in a baby bjorn :) and definitely Cradle Mt. Stunning scenery, delicious food and beautiful people. Have fun xx

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    1. Boat ride sounds interesting - my girls both get motion sickness! ha! Thanks for the tip xx

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  3. wow, hope you have the most amazing time!
    www.daintydaisiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Oh fun!! What a wonderful thing to do, we'd love to do that, I haven't been to tassie since I was a little girl x

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  5. Oh what an adventure you'll have. I thought that Cataract Gorge in Launceston was ever so sweet and quaint (the old chairlift is lovely)…and I can't say why, I just loved funny old Stanley (and the Knob!)…Looking forward to hearing your Tassie tales xxx

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  6. Oh - and how could I forget the walk to Wineglass Bay…mind you, that was pre-children!

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    1. Thanks for all the tips, Claire (I remember taking your advice on our NY trip too - you're obviously quite well travelled!) xx

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  7. Sounds like true fun, I hope you´ll share pics! :-)

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  8. How exciting!! Like the others have mentioned: cradle Mtn, Freycinet, Tasman Peninsula, Mona museum, Tahune air walk, the Huon valley has an excellent new cider tasting/cafe place called the Apple Shed, Cygnet is a sweet town with 2 excellent cafés (Red velvet lounge and the Lotus Eaters) the Huon will have plenty of fruit available too. If markets are your thing there is Salamanca, the Tas farmgate market and the mona market Moma. If you find yourself in the vicinity of the channel (near Bruny is) and in need of a coffee and cake, you'd be welcome at the hut!

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    1. Marian - thankyou! I emailed you x

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  9. Happy New Year!

    I've never been to Tassie but I hope you have an awesome time! :)

    Erin // http://www.erinoxnam.com/

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  10. I'm here at Rocky Cape national park right now, soooo beautiful. Sisters beach is quiet and stunning, Also If you can make it to Cygnet, very pretty. maybe bump into you here haha! x

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  11. I'm going to live vicariously through you on this trip as this is exactly what we have in mind for later in the year! Have a magnificent adventure xxx

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  12. How funny, this is exactly what we did about a month ago. Two kids, just 3 and just 1, campervan, going with the flow, travelling... It was bliss. My absolute highlight was Cradle Mountain and the walk around Dove Lake, beautiful! 3 year old walked most of it, 1 year old in Manduca. Have fun x

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    1. glad to hear it went well... gives me confidence! x

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  13. Oh enjoy, I live in Launceston, Tasmania. Marians advice are all a definite must, if you have enough time that is. My partner and I went to Bruny Island for the first time a few days, it was lovely and I suggest eating at the Bruny Island Hotel and considering the seafood platter (hopefully you like seafood). I hope you that can try as much as our state produce as possible, it really is gorgeous here. The gorge in Launceston is also a must, it is delightful. Hollybank Treetops is also a great adventure but not sure how it would go with children :). Enjoy your time, I hope you love it as much as I do xoxo

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    1. LOVE seafood and Bruny Island is definitely a must for us! Thanks for the tips x

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  14. Ok, I'm pretty biased because I'm from the NW coast - but you have to, have to make it up here! My top list of stuff you should check out is: Barringwood Park Vineyard, Anvers Chocolate Factory, Stanley (the Nut and Highfield House), Table Cape lighthouse, Ashgrove Farm Cheese, Cradle Mt, Boat Harbour beach, Penguin (there's a great market every Sunday). Places to eat that are very good: Bruce's (Wynyard), Harvest and Cater (Boat Harbour beach), Seabreeze (Boat Harbour - on the hwy), Stanley pub and all the cheese and chocolate places mentioned up there too! If you like whisky, the Hellyer Distillery is good - they do food there and the view is great (it's actually just down the road from where I live)

    And there's heaps more that you'll just discover as you go - that's the great thing about Tassie! Hope you have a great trip :)

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    1. Oh thank you so much for all these tips naomi! x

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  15. I AM JEALOUS. That is all. Kellie xx

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    1. I AM ALSO JEALOUS. I keep trying to convince the husband that we should move there because everyone says it's just like Canada x

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  16. Coles Bay is a MUST, as is the Bay Of Fires! I could list a million other places but half the fun is exploring for yourselves! Have an amazing time! Have you checked out www.discovertasmania.com.au ? I can not wait to see your photos of our beautiful state!! xx

    www.twinsplusonemumma.com x

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  17. Lucky you, I'm from Tasmania and I just love it there (going back in one week myself) and I can't wait. My tips, boat harbour beach, absolutely stunning quiet little beach/town, and a nice caravan park too. Freycinet is just magic. Salamanca Market in Hobart on a weekend is a must see. Battery Point in Hobart is lovely too (you must try the bakery there Jackman & Ross). And even though it's small, and there's not a lot there, I really like Richmond too, it's just lovely and quaint. Enjoy all that Tasmania has to offer!! You will love it x

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  18. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Tasmania. We really loved visiting and always dream of returning. Some of the places we liked were Ross for it's sandstone buildings, Richmond so much fun visiting the old jail and feeding the duck, Port Arthur and nearby Sorrell for some fruit picking, Lake St Clair and Russell Falls, Salamanca Markets so so many beautiful spots. Where ever you go you are going to love your holiday. Have fun.

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