A couple of nights we free camped and if this was an example of free camping in Tasmania, we have a great time ahead of us.
When I got back from Mackay we attempted to split Tassie into sections and attack it that way so we will be doing the area around Launceston and west to Stanley.
Even an octopus up in one corner
One of the many waterfalls we encountered.
One of our camps were at a place called Boat Harbour which showed proof that the area was a very active volcano area thousands of years ago. A lot of coast looked like this with volcanic rock all along the beach.
river. Gee it was nice.
Tasmania certainly knows how to grow tall trees and some of them are really huge.
Stanley is situated at the top of the state on the western side of the north coast and has this huge rock formation for which it is famous.
We stayed at the caravan park and the wind blew and the rain was almost horizontal at times and on one of the clear days we decided to take the chairlift up to the top of the "Nut" but the wind blew so hard and cold I refused to walk around the top and left it to Stuart while I sheltered in the hut at the top of the chair lift. The trip down was the coldest I have felt in a long while (even Europe).
The township of Stanley from the top of the Nut
We travelled further west towards the coast as we were headed towards Arthur River and stayed at a free camp called Green Point where there was a very dirty dog there to greet all travellers. I hope he is owned by one of the farmers in the area and I hope they bath him soon.
We have just about seen what we want to see of the North West of the state but reserve the right to backtrack if necessary.