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Narawntapu National Park

My last day before leaving Devonport was a glorious day spent exploring Narawntapu NP. The park is located at Bakers Beach and I arrived to see hundreds of tiny red mud crabs emerging from the sand. Next to the beach is a fertile plain, which has earned the park its nickname of “the Serengeti of […]

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Stanley

A day trip to Stanley to see the Nut, a stunning volcanic plug rising around 150 metres from the waters edge. The town of Stanley is nestled behind, full of well preserved colonial buildings and quaint cafes. As I headed back to Devonport I stopped for a few hours at the neighbouring Rocky Cape National […]

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Devonport

One of my favourite memories here was watching the big ships arrive and depart. It was fun to skip across the Mersey River in the Spirit of Devonport ferry knowing I would eventually be boarding its big sister the Spirit of Tasmania. While in Devonport I visited the Bass Strait Maritime museum and the Tasmanian […]

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Sheffield

A short stop on our way from Cradle Mountain, a woman we’d met in Hobart had recommended we stop in her home town of Sheffield to see the famed murals. They were pretty amazing.

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Cradle Mountain

It was a little cool and cloudy, which meant there were no crisp outlines of the distinctive mountain but plenty of fascinating textures in the landscape and vegetation. We spent a couple of hours walking one of the shorter trails. There was much evidence of wildlife along the track, we even caught sight of one […]