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    Bruny Island 'Truganini Lookout'

    by sirgaw Written May 28, 2014

    There is a small car park adjacent to the main road soon after entering the gravel section and well sign posted. Suggest you park the car and, take your time and slowly climb the 200 + wooden steps to the view from the lookout, which is great. The Neck as it is known is a narrow strip of land that separates North and South Bruny Island and in parts is not much wider than the 2 lane gravel road that is the main highway. I was told there is considerable animosity between residents in the north and south of the island, which has a permanent population of only 600.

    The view is 360 degrees and can be seen on line at https://www.360cities.net/image/bruny-island-neck-1#-192.88,17.34,95.3

    Adjacent to the wooden platform lookout is a memorial plaque and cairn commemorating Truganini (1812 – 1876), perhaps the most famous person born on Bruny Island who is credited as being the last of the full blood Tasmanian Aboriginals. It is fitting that the spectacular lookout bears her name. More information on Truganini at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truganini

    The area surrounding the lookout on the Southern Ocean side is also a Little Penguin (sometimes called Fairy Penguin) rookery. The penguins come ashore at dusk to feed their chicks September to February. There is a small toilet block and camping ground.

    The lookout is a Bruny Island must-do - more details on Bruny tourism and information on web site below.

    Magnificent view from the top Part of the lookout structure Looking up to at least 200 steps. Pounding surf on the Southern Ocean side. Calm waters of the D���entrecasteaux Channel
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    Wrest Point Entertainment Centre and Hotel/Casino

    by AusPinay Written Jul 23, 2013

    This place is Hobart's premier entertainment centre- with an iconic hotel, conference and entertainment centre located in an ideal setting- on the shores of Derwent River. It has all the essentials for a fun and and comfy stay or visit in the city, within Sandy Bay, where most of the wealthy homes are also found!

    We visited this place quite a few times now- first to have buffet dinner to celebrate our mate's birthday and then to watch a show. I shall be reviewing the coffee shop and the show venue separately.

    But do go and drop by this place or even stay a night or two or more- there's plenty to do, having a casino, watch a show where big name performers are featured, eat at any of several dining areas/cafes/bistro/buffet places- for breeky, lunch, dinner or snack.

    It is a huge place with ample parking space and friendly staff too. You can also be a member of their Federal Rewards Club which is free- and avail of discounts and get points as well for patronising their many venues/restaurants, casino, pokies, etc.

    my mates and I enjoying a night out there interiors of Wrest Point near one of many lounges superb Bootleg Beatles show
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    More boat festival

    by iandsmith Written Feb 18, 2013

    There was so much going on from stalls to performers to magnificient boats it's all a bit too much to list. However, if you'll take my advice, go and have a look someday, you won't be disappointed.
    Here are some more shots from the festival.
    You could go on board many of the vessels and have a look, as we did, one picture here is from the Lady Nelson replica.

    The Windeward Bound Below decks on the Lady Nelson What's a festival without a pipe band They were all shapes and sizes The
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    Devil in Heaven!!!

    by majoe Written Feb 25, 2003

    Tasmania is the place to be, I think, for nature lovers. good place to relax and turn green:) Even though much info is available on hand to tourists, the adventure starts when you discover the unexpected. Drive through one day and it is just amazing what you discover...

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    Bellerive Beach

    by swissfondue Updated Dec 4, 2013

    Hobart is built around a beautiful deep water harbour and beaches are close to the city centre.

    One of the most popular is Bellerive Beach. On summer evenings hundreds of people walk the length of the beach, exercise and play with their dogs. Blundstone Arena which Hobarts premier sporting facility (football and cricket) is located just metres from the beach.

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    HUON TRAIL - Apple & Heritage Museum

    by imstress Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Huon trail is a driving trail where you can stop by many attractions.

    I am warming myself up at the fireplace.
    It is cold even indoor on this winter day.

    Apple & Heritage Museum
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    Hobart City - Post Office

    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Hobart is Australia's southernmost capital city. There are beautiful Georgian buildings.

    The building behind me is the Post Office building which has a clock tower.

    Hobart City Post Office
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    HUON TRAIL - FOREST & HERITAGE CENTRE

    by imstress Written Mar 1, 2005

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    I could not believe when i see the price tag.

    The table and bench is not affordable by my standards.

    I could only take a pic of it to bring back home with me.

    Excellent workmanship.

    FOREST & HERITAGE CENTRE
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    HUON TRAIL - FOREST & HERITAGE CENTRE

    by imstress Written Mar 1, 2005

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    Can I buy the 2 antiques grandfater clock back home?

    No, its too late. Lets go, tour guide waiting for us.

    FOREST & HERITAGE CENTRE
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    HUON TRAIL - FOREST & HERITAGE CENTRE

    by imstress Written Mar 1, 2005

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    We have been standing here for so long on this cold winter day.

    Finally there is someone who is here to give us some warmth and a drink.

    HUON TRAIL - FOREST & HERITAGE CENTRE
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    HUON TRAIL - Huon River

    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Come and experience the thrill of white water Jet Boating on the Huon River.

    If you cant take the stress then just stand there and admire the beautiful and peaceful sceneries.

    Huon River
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    HUON TRAIL - Huon River

    by imstress Written Mar 1, 2005

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    A river of many moods; calm and tranquil in its broad lower reaches and fast with rapids suitable for kayaking further inland.

    Huon River
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    Howrah Beach

    by swissfondue Updated Dec 4, 2013

    There are some wonderful beaches right in the heart of Hobart and Howrah Beach is one of the most popular. It is located in the suburb of Howrah on the Eastern Shore of the Derwent River.

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