State of Tasmania Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by AusPinay
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by AusPinay
    by DennyP

State of Tasmania Warnings and Dangers

  • Wildlife.

    Hobart Warnings and Dangers

    Most of the reviews I've seen have described Hobart as having "non-dangerous" wildlife. I'm here, as a person who used to live near a lot of bushland in Hobart, to tell you all that this is wrong. First of all, Redback Spiders. These bastards are everywhere. Even where I live now, I've seen them inside the house. Other spiders that could kill you...

  • Meander Falls

    Meander Falls, listed on the must-have 60 Great Walks brochure, are 22 km from Deloraine and used to be a further 2:30 walk from the car park. However, they had a major weather event and trees, debris and washaways have trashed the track to the point where it may never be opened again. I'm writing this 12 months after the event in late 2011 and...

  • Dirty look

    We were at Coles Bay looking for an accomodation at a small shop in the area. Well she gave a few proposals but we took our time to decide to get better value. But that's not the issue as she actually gave a dirty look at my daughter (who spoke in fluent aussie english) which I interpreted as racist. I wanted to question her but my daughter stopped...

  • Slow Down

    Tasmania’s roads are narrow and windy. In a split second, you can clip a guardrail leaving your rental car badly damaged.

  • Snakes

    There are three kinds of snakes in Tasmania, all of them are venomous. The most common one is the Tigersnake which is the only one I've seen there.Usually they are quite shy creatures and move out of your way and only attack when feeling endangered. So be sensible: don't try to catch one!

  • Be exceedingly careful driving at dusk...

    Tasmania is a place full of nocturnal wildlife (as is the rest of Australia). All sorts of marsupials begin to come out to look for food starting when the shadows get long and continue throughout the night. They love the areas near the roads; some like to graze on the shorter grasses that have been mewed near the roadsides. But whatever the reason,...

  • Animal acts

    Now, I don't know how you'd react when you went to the male toilet and saw the urinal a possum........... licking the urine up! Casual though I portend to be, I must admit the event even evicted surprise from me. I'm shaking my head still as I write!Still, the wombat under our motorhome, the penguin seeking shelter...

  • Don't play with the ants

    I don't have a picture of them, I've never seen one and, quite frankly, I never want to. If you've headed south seeking to avoid the world's 10 most deadly snakes (all in Australia), a few crocs (and we all know what they can do), the box jellyfish and all the wondrous other items that live in the natural world that are not quite benign then you...

  • Roadkill Galore!

    Almost all the dead animals you see by the side of the road were hit either at dusk or during the night. They’re nocturnal, so by day, you rarely see any of them. Don’t drive at night, or if you really must, make sure it’s only for a few kms. It’s no wonder so many of them get hit as nowhere else in Australia have I seen the forest literally meet...

  • Highway travel

    The winding Highways can be very very narrow, in some cases too narrow to even paint white lines on (deceptive when highways are drawn more like almost straight major highways on maps but they really aren't)Roads in to National parks can be in quite bad condition, narrow, gravel and sometimes pot-holed, so you need to drive extra carefully.You may...

  • There for all to see

    If ever there was a powerful testament about how not to handle the environment, this would be it. Contrast this denuded landscape, which you might think at first looks nice and sandy, with the picture of the nearby Gordon River in the "Getting Around" section.What's happened here is that all the river bank has been poisoned by a copper mine further...

  • The walk down from Cradle...

    The walk down from Cradle Mountain in the the twilight was worth every treacherous second once we were down . . but was a curse inducing adventure at the time.


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