THE NORTH WEST CORNER

DAY 37

Today we wandered back east and checked into Blue Wren RV Park for a week. We were on an unpowered site with water hook up – a nice little luxury after being on tank water for the last 5 weeks!!

The beauty of travel in Tasmania is that everything is so close. You can base yourself in the same place for a week and day trip to the surrounding areas to explore and then move on to a different region and do it all again!

Across the road from Blue Wren is GOAT ISLAND. You can walk out onto the rocky shelf at low tide to explore this pretty little granite island! Some parts require you to be a mountain goat but the views of the Bass Strait are beautiful, especially on such a calm day like we had! Goat Island is a nature reserve and is home to a colony of penguins!

DAY 38

Today we explored GUNNS PLAINS CAVES which is half an hour south of Ulverstone. Geoff, our guide, was fabulous and provided lots of information about the cave system and we had lots of laughs along the way too!

These caves were accidentally discovered in 1906 by a farmer when he followed the possum he was hunting down a hole… and it led him to discover this massive cave! Only three years later it was open to the public for viewing, making it the oldest show cave in Tasmania!

DAY 39 – 40

We then had a couple of down days with a covid jab and some school work thrown in!

The kids are starting their homeschooling journey this year. Caitlin is in Year 8, while Tyler is in Year 5. This week was their first taste of school work on the road and so far they give it the thumbs up!

DAY 41

Today’s adventures took us to Cradle Mountain for some hiking. We had visited the National Park on our previous trip and hiked to Marion’s Lookout and this time we wanted to walk around the Dove Lake Circuit.

The park offers many different walks for all levels of fitness, ranging from 10 minute walks to several day hikes! We did the 6km DOVE LAKE CIRCUIT today and it was just beautiful …the whole way around!!

THE MAP BELOW SHOWS WHERE WE WERE!

To be continued…