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Next destination was Strahan, via the ugly mined lunar landscape of Queenstown.


The Gordon River cruise from Starhan took us out to the well-named "Hells Gates", then back through MacQuarie Harbour. This picture shows the salmon farms on MacQuarie Harbour.

The Salmon Farms, MacQuarie Harbour

The brave young guide showed us where the convicts on Sarah Island built the ships by standing in the freezing water on the Huon pine slipways!

Sarah Island

Pristine wilderness up the Gordon river.

The Gordon River cruise

Not warm! Judy and Gary are well prepared!

Rugging up in Tassie's cool weather

Approaching the Gordon River landing.

Gordon River

First sight of Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain

A meal fit for a king at Cradle Mountain Caravan Park - Lyn, Harvey, Harvey and Judy.

Dinner in style!

Gary and Harvey do the dishes while Judy and Lyn discuss secret women's business!

Secret women's business!

Walking around Dove Lake beneath Cradle Mountain.

Dove Lake

Closer up of the autumn colours of nonofagus cunninghamii - Tasmania's only deciduous native beech.

Autumn colours

Cradle Mountain slips through the cloud.

Cradle mountain in the fog

Liffey Falls, en route to Longford.

Liffey Falls

Grape vines, up the Tamar Valley, north of Launceston.

Grape Vines

A seahorse farm in the Tamar Valley.

Seahorse farm

   Time to leave Tassie for the Great Ocean Road ..

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