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Friday, February 25, 2000
Port Arthur to Coles Bay, Tas, Australia
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Coles Bay, Tas, Australia:
Latitude: 42° 7' 23" South
Longitude: 148° 17' 9" East
Altitude: 79 feet
From Seattle: 9356 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Iluka Backpackers

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Tasmania
Route: Car: A9, A3, B34, M1, B34, A3, C302
Start: Port Arthur
Stop 1. Tasmania Devil Park Wildlife Refuge Center, Tasman Peninsula
Stop 2. Tessellated Pavement State Reserve, Tasman Peninsula
Stop 3. Launceston
End:Coles Bay, Tas, Australia
Linear:188 miles
Weather: Overcast / Partial Sun / Overcast

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The Lanterns Rock formations View Point, Eaglehawk, Tas, Australia

The Lanterns Rock formations View Point, Eaglehawk, Tas, Australia

The Lanterns & Pirates Bay View Point, Eaglehawk, Tas, Australia

The Lanterns & Pirates Bay View Point, Eaglehawk, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Masked Owl (Captive) Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Red-necked wallaby Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Red-necked wallaby Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Red-necked wallaby Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Red-necked wallaby Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Red-necked wallaby Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Sulfer crested cockatoo Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil Park, Tas, Australia

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"Paving stones" Tessellated Pavement Starte Reserve, Tas, Australia

Tessellated Pavement and coast Tessellated Pavement Starte Reserve, Tas, Australia

Tessellated Pavement and coast Tessellated Pavement Starte Reserve, Tas, Australia

Tessellated Pavement and coast Tessellated Pavement Starte Reserve, Tas, Australia

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1051
Linear Dist: 205888
Countries Visited: 67
Regions Visited: 254
More stats...
Hotels: 330
Friends / Family: 287
Camping: 121
Hostels: 231
Transit: 68
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3752
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Journal Entry:
Up early for the drive up the peninsula to the dive center. It turns out the wind has changed directions so they can't dive either the cave or the wreck. As they're going to the same site I dove yesterday I decided to skip it. Drove back down the peninsula to the Tasmania Devil Park Wildlife Refuge Center. Saw the Tassie Devils, walabies, kangaroos, possums, and lots of birds. The Tasmanian devils were a little disappointing - ugly little brutal things - kind of like big possums with bad skin. Pretty amazing bites though - watched one bite through the leg bone of a rabbit in a single champ.

Headed up the coast for the Freycinet Peninsula. As I got near the national park it started to rain. I decided to skip on up to the city of Launceston which I was planning on visiting anyway (on Saturday). If the weather gets nicer tomorrow it's only a couple hours back to Feycinet. Of course as I get into Launceston the sun comes out - and and hour later I hear on the radio that real rain is supposed to move in tomorrow afternoon. So if I want to see the Freycinet National Park - which I do - it's got to be tomorrow morning. So back in the car for the drive back to the peninsula. I get to Coles Bay - the town on the peninsula just after dusk and decide to stay in a hostel tonight. If the weather is ok I'll camp tomorrow night.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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