After a hearty breakfast we left Hobart heading west to Strahan our home for the next 2 nights. It was a very scenic drive through the country seeing waterways and different agriculture. A lot of grains are grown here and even an oathouse still at New Norfolk.
A stop at the old hydro town of Tarraleah for a viewing of the penstocks pipes used for the hydro power in Tasmania, then it was on through the gorge for morning tea. After this we travelled through the beautiful lakes area to the beautiful Wall in the Wilderness. Here we were able to see the history of the region carved in beautiful Tasmanian Huon pine by Greg Duncan a fully qualified electrician and self taught sculptor. Greg is a very clever craftsman, after walking around and seeing other detailed carvings around the gallery. The panels are due to be finished in March 2017. It was definitely a real wow factor!
Then it was onto the Derwent Bridge Hotel for lunch, before hitting the road again for the Nelson Falls. Here we had a lovely scenic walk through the rainforest to see the falls. Quite a lot of water was coming over after recent rains. The ferns and trees were just beautiful. We then wound our way to Queenstown the old mining town. A fantastic view of Queenstown from the top of the hill, before winding our way down and having a drive around Queenstown with Brian pointing out all the places of interest.
Once we left Queenstown we then took the very windy road to Strahan, only about 40 kms but it took a while because of all the very tight turns and hilly terrain. On arrival in Strahan we had a quick look around and then headed to our accommodation overlooking the pretty little harbour of the fishing village. Many enjoyed the view while chatting over happy hour before dinner, a beautiful sunset again as we look across the harbour.
Dinner was a huge array of seafood, roast meats, salads, vegetables, you name it and it was there as well as a huge assortment of desserts, nobody went away hungry! After dinner everyone was happy to wander off to bed.
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