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I'm showing my English girlfriend around Tasmania in March this year, and as a part of that we're spending three days with fairly long drives. Hobart to Strahan (where we'll kayak up the Gordon), Strahan to Cradle Mountain, and Cradle Mountain to Coles Bay (where we'll obviously visit Wineglass Bay etc). Since she's not a fan of sitting in the car for ages, I'm keen to stop en route each drive and stretch the legs - perhaps go for a smallish walk to a lookout or up a small mountain. Ideally we'd bring a packed lunch and just get out of the car for a couple of hours. Can anyone recommend some small walks that would nicely break up the three drives above?

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    How about you take her to Strathgordon on the way to the West Coast. Pretty impressive dam and not a bad view!

    If you are travelling down the east coast to Coles Bay, stop in at the Mt Elephant Pancake Parlour for lunch. The food there is pretty good and it is pretty tranquil. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Jared Hill via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I had considered Strathgordon, but the problem is that going there would add about 100km to the Hobart to Strahan leg, since there's no onward route through Strathgordon. Given she's not into civil engineering I also applied a slight negative weighting to Gordon Dam!

    Good suggestion on the Pancake Parlour, I'll see if I can tweak the driving plan. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Edward Deards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Kellys basin is supposed to be a great walk while your on the Wild West,

    http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=1579

    You follow a railway track and end up at a ghost town that used to be a highly populated port town! Now it is apparently all over grown with scrubbery!. I had some friends that went down there with the old town plans and bashed through thick forest finding lots of old treasures, large overgrown grand gates and abandoned houses. Its not a short walk but ignore what the signs say, most people could knock an hour and a half off their estimate... almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Courtney Simpson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Also Montezuma falls near Roseberry.
    http://www.westcoast.tas.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/MontezumaFalls.pdf
    Easy walk and spectacular, I took a friend here from London, he loved it! almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Courtney Simpson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Thanks Courtney - great couple of suggestions. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Edward Deards via Site_iconTravellr.com

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