I used Somerset as a base to explore the North West area of Tasmania. On the first day I visited the Nut, a huge rock which is the remnant of a volcano, the Edge of the World which is a rocky coastal area with strong winds and huge piles of driftwood, Trowutta Arch which is a magical walk through a Fern forest like something out of a fairy tale and finally Dip waterfall. Distance covered 416 km in 8:45 hrs over some very torturous winding roads, a fun drive in drizzly weather.
On the second day I visited Fernglade hoping to catch a glimpse of a Platypus no such luck but I did see a few Pademelon. Guide Falls a beautiful waterfall. Hellyer Gorge which turned out to be a walk through a forest to a river and back, very nice. Cradle Mountain which was crowded so I turned around. Champagne and Bridal Falls to which the road was closed but I discovered Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat while searching for the road and finally a 570m walk uphill to the spectacular Leven Canyon. I drove 298 km in 9:10 hrs, mainly fine weather with a couple of hours of drizzle, another great day.
Hi Chris I think Tasmania was the most beautiful and awesome post with the lushest forests and waterfalls. Take Care, Karen
Thank you Karen
This area looks really fabulous Chris. This is being added to my “must visit” list. Seeing nature raw is just magnificent. Must be so different being in a 4×4 rather than on the motorcycle.
Great! 🤗 H x
Last time I was here for 4 days on a bike in June (winter) and no rain. This time I have had 2 clear days in 14 so not too unhappy about being in a cage hahaha.