Awoke again to another gorgeous day. we were so lucky with the weather.
Left Cygnet around 9.30am and headed nw towards Huonville(which is about 39klms from hobart, but we had taken the long way round). Continued through to Geeveston. (petrol here was $159.8 pr lt) this was a lovely drive through mixed farm land obviously with a lot of apple orchards (damn-wrong season though. But a few roadside stalls had bags of apples for $2, which were from cool rooms). Geeveston has changed since our first visit 10years ago. Like alot of towns these days, they rely on tourism to help their economy. As this area steeps in history of the timber industry, they have sculptured real liFe size figures doted around the footpaths of town. Very impressive. Visited the Forest & heritage centre-very interesting. They always have someone there turning pieces of timber into ornaments etc which go on sale. This day, the gentleman seemed to be making candle holders. Enjoyed a late morning tea at the local bakery- scrumpsious home made pies and hot chocolate!
Headed to Tahune Airwalk after purchasing tickets at the heritage centre, arriving around 1pm. We chose to do the new walk crossing the two new swing bridges first, then did the airwalk. This is truly an engineers feat and amazing to be walking up amongst the trees.
We then headed back to Geeveston and down towards the Hartz Nat. park. weather was starting to cool off as we drove through very different countryside, mainly eucalyptus forest leading into alpine country with snowgums and stunted vegetation. First we did the 20min Arve Falls walk. We were soon walking over icy snow meandering through alpine type herbfields towards the falls. Air was cool but not freesing. After this we headed to the Lake Osborne walk (alpine lake-45min return walk). They have a public Utility hut here, so we had a picnic lunch first. Nice walk to the lake and intersting to see how the countryside changes. After our cool two walks we started to head back to Dover arriving around 4.30pm. We got a lovely warm cabin at the Dover Tourist park ( see review) which is right opposit the beach. this would be a good place for families. Enjoyed a salmon meal at the local hotel. Have noticed varying amounts of road kill, mostly possums around this region.(travelled 147klms today - total now 570klms).
Cheers- more to come ( hope I am not being too drawn out)