Dunalley and the Tasmanian Peninsula

Leaving Campbell Town the wind was blowing, we headed for Dunalley via Campania and Sorell. We did encounter some nasty showers but they didn’t last long.

Dunalley Campground

Dunalley Campground 3 25%

Dunalley Hotel Campground

We reached the Dunalley Hotel, the camping area was right next door, we found a good site with some small trees providing a little wind break and set up camp. Two couples settled in for the night and three more rigs arrived the next day.

Tesselated Pavement

Dianne and I had a quick trip to Eaglehawk Neck on the Friday to check out a couple of the natural attractions. The Tesselated pavement, the Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen are all rock formations just a few minutes apart.

Tesselated Pavement 1 25%

Tessellated Pavement

Tessellated Pavment

Tessellated Pavement

 

Tasman Arch

Tasman Arch

Tasman Arch

Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

 Remarkable Cave

Eric Walters came with me for a drive around the Tasman Peninsula and we spent the afternoon exploring some of what the area had to offer.

Remarkable Cave

Remarkable Cave

The area is full of natural attractions and if you are game, you can climb over rail and explore when the conditions are safe

Remarkable Cave

Remarkable Cave

It is just a short walk down some easily managed steps.

Remarkable Cave

Remarkable Cave

 

Coal Mine Ruins, Tasman Peninsula

Eric and I paid a fleeting visit to the Coal Mine Ruins, we could have spent half a day here if we had the time. Everywhere you turned there was something else to see and self guided walking trails leading in all directions.

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

 

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

Eric at the entrance of one lot of solitary confinement cells. There were plenty of them on site

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

Coal Mine Historic Site Tasman Peninsula

Eric inside a solitary confinement cell, just to give a idea how small they were and he was in total darkness. I could not see him when he was only a metre or two from me. Just imagine what it would be like when the door was shut.

We now headed back to Dunalley and we were going to be late for “happy hour”.

More Later

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