Friday, 22 June 2018

Derwent Bridge, Tasmania

Derwent Bridge has no bridge and is located on the Lyell Highway and is situated at the southern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.  It takes several days and nights to walk/sleep from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, it's a popular walk to do by many.

The Hotel at Derwent Bridge is very popular as many people stop for a walk a round after driving along a rather windy road.  There is free camping behind the Hotel as long as you have a meal, so I'm told.

At Derwent Bridge is 'THE WALL'  [here] certainly worth a visit and to find out what it is about.
No photos are permitted to be taken and I got into trouble by management because my phone rang!

The building for The Wall.

So we were heading to Queenstown in Tasmania where I had lived for 4 years when a child/teenager.
My late dad was stationed there.
The visit to Queenstown was exciting for me as I had only been back there a few times since leaving.

1 hr and 21 min to drive 86.0 km from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown Tasmania.  It has a lot of bends.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Tarraleah, Tasmania

We stopped at Tarraleah for a look then moved on..

Tarraleah is a small town in the Central Highlands of Tasmania is 126 km north-west of the state capital Hobart, and slightly closer to Queenstown.

The township was built in the 1930's by the Hydro Electric Commission to house Tasmania's pioneering hydro electricity officers and management.

The area is noted for its alpine lakes and mountains, and many hydro-electric dams, canals and giant steel pipeways.
After a multi million-dollar redevelopment, the former Hydro construction village has become an estate that comprises Tarraleah Lodge with accommodation, recreation, and dining options.  Fresh water trout fishing, boating, bushwalking, mountain biking and kayaking are all popular activities in and around the township.

Tarraleah is also the home to a high altitude golf course.

On the other side of this building is where the platform is to take photos or just to view the scenery.

The Chalet the main accommodation at Tarraleah.