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Old 01-25-2007, 04:12 AM
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Tasmania

Hi guys, thought you might like some shots of my families 8 day trip down to Tasmania. We travelled the west coast on the Western Explorer (road) and went into the world heritage area on the Mt McCall Tk. It basically either snowed or rained for the entire 8 days, but that equalled MUD

Tasmania has some of the most extreme 4WD tracks in Australia, I took the easy to medium ones as I was with the family.

I am going back next year for 11 days with a bunch of blokes so some more interesting tracks will be tackled.

Sorry if the pics are a bit big, hope not though,

Lake Rowallan near Cradle Mountain,


Montezuma falls track, leads to the highest freefall falls in Tas. Not real high by your standards.



Heading towards some beach driving about half way down the coast (temma)
The beaches in Tas have quicksand even around the dunes that can swallow a whole 4WD in minutes.




Montezuma Falls Tk again, it is broad daylight in this pic. Parts of the track are in an old mining rail cutting, with the dense forest around it is almost dark in the middle of the day.



Part of Mt McCall track which is in the world heritage area and stops at a point 300m above the Franklin River (you can walk down to the river if you are an experienced bushwalker, part mountain goat and very fit). The track was cut in about two decades ago as part of an exploration into the world heritage area to investigate damming the Franklin for hydro power; fortunately the Australian public and many from around the world protested and halted the damming.


Mt Huxley Track near Queenstown, the most southern town before the bottom quarter of the state becomes world heritage area,
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Thanks for the pictures. Please keep them coming. I love pictures where people are enjoying and exploring the outdoors in different parts of the globe.
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Awesome pics! More please!

BTW is that a 4runner and not a Prado?
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looks like fun
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Very cool stuff. Australia is a beautiful place and one place that I would love to see more of.

More pics!
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Very cool! Keep the pics coming.

A trip to Tasmania, no fair. I was expecting it to be a trail in the USA called "Tasmania". A real trip there is much better!

Btw, are you interested in adopting a grown son? Just kidding, I am jealous of your outback expedition opportunities.

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Amazing, mate! Very, very cool. I got all stoked on the bit about the New Zealand wheeling in this months 4wd Toyota Owner mag, and these pictures here are just as, if not more, amazing! Keep 'em coming!
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Wow, nice!

Is it possible to drive from Australia to Tazmania? I allways thought Tazmania was an island right off the southeastern coast.

Nice rig! Is it a diesel?
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Wonderful pics!! Keep em coming!!! Love it! Nice Rig!!
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Awesome pics, even better 4runner.

How is that hi-lift mounted?
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Thanks guys.
Yes it a 94 4 Runner SR5 Limited.
I posted a write up in the truck section called Aussie 4 Runner.

To get to Tassie you take a ferry (more like a ship it carries semi trailers too) it is a 9 hr ride across Bass Strait, you can get yourself and two others with the car across for about AU$300.00, my wife and I took a cabin AU$1000.00 and the boy flew over and we picked him up.

As for more pics, gladly fellas just give me time to upload them.

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Got some more Tassie pics for you,

First the Ferry coming into Devonport Tasmania to take us home,


The Pieman River where you have to take a barge across to continue along the Western Explorer,


A couple of scenic shots from Mt McCall Tk,




Lunch break at Balfour, a deserted late 19th century mining town,


Hope you all enjoyed Tasmania, I have started another thread called Toolangi/Murrindindi.

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Very nice pics! Welcome to YT and thanks for sharing. I love Australia even more now.
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Very cool pics and vacation, thanx for sharing struth.
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Wow more cool stuff.....thanks again.

Keep em comin.
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you've got some balls going through that stuff by yourself without a winch!
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you've got some balls going through that stuff by yourself without a winch!
I carry a 2500kg hand winch with full recovery gear, 20m winch extension, 8000kg snatch strap, snatch block, tree trunk protector, rated shackles, etc.

It doesn't mean I can get out of every situation, and it can take 1 1/2 hrs to get out of the simplest bog.

In my experience though the hand winch will extricate a rig from many situations where an electric winch just doesn't have the ability.

And it adds to the excitement a little with that bit of added risk. That said it is very enjoyable to travel in convoy with a group of like monded people.

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How is that hi-lift mounted?
It's mounted on my MK1 spare wheel carrier. I sold the carrier recently and am building a better MKII carrier,





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