Camp 12, Tasmania
We drove from the east coast to "Cradle County". Our first choice of camping spot in West Kentish was washed out and muddy, even though the close proximity to Lake Barrington was tempting. So we drove on to discover what Plan B would look like, and it was much friendlier with grass sites! We were also now a bit closer to Cradle Mountain, which we planned to discover before ur Tassie Time was up.
Camp: Gowrie Park Wildreness Village
Stay: 30 March-1April
Weather: cool, overcast with patches of blue sky and a touch of rain at times, average was about 18 degrees
Facilities: very cute en suites and very clean, well maintained land and welcoming hosts (including the local wallabies)
Activities: found out about the local history of Gowrie Park (being an old Power Station Town that had 1800 residents, up until the water station shut down and now theres very few residents and empty streets (that nature has now taken back), watching a movie on the laptop one evening whenit got too cold to sit outside, road trip to Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake (6.6 k circuit walk around the lake and getting a look at the full scene before somehow cloud came to take the view away!), checking out Sheffield a couple times (great quaint little big town, interesting murals throughout the place!), had a look at the Round Mountain lookout near our camp, took in the view of Mt. Roland, Mt. van Dyke and Mt. Somethingaratha (can't quite recall) which towered over our camp but had been hiding behind the low cloud when we first arrived (amazing mountains), enjoyed the facilities of the the tv room one evening (to charge things up, sit near a fire and watch a touch of the news...
On the road again tomorrow for the north coast! Our very last camp...