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Old 12-13-2014, 11:45 PM   #1
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How many days to do Tassie ?

I'm thinking of going over to Tassie , how many days should I go for to do all the best parts , Western Explorer , Ben Lamond etc etc , be mostly camping 1 night at each spot , 4 -5 days enough ?

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Old 12-14-2014, 12:21 AM   #2
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Take as much time as you can afford.
Depending on time of year the weather can be fickle, the last two weeks a great example.

I came here with my wife in '86 on a one year belated honeymoon. We rode around for 21 days, went back to the mainland and declared we had " seen everything". 18 months later we moved here. Still there are roads to cross off my list and rides of which I have never tired.

March and April are the best months of predictable, even weather.
Enjoy your planning, Tasmania offers plenty for both road and adventure riders.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:51 AM   #3
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I'm thinking of going over to Tassie , how many days should I go for to do all the best parts , Western Explorer , Ben Lamond etc etc , be mostly camping 1 night at each spot , 4 -5 days enough ?

Cheers
I wouldn't waste a boat ticket for 4-5 days but if that is all the time you have got it is
better than nothing.

Two weeks minimum .

I lived and rode there for Ten years in the 70's and still need to go back to see the rest.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:16 AM   #4
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Tassie , how many days should I go for to do all the best parts , Western Explorer , Ben Lamond etc etc

Cheers



About 3 months....









.,...at a REAL TIGHT SQUEEZE!!


Check this:
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:28 AM   #5
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I am going to head there for the Wooden Boat Festival. Leaving Bris for a pissup at Maindenwell on the 31st Jan then jumping on the ferry on the 5th Feb.

I have no time frame set. If works bothers me, I might have to fly home for a few days (any of you tas weeners out there take note, I may need a place to rest my bike for a a couple of weeks!).

When ya thinking about going Dale?
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:55 AM   #6
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I lived there for 26 years and still haven't seen and been everywhere down there.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:20 AM   #7
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Went for 2 weeks and stayed 6.

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Old 12-14-2014, 03:01 AM   #8
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Even in the nicest time of year, Feb to April, the weather can be "fickle". so don't lock in places to be, especially if you are camping, "Tuesday is Queenstown" locks you into being there in the potentially nasty weather where two days later it is to die for.
When you get off the boat at Devonport, and the weather is nice on the west coast, then turn right and do the west coast, or if a front is on its way through, turn left and to the east coast.

The western explorer can be slippery in nasty weather, repaired with red clay, which takes some finding in the quartzite west coast, but trust me, they have.

Flexibility is the key, native like myself exploit this to our own advantage, and a look at the computer will let me, a Hobart resident, know weather to go east, west or north or south, depending on what is happening.

As to how long, I advise people to ride around the state three times, taking about three weeks, first is a quick three day wizz around, so places that you want to pay more attention to are noticed, then a slow lap seeing the things noted on the first lap. The last lap is the (road bike) scratching lap, as your eye will be in by this time, and the twisty can be enjoyed.

I am a Queenslander, first moved down here in 1990, and am still finding new stuff to see and do.

See you all at the wooden boat show
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:18 AM   #9
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Thanks .
I did a lap about 12 years ago on a sports bike & had a ball in about 5 days this time I want to do it on the 950 & get off the black stuff .
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:36 AM   #10
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How do I put this delicately?
You will not have enough time.

Or to prove a point, anyone on here who been to Tassie and left without wishing they had some more time?
The silence would be deafening

Squeeze as much time as you have available and then some. Thank us all later.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:26 PM   #11
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Even in the nicest time of year, Feb to April, the weather can be "fickle". so don't lock in places to be, especially if you are camping, "Tuesday is Queenstown" locks you into being there in the potentially nasty weather where two days later it is to die for.
When you get off the boat at Devonport, and the weather is nice on the west coast, then turn right and do the west coast, or if a front is on its way through, turn left and to the east coast.

The western explorer can be slippery in nasty weather, repaired with red clay, which takes some finding in the quartzite west coast, but trust me, they have.

Flexibility is the key, native like myself exploit this to our own advantage, and a look at the computer will let me, a Hobart resident, know weather to go east, west or north or south, depending on what is happening.

As to how long, I advise people to ride around the state three times, taking about three weeks, first is a quick three day wizz around, so places that you want to pay more attention to are noticed, then a slow lap seeing the things noted on the first lap. The last lap is the (road bike) scratching lap, as your eye will be in by this time, and the twisty can be enjoyed.

I am a Queenslander, first moved down here in 1990, and am still finding new stuff to see and do.

See you all at the wooden boat show
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The longer the better, you could never get bored down here... I'm 3 years in and I feel I've barely scratched the surface:
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:02 PM   #12
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OK.... What idiot spewed on the map

Just make the most of what time you can scam off work, but ever how long it is, double it at least
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