Liz Hemmings Photography

Tassie Day 4 – Deloraine to Stanley

Even thought the room wasn’t large or luxurious we slept well and after a nice continental breakfast in the shared dinning room we had a quick look around Deloraine. Then we headed west to Chudleigh and Mole Creek before turning northwards toward the coast and then onto Stanley. If we had taken the direct route it would have only been about a two hour drive but we wanted to enjoy the adventure and some scenery along the way.

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Weir at Deloraine Tasmania
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Suspension walkway over the river at Deloraine Tasmania
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Reflection on the river at Deloraine Tas
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Swan on the banks of the river at Deloraine Tas

After driving through Chudleigh we arrived at Mole Creek and stopped to take a few quick snaps of the quaint little town.

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Mole Creek Tasmania
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Mole Creek Tasmania
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Mole Creek Tasmania
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Mole Creek Tasmania

We took our time enjoying the countryside and the changing landscape along our journey. There were some gorgeous mountains in the distance and sadly some places that had been cleared by logging as well as some pretty farmland and quaint little cottages.

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Farmland next to cleared forest
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Farmland
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Farmland
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Land clearned of the natural forest on the hills in the background.
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Country lane with mountain views
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Hay shed

After admiring the mountains in the distance we took a detour to check out the Mt Roland lookout and it was worth the effort. We were rewarded with gorgeous views over the valley.

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Mt Roland Lookout Tasmania
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Mt Roland Lookout Tasmania
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Mt Roland Lookout Tasmania

I would have loved to have gone to Cradle Mountian as photographs I have seen from there are amazing but we wanted to get to Stanley in time to look around before sunset and as there is a lot of wildlife crossing the roads from dusk and we didn’t want to contriburte to the road kill count. So after a stop at Moina for coffee and a hot chocolate we turned right and headed north towards to coast. We passed many signs on our travels including one that had us intrigued as it appears that the kangaroos can flip cars after dusk.

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These warning signs were in all the national parks
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Along our travels we saw signs for platypus, echidna, penguins, cows and kangaroos.

We passed so many pretty sights along the way. Too many to stop for each time and often there was no where to stop and take a photo.

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As we drove along Wilmot Road we started to notice a theme with letter boxes. None of them were your regular letterbox or even your usual country letter box made from a chemical drum. These were all funky pieces of art and it seemed like there may have been some friendly competition going on between all the neighbours. I think our favourite was the Darlek with the kitchen whisk arm.

After a few letterbox stops we stopped one last time for a quick pic of the mountain in the distance. I loved how the clouds were sitting over it and the deep blue of the mountain.

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We settled on a late lunch at Penguin on the north coast. It was a lovely sunny day so we ate our burgers in the park before heading west along the coast.

 

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We made one final detour up to Table Cape light house near Wynyard. Luckily we had enough time to take the short walk through the bush from the lookout to the lighthouse to stretch the legs and take in the peace and quiet.

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After a short rest we continued on to Stanley to check into our pub accommodation before looking around for a place to enjoy the sunset.

More about Stanley in the next blog post.

The photos in my blog are a mixture of iphone snaps and photos edited in light room taken on my Nikon D500 with my Nikkor 18-200 mm lens.

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