Tasmania - Part 3 - 2012

Melbourne via Canberra to Glass House Mountains

Denis and Colleen - Free camping on the Road
Free camping at Taylor Creek, near Barrow Creek, NT 2010
2012 Caravan Trip - Part 3 - Mebourne to GHM

Map 3

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23/24 April 2012
Back on the mainland and overnight stop at the Holbrook Motor Village Tourist Park on our way to Canberra to see the family for ANZAC Day.  We had planned to stay at the Wodonga Showgrounds but it was full when we arrived!  The local show starts on the 24 April "@#@#$%".  So much for doing a recce on the way down to Tassie!
The dog on the tuckerbox
24/1 May 2012
Arrived to a very cold Canberra and set up the caravan at the EPIC (showground) before catching up with the family.  
The Girls!
Gran and Jasmine M & M loving up to Paul Uncle Paul and Jasmine Colleen and Denis at the very cold Dawn Service, AWM, Canberra
Dawn Service at the AWM ANZAC Day March, AWM, Canberra ANZAC Day March, Canberra Canberra lookout
Black Mountain Tower Paul and Sarah in Canberra Paul and Nathan Part of the AWM Honour Roll after ANZAC Day
Nathan taking a photo at the wall Sarah, Nathan and Paul at the AWM, Canberra Nathan, Tyler and Paul at birthday lunch April and Jasmine at the birthday lunch
Denis and Paul at Paliment House Colleen and Sarah in Parliament House Denis and Collleen on the roof of Parliament House Gunners Hill, Canberra

Paul and Sarah on the roof of Parliment House
Jasmine hanging around with Dad Jasmine hanging around with Tyler Jasmine hanging around with Gran and Tyler Denis, Colleen, Tyler and Jasmine
Colleen on the Roof of Parlment House, Canberra Purple Colleen and the Purple Wombat Missing Photo from Tocumwal  - Lyn, Alf, Denis amd Colleen at the  Purple Wombat Missing photo at Tocumwal
2/4 May 2012
Heading for home after over three months on the road.  Canberra too bloody cold!  Looking forward to warmer weather as we head North. 

First day just south of Taree at the 'Wang Wauk Rest Stop'.  Very noisy after a good days travel. 

Second day we stopped at 'Macksville' for morning tea.  This is the town Denis grew up in and attended both primary and high school - there is a Woolworth supermarket near where the old Ambulance Station (home) was! 

Stopped for the night at the 'Yelgun Rest Stop' just South of the Queensland border.   Very good and little traffic noise!

Third day home after the traditional stop at 'Yalata Pies'!
Macksville for morning tea

Old Macksville Ambulance Station
Stop Press:
Old home located in 2013 and is now
painted blue!
family home photo
Yalata - Almost home! Yalata Pies Home sweet home and a bit of work! Home sweet home and a bit of work
Total Trip Fuel Stats (Part 1, 2A, 2B,  and 3)
13,159km travelled
1959 litres of diesel used
15.49 litres per 100km (6000km towing)

Spirit of Tasmania
Four Berth Cabin (inside and two occupancy only), 2 x Kennels and Navara towing
caravan  (12.83m total length) = $1690 return with Pensioner/CMCA discount
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Click Goto Part 1 - Glass House Mountains to Melbourne via Canberra (Completed)
Click Goto Part 2A - Tasmania - First Part (Completed)
Click Goto Part 2B - Tasmania - Second Part  (Completed)

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