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Re: Info on Tasmania

Post by Badger » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:22 pm

jessdogster wrote:Also drove past the Latrobe Caravan Park at Bells Parade and it looks closed and is fenced off - for your info and update Badger.
Oops, just stumbled upon this post. After your email I checked with the park, and posted this under the listing for that park:
Park is closed from June 25th to August 31st, 2011, for upgrade to facilities. Bookings are being taken for after that period.
I just rang them and weather has delayed the improvements so the park will be re-opening at the end of September. I have changed my website update.

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Hobart Showgrounds

Post by jessdogster » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:11 am

In the interests of those travelling to Hobart and intending to free camp...
I drove past the Hobart showgrounds yesterday and it is being levelled by earthmoving machinery. It would appear that the former trotting track is being removed.
Bunnings are apparently building a new store on the site facing the Brooker Highway - in the area previously used for van parking.
I am unsure about the future for free(?)-camping at this location but earlier reports have indicated that the van parking would be located elsewhere on the site.
When I find out more I will post
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Re: Info on Tasmania

Post by jessdogster » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:49 pm

Update following an email to the Hobart Show Society
we are still open to caravans and motorhomes and the sites have been relocated to the other side of the grounds and all facilities are still available.
We are still able to accommodate large capacities and have no plans to shut down the caravan park within the showground.

Entry to the area is the same as it always has been
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Relicquaire destroyed by fire

Post by jessdogster » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:35 am

... visit Relicquaire in Latrobe itself - an amazing shop with awesome coffee and fudge....

Sadly on 24/12, Relicquaire, an iconic Latrobe shop, burnt to the ground. The fire was caused by an electrical fault. This shop was huge drawcard for the town.

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/361 ... hes/?cs=87

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Re: Info on Tasmania

Post by jessdogster » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:23 am

The former managers from the New Norfolk Caravan Park have now taken over Richmond Caravan Park.
They are working on clean up and have plans to re-establish this park to the jewel it once was and should be.
The park sits easy walking distance (1km) outside Richmond and is a good launching pad for the East coast if travelling from the South. Its also a good base for Hobart/Port Arthur/Southern sight-seeing if you don't want to be jammed into the Hobart show-ground
https://www.richmondcaravanpark.com.au/

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Re: Info on Tasmania

Post by jessdogster » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:07 pm

Blue Wren tea gardens between Ulverstone and Penguin have now started accepting caravans.

http://bluewrenteagardens.com.au/

I can't comment on the sites or facilities (or price :rolleyes:) but the grounds are immaculate, opposite the sea and well sheltered from wind - nice location for a base to see the local sights.

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Re: Info on Tasmania

Post by jessdogster » Fri May 24, 2019 10:27 am

Can't but help notice the mount of caravans still travelling around the state and in the free camp spots. I think there are more here this time of year than I have ever seen previously - Great to see.

My thoery...The advent of the van/motorhome diesel/gas heater combined with the reduced traveler numbers at this time of year makes travelling in the state quite affordable (the ferry costs reduce), easy (more space available) and attractive (the tootsies are kept toastie) despite the onset of the colder months. :shock:

Perhaps a reverse of the trend to travel north to the warmer climes in the winter months...but I doubt it :lol:

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Re: Info on Tasmania

Post by Frank & Brenda » Sat May 25, 2019 7:55 am

The only dampener for us traveling in winter is the rain :lol: pardon the pun
Now that we have a heater the cold doesn't bother us but touring in the rain is no fun I recon
On our recent silo trip we had one day of rain and it happened to be when had hurt her back so we were stuck inside all day most of the group traveled on in the rain though

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Re: Info on Tasmania

Post by jessdogster » Sat May 25, 2019 8:33 am

Agreed Frank, to be honest, aside of yesterday and today, YTD we haven't had much rain either with a drier than average winter expected.

I use wet days to travel if it suits.

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