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National Parks of Tasmania (3)

Part 3 of 3

I really was going to try to combine Tasmania into one or maybe even two posts, but here I am on the third post! And the third national park, Mount Fields National Park. A commonly missed national park, it's right outside Hobart and relatively easy to get to. It features waterfalls, giant ancient trees, wildlife, and much more!

Standing inside trees...
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We stopped at several different waterfalls, and stayed at one for lunch.
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These trees were so massive!
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I found one that had been hollowed out by a fire, and, after calling out to all the poisonous things not to kill me, promptly climbed inside!
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We walked around the lake.
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And even made friends with an echidna!
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And of course, it being Australia...there was an awesome warning sign!
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Posted by smr1188 18:34 Archived in Australia Tagged waterfalls trees wildlife walking hiking australia tasmania national_parks Comments (1)

Fearless

A sailing adventure!

What shall we do in Taupo? We wondered as we drove into town. Lake Taupo is roughly the same size as Singapore...if anyone knows how big Singapore is. Upon checking in at the hostel we noticed a sign for discounted sailing adventure on Fearless. Hey, why not?! We crossed our fingers that the weather would be good and we could get a spot on the boat for the following day.

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The next day we headed down to the docks and secured our spot on the boat. I knew we'd made the right choice when I saw there were bean bag chairs on deck! If I ever have a sailboat, it'll definitely have bean bag chairs on deck.

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We headed out onto the water and set sail. What a gorgeous day.

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Our main destination was the Maori rock carvings that could be seen from the water. Though not ancient, they were still very impressive.

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There was time for a classic Titanic pose and one person even went swimming!
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We also had a nice chat with another American onboard! After sailiing we all hiked over to Huka Falls together.
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Posted by smr1188 17:40 Archived in New Zealand Tagged waterfalls culture sailing new_zealand roadtrip north_island Comments (2)

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