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Old 01-19-09, 03:05 AM   #1
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A map / guide to free camping in Tasmania...

For all of you headed to Tassie, here's a map to help you out finding free camping sites:

http://travellingtwo.com/resources/a...freecampingmap

We are quite proud of this little piece of work. Hope it's helpful! Any additions/corrections (or, goodness forbid, problems printing/viewing it at full size) please let us know.
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Nice work. Would love to tour someplace other than the US!!
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Thanks, this comes just in time. I leave a week from today for my 6-week cycle tour of TAS
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Thanks, this comes just in time. I leave a week from today for my 6-week cycle tour of TAS
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You got to be kidding. That is awesome. I think a map like this a week before your tour is a God sent.
How much was your travel expense to get to Tas? I would love to do this sometime, so I am just curious.
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Thanks, this comes just in time. I leave a week from today for my 6-week cycle tour of TAS
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Hi Cheryl, I hope it's helpful. Do let us know if there are any problems/additions to it. We are a bit short on west-coast places, but I suspect that's because the population is sparser there... no doubt heaps of places to put your tent up there anyway!

Keep an eye on this over the next few days:

http://travellingtwo.com/resources/australia/tasmania

Not done yet but we are working on it now.
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FYI, link has changed slightly (as we prepare the Tasmania home page)

http://travellingtwo.com/resources/a...freecampingmap
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For all of you headed to Tassie, here's a map to help you out finding free camping sites:

http://travellingtwo.com/resources/a...freecampingmap

We are quite proud of this little piece of work. Hope it's helpful! Any additions/corrections (or, goodness forbid, problems printing/viewing it at full size) please let us know.
Love your work!
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You got to be kidding. That is awesome. I think a map like this a week before your tour is a God sent.
How much was your travel expense to get to Tas? I would love to do this sometime, so I am just curious.
Yes, indeed their map came at the right moment!

I was able to use the last of my frequent flyer miles on this trip, so it wasn't expensive this time. I think the standard round trip from the USA to Hobart would run close to $2,000 in peak summer travel time.

But you always have to be on the lookout for good deals...Quantas had a special fare on right now for less than $1,000. Check it out: http://www.qantas.com.au/deals/do/dy...layGlobalDeals You have to book by Jan 26.

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Hi Cheryl, I hope it's helpful. Do let us know if there are any problems/additions to it. We are a bit short on west-coast places, but I suspect that's because the population is sparser there... no doubt heaps of places to put your tent up there anyway!
Will do! Sorry to have missed crossing paths with you over there. I've been enjoying reading of your adventures
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I wonder if it would be cheaper to get to Tas if you just booked a flight to, say, Sydney and then carried on yourself on one of the cheap airlines? Plenty of budget carriers fly to Hobart and Launceston - Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Tiger
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I wonder if it would be cheaper to get to Tas if you just booked a flight to, say, Sydney and then carried on yourself on one of the cheap airlines? Plenty of budget carriers fly to Hobart and Launceston - Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Tiger
Right...that's pretty much what I did...my United FF miles got me to Melbourne. Then it was only $100US for the Jetstar RT flight from Melbourne to Hobart. That beats the price (and time) of taking the ferry across.

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Jetstar usually isn't the best choice if you're on a bike. They are the most likely to charge excess luggage, rather than counting the bike as a nominal 5kg piece of sporting equipment. Also keep in mind that some Jetstar flights leave from Avalon airport rather than Tullamarine (the main Melbourne airport).

I'm not saying don't fly with them (they have direct flights to some places that others don't), just be very very careful about your luggage allowance and departure point.

I've had good experiences with both Virgin and Qantas with bikes.
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Jetstar usually isn't the best choice if you're on a bike. They are the most likely to charge excess luggage, rather than counting the bike as a nominal 5kg piece of sporting equipment. Also keep in mind that some Jetstar flights leave from Avalon airport rather than Tullamarine (the main Melbourne airport).
I appreciate the advice. I researched this quite thoroughly before booking my flight, and talked to them directly with my questions about this. In my case, the flight is leaving from Tullaarine, so that's good. And because I am just transferring from an International flight that had allowed the bike as one of the pieces of luggage, they will not be charging me anything for baggage. I made sure to print out their email reply to carry it with me, so that if at the Melbourne airport, they give me a hard time, I'll have the proof of our conversation. I am a bit worried that they might give me a harder time of it on my return trip though.

I also had extensive communications with Virgin Blue prior to booking, and they would NOT do the same thing (allow my luggage to transfer at the international free rate). They also had changed their 5KG for any bike rule so it's the actual weight of the bike now, not a flat 5KG...they said I had a total baggage and bike weight allowance of only 28KG. So in my case, Jetstar was the better choice.

We'll see what really happens...!
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