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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortCircuit View Post
    Thanks, this comes just in time. I leave a week from today for my 6-week cycle tour of TAS
    Cheryl
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortCircuit View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by avatarworf View Post
    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!

    http://www.where2pedalto.com
    ...years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokerfest View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by avatarworf View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by avatarworf View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cave View Post
    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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    Last edited by ShortCircuit; 01-23-09 at 06:27 AM. Reason: fixed the quote tag

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