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We are looking at spending 2 weeks in Tasmania in late August. While much of the time will be spent touring the non-4wd sites of Tasmania, we do want to try and get off-road or see some sites that require 4wd access.
Can anyone tell what the must-do 4wd areas are and if they are likely to be accessable at that time of the year?
If so, where can I find out more information about them?
If Jonesy isn't on the board, Lexx might have his number - he runs 4wd tours around Tassie and would be your best bet for info.
19-06-2003, 03:25 AM
mmm.... thanks for the PM Ando, I missed this topic I better put his out here in case anyone else wants to know.
well that time of year is usally starting to get wet and snowy they dont technically shut 4x4 tracks down in winter....but some are IMPASSABLE not a challege, not a bit to hard, not "what are you scared", but impassable.
1. The Balfour track
2. Sandy cape beach (quick sand)
3. Leperna track or southport lagoon (same thing)
What i would recommend.
1.jefferies track ( near hobart )medium/easy
2.Montezuma falls (up the west coast) ? i havent been here for a while
3.wellington range (near hobart)
4.Ben Lomond ( not really 4x4 but really specy,its a ski field, when we get snow, a Very good drive)
19-06-2003, 03:54 AM
Some more info
and gotta see Cradle Mt, Wineglass bay
and check out Jeep action Astralia they have good article in there latest issue
also looks like i wont be 4x4 touring after july 2nd cant get public liability insurance so if i got a day off i might be able to show you around a bit.
[ 19 June 2003, 09:40 PM: Message edited by: Jonesy ]
Thanks Jonesy. That discover tasmania site is pretty comprehensive. And thanks for the recommendations.
Sorry to hear about the liability insurance stuff. Must be playing havoc with all the "adventure" operators down there.
Might give you a call when we are down to say hello. What part of Tassie are you in?
also looks like i wont be 4x4 touring after july 2nd cant get public liability insurance so if i got a day off i might be able to so you around a bit.[/QB]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's b*tch.
I'd always been really keen to head down there for a loooong weekend of wheelin' with a few Jeepers and friends.
19-06-2003, 08:49 AM
Arr well thats the way it goes.
1st year P.L $ 1500 No claim
2nd year P.L $ 3500 No claim
3rd year P.L $ 4500 No claim
4th year P.L $ 12000 up front, I cant afford that graemlins/crazy.gif
I work now for a couple of other companys now doing general driving and guide.
but anyhow guys if any of you are coming down let me know and i'll see what i can do. ;)
What's Mt Field NP like for 4wding?
30-06-2003, 09:35 PM
Its not a bad area not so much the national park but the area west of theres an old Ghost town Addamsfield used to be a mining town, you need 4x4 to get to it.
Also the logging roads and following the power lines around that way there are some good tracks.
try this link this book would be the best track book on tassie it does miss some but on the whole pretty good
Thanks!! I will check that book out.
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