Nov 2011 visit

Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:46 pm

Hi Taswegians,

I'll be coming down to your beautiful state for a visit in mid Nov, bringing the 3.0R for a bit of a drive. Intend to do a lap of the apple isle. If anyone is up for a meet, show n shine, cruise, then just respond within this thread. At this stage, planning to arrive on the ferry, Sat 12 Nov, then cruising around your state, not available on the Sat 19 Nov and back on the ferry evening of Mon 21 Nov.

Hope to get a chance to meet up with you guys. For 3.0R owners, plenty of mods to discuss!

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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby matt_3.0rb » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:18 am

Sounds great. Id be keen for a meet up, have a look at the car etc.

Will you be in Hobart?
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:20 pm

Yes, planning to be in Hobart on Monday or Tuesday but pretty flexible at this point.

Any good accommodation suggestions?
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby matt_3.0rb » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:28 pm

Depends on your budget.

If your after somewhere really nice, check out the Henry Jones Art Hotel

Or if your like me and just need a clean room and a bed cant go past the Macquarie motor inn, central and under $100 a night generally.

Im going to be pretty free whenever around that time cause uni will be done. But def keen to have a look at your beast. :)
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Nov 2011 visit

Postby Gambit » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:04 pm

Have not been myself but the +1 highly rates Sullivan cove apartments in Hobart .
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:57 pm

I will post up the routes I will be taking in the next couple of weeks. Have not booked any hotels as I figure it should not be too busy at that time of year. Probably doing an anticlockwise lap, starting at Devonport, down to Strahan, then across to Southport, then Hobart, then via Port Arthur to Swansea, then up to St Helen's and will go around the top to Bridport, Scottsdale and Launceston. After that lap, should be about time to catch the ferry home! Ferry is booked, accommodation will be whatever I get on the day!
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby Robbks » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:16 pm

MH3.0R wrote:down to Strahan, then across to Southport,

this is via Hobart anyway
it is helicopter only from Strahan to Southport. take the time (extra 40 minutes from southport) to go down to Cockle Creek, it's as far south as you can drive in this country. Top camping spot, but just a nice piece of the world..you'll travel through state forest (eucalypt/ gum) that is logged and replanted.
but it's gravel for the last 20km.

what sort of budget are you looking at per night for accomodation?
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:20 am

Rob,

Thanks for the tip on Cockle Creek. I don't mind a bit of gravel and the scenery sounds worthwhile.

No budget set for accommodation but I am not going to be in any one spot longer than overnight, so I expect consider B&B style mostly.
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:47 pm

Just an update. Still planning to arrive on Sat 12 Nov and route is same as mentioned and accommodation as I find it. Tentative overnight points are:
Sat, 12 Nov, Strahan.
Sun, 13 Nov, Southport.
Mon, 14 Nov, Hobart.
Tue, 15 Nov, Port Arthur,
Wed, 16 Nov, Swansea,
Thu, 17 Nov, St Helens,
Fri, 18 Nov Scottsdale,
Sat, 19 Nov, Scottsdale,
Sun, 20 Nov, Launceston
Mon, 21 Nov, Burnie, then Devonport by 5pm for an overnight ferry.
Don't hold me to this, as I can change my mind when the scenery gets hold of me!
Happy to meet up anywhere as long as you provide a Google Maps reference.

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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby matt_3.0rb » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:10 am

Ill be in Hobart when your here and at this stage ill also be in Launceston when you are there. Id be keen for a quick drive, at either location, and would definately be keen to check out the car. :D
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:51 pm

Ok, I am on the ferry tomorrow night, so itinerary as posted is still the plan and I will update as we progress if there are to be any changes.
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby matt_3.0rb » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 pm

Great, Safe travels.

Keep us posted, ill be around. No work for me monday. :D
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:11 pm

Great drive today from Devonport to Tewkesbury (brother has a property there) with fantastic views from a hill at the back of his property with 270 degree views. Then the drive down to Zeehan, Strahan and Queenstown was just spectacular with nice twisties sections frequently. Did a recce of the climb out of Queenstown to Iron Blow and the road is the equivalent of any piece of tarmac in the world in my opinion. Big call, but I was impressed. Spectacular views combined with nice twisty tarmac. Looking forward to it again in the morning.
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby Kekotic » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:18 pm

Mark whats the word on the 5-0 down there? People always say the police presence is basically nill on all the twisty parts around Tassie. Did you see any around?
My mate is always telling me about his motorbike cruises he goes on and how they never see a single cop, and everyone pulls over to the side to allow cruisers to overtake. Sounds like a dream down there, but how much of it is true? :o
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Re: Nov 2011 visit

Postby MH3.0R » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:35 pm

Not one spotted today, and yes, two car pulled over after I came up on them from behind, but I did not tail gate nor do anything aggressive. It was just a delightful experience the 1st time it happened, but after the 2nd time, I am in love with this place!!! Well, let see how that plays out over the next week, if it remains consistent or was I just lucky.
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