Andy's Cycle Trip Across Australia travel blog

Tarraleah part of the hydro-elecric power station


Wooden forest a feature of inland Tasmania

Bronte Lagoon

Bronte Lagoon

Frenchmans Cap 1145m: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Kangaroo powerlifting champion

Queenstown after cycling 5km up hill first thing in the morning

Another bloody mountain to climb: On the road from Tullah to Queenstown...

Road sign with a familiar place

Falmouth beach

Falmouth beach

Photo taken after cycling uphill for 8km

Camping in the sticks, Freycient National Park to be precise

Cycling along the east coast

East coast Tassie

A formation of Morris dancers letting it rip (ARSE)

Salamanca market (Hobart saturday morning)

Technical merit 5.9 Artistic impression 6.0

Arrive in Tasmania on the 22/4/05. Will cycle around the island and will travel back on the 12/5/05.


Devonport to South of Hampshire

First 50km followed the coast west (enjoyable). Reached Burnie then the hills started straight away.


South of Hampshire to Roseberry

Hard day


Made it to Queenstown, have been climbing and desending for 2 days. Weather is a lot colder and the terrain is the hardest that I have cycled so far.

Camped rough for the first two days.


Queenstown to Lake St Clair 90km

Rained all day. Cycled through the Franklin-Gordon National Park. Climbed to about 1000m and cycled three major climbs throughout the day.


Lake St Clair to Ouse 94km

Sharp hills and undulating all day

I have taken lots of photograph, so intend to post them on the net as soon as possible.


Ouse to Hobart 90km

Nice run into Hobart following the curves of the Derwent river

496km in 6 days

Will cycle again on Saturday or Sunday

Staying in a dorm above a pub in the center of Hobart, had two pints then had an early night.


Hobart to Tribunna 88km

Stayed at a great YHA (free cookies)


Tribunna to Freycinet National Park 82km

Camped out in the sticks


Freycient National Park to St Helens (via Falmouth) 88km

Another great YHA


St Helens to Derby 62km

Camped in a free tent site


Derby to Scottsdale 34km

Started late and called it a day early

Visited the tin mine museum at Derby


Scottsdale to Launceston 63km

Staying at a Backpackers


Day off


Launceston to Deloraine 52km

Stayed at YHA (SPOT ON)


Day off


Deloraine to Devonport 50km

Stopped at a chocolate factory just outside Devonport (free samples). Staying at Molly Malones pub (7pound a night). Catch the ferry back to Melbourne, thursday night.

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