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    Visiting Hobart 25 Oct - 7 Nov

    I am coming down to house/fish/Mum sit on the above dates so my sister & BIL can have a break – they are taking a driving holiday in Vic/ACT. Hopefully I can get together with some of you for some photography.
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    Hello Odille Where are you going down to? You may have said on the Photo Walk but I can't remember
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    Tasmania Wanda, that's why I put it in the Tasmanian meet up area, I should have put Hobart in the title. I'll PM a mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    Tasmania Wanda, that's why I put it in the Tasmanian meet up area, I should have put Hobart in the title. I'll PM a mod.
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    I am getting a week off starting 2nd November, so would be great to catch up again Odille
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    I am getting a week off starting 2nd November, so would be great to catch up again Odille
    Maybe we could do a weekend early morning again, perhaps down the coast a bit if you know somewhere nice?

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    will be down there around that time too Odille, Rick...and would be great to meet up for a shoot. Only thing is Julie has planed the whole trip and we are all over the place for about 18 days. Looking forward to it too.
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    I'll be around Haven't got too many hours at work this month, so am keen for a meet-up

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    I would be keen too. Willing to get out of bed early

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    Weekend wise there is the 29/30 October - best for me as sis & BIL away so I have unrestricted use of their car (whooppee!) and 5/6 Nov - not quite as good as they will be back from 4 so then sharing the car. And the days from 26 Oct to 3 Nov I'll be out early most mornings shooting and maybe some sunsets too. Cloudy / rainy days will also be shooting days.

    Anyone know anywhere I might see platy p u s s i es (why does it think this is a rude word - can't programmers teach their programs to check for sense!?) in Tassie not too far from Hobart? I'd love to get a platypus shot, and I know dawn is usually a good time.

    I also noticed in David's thread on sunrise places philliph mentioned Hartz national Park. This sounds great, I think I'll definitely get up really early one morning and go down there - I may do a daytime recce beforehand, have to see how I go. I'd like to try for Wineglass Bay too nut I know it involves quite a walk so may not be possible for me. See how I go.
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    Wineglass Bay is about a 2 - 2.5 hour drive from Hobart. The Nut is about 5-6 hours away..about 500-600kms.
    Platypus are hard to get, they tend to dive and hide when they hear people. But there are some at Mt Field National Park, (Russell Falls), it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and getting shot.

    There are also platypus in the streams on Mt Wellington, though I have not seen one there at all.

    If you want a beach with rocky outcrops etc, for foreground interest, Taroona Beach is always a good option for sunrise





    For sunsets around Hobart, you can go to the top of Mt Wellington, Lindisfarne (near the Tasman Bridge) or Bellerive (looking across at Hobart city), or you can go further afield.

    From Lindisfarne

    From Bellerive
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    Oh wow thanks for those tips Rick. We (David & I) will arrive in Tassie on 31st Oct - fly into Launceston & then fly out Hobart 5th Nov (midday), so would love to catch up with you & others if we can manage it. I know Kane & Matt will be around Hobart by the 5th as well before they fly out that night, although they have a tight itinerary of what they are wanting to achieve.
    Would love a chance for a meet up hopefully
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    That's a quick trip Kerri! What's your itinerary? I could meet up on Tues/Wed/Thurs (1/2/3 Nov) and probably the morning of the 4th but I have to pick my sister and BIL up that day and will not be so mobile after that.

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    I saw a Platypus on Sunday evening, swimming around in the river outside Narcissus Hut at Lake St. Clair. But it's a bit of a trip to get there... 2-3 hour drive, $40 each way for the ferry up the lake to Narcissus Hut, unless you feel like doing the 17km walk from the visitors centre to the Hut :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyK View Post
    I saw a Platypus on Sunday evening, swimming around in the river outside Narcissus Hut at Lake St. Clair. But it's a bit of a trip to get there... 2-3 hour drive, $40 each way for the ferry up the lake to Narcissus Hut, unless you feel like doing the 17km walk from the visitors centre to the Hut :P
    Thnaks Amy, I'll keep it in mind but it may have to wait until I am more cashed up on another visit. $40 each way is a bit of a slug!

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    Thnaks Amy, I'll keep it in mind but it may have to wait until I am more cashed up on another visit. $40 each way is a bit of a slug!
    Yeah, and they have a minimum booking for the ferry too, so they have to get $225 for each trip to make it worthwhile, so if you're the only one on there, you get slugged the $225 each way. The ferry is run privately to the National Park, so they can pretty much charge what they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyK View Post
    Yeah, and they have a minimum booking for the ferry too, so they have to get $225 for each trip to make it worthwhile, so if you're the only one on there, you get slugged the $225 each way. The ferry is run privately to the National Park, so they can pretty much charge what they want.
    Awful isn't it - and I could never manage to walk 15 kms - and I assume 15 kms back too! Maybe I could bring an inflatable kayak . . . .

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    Awful isn't it - and I could never manage to walk 15 kms - and I assume 15 kms back too! Maybe I could bring an inflatable kayak . . . .
    Yeah you can definitely kayak up the lake Mark & I were going to, but we don't have roof racks to fit my car yet.

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    Places I want to get to while I am down, I'll have full use of the car for 9 days from 26 Oct - 3 Nov. I'd love suggestions on good secret photogenic spots at any of these places. Please bear in mind I cannot walk great distances. And if anyone wants to tag along for a day trip please poke your lens up, I'd love to have company. Suggestions for other places within a day's drive of Hobart welcomed

    Waddamana in just about the centre of the state. The whole village, set up as a field study centre, has been for sale for about a year - I buy Lotto tickets in hope. Imagine the photo tours you could run from here!

    Taroona - and other spots on that stretch of coast - for sunrise

    I'm thinking of doing a day trip - very early start - out to the Gordon River Rd.

    Dover/Ida Bay - I'd like to get down here too, if possible.

    Bruny Island, with car, for the day, but not a weekend as it is more expensive for the ferry at weekends.

    Maybe a day trip to Port Arthur too.

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    I can't make it , hubby and I are in Adelaide til late on 30th. So I will only be able to make it on the 5th-6th Nov. Would love to catch with everyone
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