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    Problem is Hippo, so many of the places we've been to and checked out, well, we were dogless, so we could, and never took any notice of those rules and regs etc.

    Mags is correct, Cataract Gorge in Launceston is fantastic, and the chairlift rides are simply stunning. Breathtaking really, particularly if you are afraid of heights like me! Lol. Just kidding.

    Cradle Mountain is of course rather famous, and rightly so. Magnificent is the word to describe. Of course, where you go at Cradle very much depends on one's health and fitness level.

    Now up near Smithton on the North West Coast are some great places to visit, but once again, don't think they are dog friendly.

    I have a feeling that there could be more relaxed places (where dogs can go) on the East Coast, so perhaps check that out. Heck, you've simply got to see the East Coast anyway. It is the Paradise that the world hasn't discovered yet - can't rave about it enough. Not for those who thrive on city and fast paced things, the EC is just so laid back, as the scenery is just...well...photographers come from all over the world to photograph the EC, so I guess that says it all.

    Tahune airwalk down towards Hobart is awesome, but once again, a major travel palce so possibly no dogs. They have a new Eagle skyride which is totally wicked. I haven't been on it, but by golly I want to!!!

    It's such a peezy, tiny little state. I can get from one end to another in a bit more than what it used to take to go from home to the ruddy airport in Qld. You can go anywhere in such a bearable amount of time.

    Sorry for the long post - obviously I love being here in Tasmania.

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    Thanks a lot Mags, I will certainly check out Cartact Gorge. It sounds fantastic!

    And thanks DA, love long posts I will definitely read more about the east cost as we have to go down this way anyway to get to Premaydena. And the airwalk near Hobart sounds brilliant too.

    I guess next time we visit without Ziggy. We really want to walk the Overland Track at one point, it just sounds awsome. But unfortunately dogs are not allowed. Concerning that part I truly miss Europe where you can take your dog almost anywhere with you....

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    Can't help with places to see but what arethe chances of a discreet tan/white dog and her owner stowing away in one of your suitcases do you think?
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    It's such a peezy, tiny little state. I can get from one end to another in a bit more than what it used to take to go from home to the ruddy airport in Qld. You can go anywhere in such a bearable amount of time.
    I reckon its brilliant, and so much variety.

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    And lots of people have this perception that it rains ALL the time.

    Had a friend of my husbands visit a few years ago, and he came through the rainy season. Lol - rained all week! He whinged and whines, and then some more, painful bloke.

    The day after they flew home, we didn't get any rain for so long we were actually in a draught. Funny!

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    Hey... are you taking your dog across on the spirit of Tas?? If so, i dont recomend leaving your dog in the on board kennels, id leave her in the car with the windows down.. they dont advertise that you can do this but you sure can (and its free and much less stressful for the dog)..

    Also i found boarding kennels to be super cheap in Tas (we paid $8/night including food) if you want to do something in a NP for the day you could leave your dogs in a kennel...

    Yes East Coast is beautiful (i use to live there) but i have actually found it to be one of the most anti dog places i have ever been.. people there just dont seem to tolerate dogs!

    ohh and also.. the Tahune airwalk, its in the Tahune state forest and DOGS ARE ALLOWED! We did some awesome bushwalks and camping there with our dogs, thats one great thing about all the forestry thats done in Tas is it means you can take your dogs into these areas... check out any of the other forestry areas in Tas for some great walks you can take your dog on!

    Have fun! and good on you for taking your doggie on holiday with you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Can't help with places to see but what arethe chances of a discreet tan/white dog and her owner stowing away in one of your suitcases do you think?
    We actually take the car and go by ferry, so you could hide in the car no probs But, just to remind you, the "in-laws" are also going.... You might want to reconsider

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    Yes East Coast is beautiful (i use to live there) but i have actually found it to be one of the most anti dog places i have ever been.. people there just dont seem to tolerate dogs!

    Aww, that's sad isn't it? I wonder kelpiemum, do you think it has to do with the wildlife and penguins who are so prolific in that area?

    Effing penguins, went on holiday and got a house right on the beach edge, and didn't sleep for the whole bloody week!!! They were going for it all night, every night. Made hubby and I feel celibate. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yes East Coast is beautiful (i use to live there) but i have actually found it to be one of the most anti dog places i have ever been.. people there just dont seem to tolerate dogs!

    Aww, that's sad isn't it? I wonder kelpiemum, do you think it has to do with the wildlife and penguins who are so prolific in that area?

    Effing penguins, went on holiday and got a house right on the beach edge, and didn't sleep for the whole bloody week!!! They were going for it all night, every night. Made hubby and I feel celibate. Lol.
    Yeah may have something to do with that... or all the rare sea birds that nest on beaches... there would be signs up at nesting season telling you to keep your dog on a lead at the beach.... also i think "naturlist" type people dont like dogs and think all dogs are out to chase/hurt/hunt down all the wildlife...
    Last edited by KelpieMum; 12-12-2009 at 07:58 AM.

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