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Tasmania's East Coast is on the edge of the Great Southern Ocean and features sandy beaches, mountain ranges, forests, national parks and colonial history and wildlife.

Spread along the coast is an abundance of experiences waiting to be discovered.


Fortescue Bay Access Road

Well today I am back down in Taranna State Forest; however this time I am venturing out along Fortescue Bay Access Road which as the name suggests leads you into Tasman National Park, and Fortescue Bay. The drive in is lovely, showing you the different stages that the forest is in. Most of the forest is Eucalyptus Globulus more commonly known as Tasmanian Blue Gum. After only 12km, you reach Fortescue Bay. Here park fees do apply, so just be aware, and display your park pass.

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Hardings Falls Forest Reserve

Hardings Falls is located along McKay’s Track (or the ‘M’ road) past Meetus Falls in the Lake Leake area. I personally wouldn’t take a car in, but a 4WD as the road gets quite rough in places due to the recent heavy rains. It takes an hour to get here, and you will go past a t-section which you just continue straight through until you see the sign indicating Hardings Falls, and you turn right here.

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Lost Falls Forest Reserve


Lost Falls Forest Reserve is located in the Lake Leake area. If you want more information, this is a good time to stop off at the Lake Leake information booth. However, if you read my blog and feel confident from my fantastic advice (like I know you all will be…..) then you simply turn right on McKay’s Road (or ‘M’ road as it is called on the Lake Leake sign), coming from Campbell Town direction.

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Meetus Falls Forest Reserve

Meetus Falls is located just 10km along McKay's Road from Lake Leake Information Booth.

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Taranna Forest Drive

Another day, another adventure (oh how I love my job). Today’s destination was Taranna Forest Drive, located down the Tasman Peninsular. Taranna Forest Drive is a scenic detour between Eaglehawk Neck and Taranna.

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Wielangta Forest Drive

Wielangta Forest Drive is a nice scenic detour through the forests from Copping to Orford. However, due to the damp forest environment, Robertsons Bridge (which connected both parts of the road over Sandspit River) decayed, and was closed down in mid 2009 after heavy rains caused it to become too dangerous for traffic. The good news is that it is now reopened!!

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