Next stop was St Helens — a lovely town close to the Bay of Fires and we checked in to the Big 4 Caravan Park.
The wind was howling and quite cold but at least it wasn’t raining. We went for a long walk from the park, through town and along the waterfront before grabbing fish and chips for dinner at a takeaway on the water’s edge.
The Big 4 is a great place to stay before heading out to the Bay of Fires. There are no shops north of St Helens so it is best to stock up here before heading north to the campsites along the Bay of Fires.
The next morning we headed through Binalong Bay and up to The Gardens admiring the spectacular scenery all along the way. There are some great free camps along the way and Cosy Corner North and Cosy Corner South are quite popular. The campsites were all close to the National Road. We will definitely be back to stay here when we have time on another trip.
We decided to head through the small town of Derby towards Launceston. It’s a long and windy road to Derby which is renowned for its mountain biking, bicycle and coffee shops.
Next was the town of Scottsdale and a visit to Bridestowe Lavender Estate for a lavender ice-cream. A quick drive up to Georgetown on the East Tamar Highway and we crossed the Tamar River back down on the West Tamar Highway. I can recommend you stop at Exeter at Burt Munro’s Motorcycle Cafe if you’re a motorcycle enthusiast. They also serve great food and coffee! We checked into Launceston Big 4.
Cataract Gorge is in the heart of Launceston, it was a great spot for our afternoon run. People were swimming in the gorge, the swimming pool, taking chair lift rides across the gorge or having bbq’s.
We had a bbq breakfast at Port Sorrell the following morning before heading onto Devonport.