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We are now able to advise preliminary details of where the 4th Birthday Bash is going to take you.

To maximise on the investment of visiting our beautiful island this is going to be a little different to past events! It’s going to be a roving ride, taking you through some of Tasmania’s most beautiful and rugged terrain staying in three different locations.

We will be starting in a beautiful historic fishing village on the Far North West Coast, called Stanley.

With our welcome event on the evening of Friday 28th Feb, details of accommodation etc will be released next week, once prices have been locked in. Stanley is the home of the NUT, you can climb or take the chairlift to the top of this ancient volcanic plug, it’s a must do!

Saturday will see two rides depart Stanley en-route to the quaint township of Tullah, what remains of a once thriving Hydro Village. This will be our base for lunch and dinner, accommodation on site, including campers.

Ride 1 will include 90km of gravel via the Western Explorer in the Tarkine, a requires a barge crossing across the Pieman River at Corinna.

Ride two, all tarmac, will take you back via the coast to Wynyard and on to Hellyer Gorge (otherwise known as HELL YEAH!!) we will visit the township of Waratah, built at the top of a waterfall which once fed water into a thriving tin mine.

After lunch we will have to fuel up in Rosebery. For those who wish to, there will be an afternoon ride from there over Anthony Road (Lake Plimsol) back to Tullah for the evening.

Sunday morning we will depart Tullah and head to Queenstown via Reece Dam, Zeehan and Strahan.

And finally, because we’re already in Queenstown, There will be the option on Monday to ride the iconic 99 Bends and Mount Arrowsmith to Derwent Bridge.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to showcase Tasmania, in particular ‘THE BEST OF THE WEST’

Location

Address:
Australia

Bright, Victoria

Details

Venue Phone: 03 5755 1366

Venue Website:

Local attractions include farms, wineries, historic sites, fruit orchards, restaurants, touring the beautiful natural landscape, surrounding mountains and more.

There are many events held in the Bright township and surrounding areas.

In spring, Bright holds regular markets, as well as the Bright Spring Festival, Bright 6 Hour Mountain Bike Event, Bright High Country Horse Endurance Ride, Art Exhibitions, Bright Grand Fireworks Spectacular and Concert, Bright Alpine Four Peaks Mountain Climb[9] Harrietville Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Convention and the Alpine Delight (Audax Cycling Event).

In summer, one can attend the Christmas Carols at the Bright Art Gallery, Carols by Candlelight at the Bright Sound Shell, the Rotary Waterside at Centenary Park or go for a Tandem Paraglide for an aerial view of Bright, or the Tour of Duty Bright, Military 6×6 vehicle for all the mountain secrets. There are also many markets in Bright and Harrietville, as well as the Alpine Valley’s Gourmet Weekend and Drive in Movies at Pioneer Park. SP Ausnet – Tour of Bright – Road Cycling Race

Autumn brings the Bright Autumn Festival featuring lush autumn leaf colour, the Alpine Classic Golf Tournament, held in Bright, Myrtleford and Wangaratta. The Bright Easter Market is on as well as the Alpine Film Festival. The Buffalo Stampede Ultramarathon starting and finishing in Howitt Park is held mid-April bringing runners from all over the world to compete.

Winter brings snow to the surrounding peaks and the opening of the Snow Season on Queen’s Birthday weekend.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright,_Victoria

Location

Address:
Alpine Bright Hotel, 7-9 Anderson Street, Bright, Victoria, 3741, Australia

Crow’s Nest, QLD

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Crows Nest, QLD

Crows Nest is a unusual Australian rural town serving the surrounding rural district which produces beef and dairy cattle. The town’s uniqueness is a combination of its celebration of Jimmy Crow, an Aboriginal named by early settlers, who lived in a hollow tree; its huge and fascinating Salt Antique store; and its uncharacteristic village green which lies at the town centre. It is reputedly the only town in Australia named after a local Aborigine.

Location

Crows Nest is located 169 km west of Brisbane via Toowoomba. It is 527 m above sea-level.

Origin of Name

The plaque beneath the statue of Jimmy Crow on the Village Green explains the town’s name: “In the early days when teamsters visited this area Jimmy Crow, an Aboriginal named by early settlers, used a hollow tree as his gunyah. He was relied on for information and directions. This place was used as a camping place by teamsters and travellers and became known as Jimmy Crow’s Nest hence the name ‘Crows Nest’.”

Things to See and Do

Jimmy Crow
Pause and reflect on the unusual life of Jimmy Crow. His statue stands in the heart of Crows Nest and is a reminder of the friendly relations which existed between some Aborigines and some of the early European Settlers. Crow lived in a hollow tree. He used to advise the bullock teamsters and travellers who passed through the town and he was held in such respect that the town was named after him and the statue was placed in the centre of town to honour him. There is a plaque which explains: “In the early days when teamsters visited this area Jimmy Crow, an Aboriginal named by early settlers, used a hollow tree as his gunyah. He was relied on for information and directions. This place was used as a camping place by teamsters and travellers and became known as Jimmy Crow’s Nest hence the name ‘Crows Nest’.”

Carbethon Folk Museum and Village
North of Salts Antiques on the New England Highway (Thallon Street), is the Carbethon Folk Museum and Village. It currently includes more than twenty buildings. The village includes such gems as the original Ray White Auctioneer building (Ray White has subsequently become a national real estate franchise); a replica of an old one teacher school; an extensive machinery shed; a slab hut; a blacksmith’s shop; the Highfields Baptist Church and the remarkable Carbethon homestead which was built in the 1880s. It has been a folk museum since 1978 . It is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. For more information check out http://www.crowsnestmuseum.org.au/ or tel: (07) 4698 1776.

Roger Salt Antique Furniture
Located at 1 Thallon Street, Roger Salt Antiques is housed in an elegant Edwardian building. It is a rarity: an antique shop where, because he prides himself in being an “international importer”, Salt has developed an amazing display of items ranging from Vespa motor scooters to old engines, bottles, clocks and antique furniture. The store is open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm seven days a week. tel: (07) 4698 1266 or check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rogersaltantique.

Location

Address:
Grand Old Crow Hotel, 32 William Street, Crows Nest, Queensland, 4355, Australia