Days 9–10

Port Arthur > Devon­port

On the Road Tasmania - - News -

Head north on the Arthur High­way and then west on the A3 to cap off your hol­i­day with two days in the New Nor­folk area. Un­load the bikes for a cy­cle along the trails at Mt Field Na­tional Park (or ex­plore on foot). There are plenty of wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties, too – try ca­noe­ing or kayak­ing, or get out your fish­ing rods and catch a trout at Salmon Ponds. Drop in for a tast­ing at Two Me­tre Tall Farm­house Ale & Cider and fill any re­main­ing boot space with a case. Se­ri­ous food­ies should book a cook­ing class at The Agrar­ian Kitchen. To fin­ish, take the Mid­land High­way (A1) to Devon­port for ap­prox­i­mately 90 min­utes and buy sea­sonal fruit and ad­mire stone colo­nial out­build­ings at Somer­cotes Cherry Or­chard and Café. Stop at the colo­nial set­tler town of Ross where cob­bled paths and grand old elm trees line the main street, and take a selfie in front of the Ross Bridge, Aus­tralia’s third old­est bridge still in use. Fi­nally pop in to the Tas­ma­nian Wool Cen­tre or shop for last­minute bar­gain an­tiques be­fore com­plet­ing the drive back to Spirit of Tas­ma­nia’s ter­mi­nal in Devon­port for the re­turn jour­ney to Mel­bourne.

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