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Tasmania Trip 2014
Tasmania Trip 2014
TeachersMegan Johnson (PE)
Rebecca Turner (Student Services)
Matt Webbie (PE)
Jason Deady (Maths)Key Dates and TimesSaturday the 27th September - 6.30 am at school for a 7.00 am departure
Sunday the 5th October- 6.00pm at Canberra AirportDay 1 (Saturday 27/9)Canberra Melbourne - DevonportBREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE NOT INCLUDED!!Assemble at school at 6.30 AM for a 7.00 AM departure Coach transfer to Station Pier (Melbourne)
Spirit of Tasmania4 Berth Inside Cabin5:00pm Board the Spirit of Tasmania7:30pm Begin overnight sailing to DevonportDinner provided on board the Spirit
Day 2 (Sunday 28/9)Devonport to Strahan6:00am Arrival in DevonportCoach Travel Devonport to Cradle Mountain National ParkExplore the park Cradle Mountain to Strahan via the Henty Hills Sand DunesAfter dinner, live theatre show on the Great Escape from Sarah Island
Day 3 (Monday 29/9) StrahanFull day cruise (including lunch), stopping at Hells Gate and Sarah Island
Day 4 (Tuesday 30/9)Strahan to HobartCoach travel Strahan to Hobart (via Queenstown & Derwent Bridge)Sightseeing at Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock & Battery PointEvening ten pin bowling at Moonah
Day 5 (Wednesday 1/10) Hobart surrounds Visit Mt Field National ParkSee historic town of New NorfolkWalk to Russell FallsTravel to Mt Nelson for panoramic view of HobartExplore the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)5.00pm Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Interactive wildlife experience including feeding Tasmanian devils and other native Tasmanian animals.
Day 6 (Thursday 2/10) Hobart surrounds Travel via Huonville, historic Franklin and Geeveston Visit Heritage MuseumTour around Tahune Forest Reserve & Stixx ValleyExperience Tahune Forest Airwalk (50 metres above Huon River)Tour the Hastings Caves and kick back in the Thermal SpringsOptional putt-putt golf during evening.
Day 7 (Friday 3/10) Port ArthurTravel to Port ArthurSee the Tasman Arch & Devils KitchenGuided tour of Port Arthur Historic Site & Harbour cruiseEvening ghost tour
Day 8 (Saturday 4/10)Port Arthur to Coles BayCoach travel Port Arthur to Coles BayVisit Freycinet National Park
Day 9 (Sunday 5/10)Coles Bay to CanberraCoach travel from Coles Bay to Launceston AirportStop at Cataract GorgeChairlift ride at Launcestons basinFlight to Canberra via MelbourneParents to pick kids up from the Airport at 6pm
Flights homeDepart Launceston Airport (flight VA1371) * Students will need ID CardsArrive Melbourne Airport (approx. hr stop over)Depart Melbourne AirportArrive in Canberra at 6.00pm(flight VA279)*Maximum weight for checked luggage is 20Kg*Maximum weight for carry on luggage is 7KgNo sharps, aerosols and limits apply to liquids
Please ensure you pack:
Sleeping bag, pillow and sheet.Daypack/backpack needs to contain toiletries Torch (with batteries)Toiletries (including sunscreen)Towels bath towel plus beach towel
Essential EquipmentClothing and ExtrasPack more for a winter trip than a summer trip!Warm jumpers x 2 (trip jumper and one other)Jacket (preferably water and windproof)Thermals and beanie Underwear for at least 9 days (including warm socks)Long pants x 2Warm pyjamas Shorts and shirtsSwimmers (optional for hot springs)CameraDrink bottleHat & SunglassesAppropriate walking shoes/runners - we will be doing some long walks!Zip washing bag, watch, power board
$pending MoneyRemember;Most meals and snacks are includedTasmania is not regarded as a shopping destinationWe (teachers) think that a maximum of $250 is a good ballpark figure.Inappropriate itemsIllegal substances such as drugs including cigarettes, alcohol or other items deemed inappropriate during school are prohibited on this trip and if students are caught in possession may result in students being sent home at cost to the family.Keep electrical items to a minimum if necessary, share your item within an agreed group, such as phone chargers, hair straighteners etc.Space is limited and electrical sockets are not always available. Students will be responsible for their own items.Inappropriate attire will be addressed if necessary remember were representing not only our school but our community and city!Student ResponsibilityElectrical Devices- It is the students responsibility for the security of their own possessions.It is advised that students keep mobile devices to a minimum. There will be limited phone/ internet reception in many of these places.
- NO SLEEP OVERS!!!You can follow our adventures on the trip blog.
Just go to the school web site. Then click onOur linksOur blogsTasmania 2014 (and we will be there)
Emergency Contact Number0434537600Get Excited!!!