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Dingley Central members tour Tasmania

On the 14th March Dingley Central Probus Club members left on a six day tour of Tasmania staying four nights at the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort, Grindelward and one night at the Stanley Seaview Inn. 

The holiday included visits to the beautiful Woolmers Estate and National Rose Garden and lunch was served in the Kitchen Café overlooking the gardens. In the afternoon a 50 minute cruise was enjoyed on the Cataract Gorge.

Next day a visit was made to the Platypus House where the Tasmanian Platypus and Echidna were ovbserved in an indoor setting and Seahorse World offered a rare chance to see seahorses in captivity. Later a stop was made at the Beanconsfield Mine the famous site of the great escape of Todd and Bryant.

The Historic Bridge at Ross was another highlight  and later that day Clarendon House and Gardens built in 1838 was enjoyed along with the scrumptious Afternoon Tea. 

At the Cataract Gorge some enjoyed the Chairlift and some of the fit members chose to walk to the top.  The Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company inspired with a cooking demonstration and then a walk in the lovely gardens.  Also another Devonshire Afternoon tea was provided.

Unfortunately the trip to Cradle Mountain was ruined by an incredible downpour but some of the more hardy members braved the rain and were able to do some photographing. Next morning a stop was made at Hellyers Road Distillery followed by lunch in the café.

The final night was spent in Stanley the town at the foot of  the volcanic core called "The Nut". The final tour  of the holiday was a tour of Highfield Historic  House built in the 1830's.

Every evening meal was firstly at the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort and the final night at the Stanley Seaview Inn.

On  the way to Launceston Airport there was a  chance to purchase choclates to take home after a very enjoyable six days in beautiful Tasmania.