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Drives around Devonport
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:28:16 AM »
I suspect that many may arrive a day or two prior to the touring departure from Devonport on Saturday 28th.
Therefore I hope this topic will provide some ideas for those people.
If sufficient interest we will put together 4-5 options closer to the event.
For now this topic is to gather ideas.

Idea 1 - Yesterday my children (and Faye) took me out to lunch at a great cafe style spot in Deloraine.
Google '50's diner Deloraine' (they don't have a website but do have a Facebook page).  Great collection of motoring stuff and if the workshop is open you can see vehicles under restoration. Plus great food.

Deloraine is about 30 minutes drive from Devonport towards Launceston, Some rural roads can be used rather than the highway.

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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 04:09:46 PM »
hi moke my day.  sounds like 50 cafe in deloraine is a must see. we are over on the monday 1 march and basically doing the tasman hwy. maybe meet some others who are staying on the east side down to hobart on wed 4th?

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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 04:35:54 PM »
Yellaterra,
If you are heading straight to east coast you will be a bit early for the Diner, I would however recommend the Raspberry Farm at Christmas Hills (just before Deloraine) for breakfast, another must stop.

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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 04:39:08 PM »
That place sounds good as I am coming back and not leaving until Tuesday.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 04:53:29 PM »
Shorty,
A very good option, check out the A5 highway which goes up through Bothwell, over the Great Lakes and into the back of Deloraine.
A little bit of dirt road but an excellent drive. Late lunch at the Diner then an easy drive into Devonport to catch the boat after a drink at MMD @ Shearwater.
The alternative that I sometimes take in my other car (STi) to avoid the dirt road (no spare tyre) is to turn of the A5 down into Poatina/Cressy/ Longford (those that want to check out the old GP circuit) and then up to Deloraine.

These are options for anyone leaving Hobart to catch the boat the same day. The alternative is up the main highway (Midlands).

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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 06:01:49 PM »
Hi,


Poatina is ......interesting. :)


But I think they got rid of all the mins and Mokes so nothing to look at unless you find the ground maintenance Moke.


Terry
I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.


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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 06:13:17 PM »
we are over on the monday 1 march ....


You might ewant to check your tickets as 1st of March is Sunday. :)

I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.


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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 10:18:57 AM »
That sounds good MMD droping on the way back before I leave.
Cheers Shorty :)
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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 04:35:15 PM »
Hi all,
I haven't been on here in quite some time, and it looks like now was a great time to return with an influx of moke action planned in Tassie next year.
I was wondering if there is a flyer or information regarding the trip, I was recently speaking to someone (who is not a member here)  who said he would be interested in part of the trip, or a day out even, and asked if I could get some info for him.
Is there anything like that I could get or print out?

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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2014, 06:20:17 AM »
Whirla,
Other than what is on here at present there are no actual drives etc for around Devonport locked in at this stage.
I am sure there will be closer to the event.
However as I am at Shearwater (within a few km) drop me a pm with your friends contact details and I will contact them.
We have a run being planned for next Sunday for IMD they may like to attend.

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Re: Drives around Devonport
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2014, 08:15:07 AM »
 ;D
« Last Edit: September 21, 2014, 09:47:30 AM by Faye »

 

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