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31st Oct 2016 - Tasmania and Melbourne
Dover and the South - Hastings Cave

Left the Tasman Peninsula and headed south to Dover. Delightful drive particularly south of Hobart through the Huon Valley. Went through lots of sleepy towns and villages - one of the great things about Tasmania is that there arent masses of people around. Lots of green and paddocks and apply orchards and pine trees. Seems it is a foodie dream in this area. We had pleanty of time on our hands so drove thru Dover and headed for the Hastings Cave - turned off the highway down a dirt road - rental car will need a clean. The Caves were open - you stop at the Info Centre and buy your tickets $24 per person and then drive another 15-20 mins up to the cave entrance. Lovely informative tour through the cave - lots of steps up and down but easily achievable. Had also hoped to have a swim in the thermal pools but they werentopen. Drove south a bit further to Ida Bay and briefly contemplated the steam train for the following day but decided we probably wouldnt. Back to Dover - not really much to see but ventured to the supermarket to get supplies - steak for dinner tonight. Stayed at the Smugglers Inn - lovely motel unit and a reasonable price.

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