User:Cruickshanks

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Hi, I joined Wikpedia in April 2009 but only made less than 20 contributions in my first 12 months. I started geting the Wiki-bug in June 2010 and have been too active since then. I need to get away from this keyboard!

I have started to understand Wikipedia better and find the learning and creative aspects very enjoyable.

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Countries visited
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West Coast of Tasmania[edit]

Hells Gates, viewed from outside Macquarie Harbour.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Stanley, Tasmania
Tasmania.
Strahan
Strahan
Hell's Gates
Hell's Gates
Cradle Mt.
Cradle Mt.
Stanley
Stanley
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Strahan & Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania.

I find the unspoilt beauty of the World Heritage areas on the West Coast of Tasmania to be one of the most idyllic places in the world. Significant attractions in the area include:

  • Hell's Gates is the name of the mouth of Macquarie Harbour.
  • The Macquarie Harbour Penal Station was a notorious British penal settlement established on Sarah Island in the southern portion of Macquarie Harbour in what was Van Diemen's Land in (Tasmania), Australia.
  • Strahan (pronounced "straw-n"), is a pretty little town and significant tourist destination on the north-east end of Long Bay on the northern end of Macquarie Harbour.
  • Stanley is a tourist destination and the main fishing port on the north-west coast of Tasmania. The most distinctive landmark in Stanley is The Nut, an old volcanic plug discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798, who officially named it Circular Head. It has steep sides and rises to 143 metres with a flat top. It is possible to walk to the top of The Nut via a steep track.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia[edit]

Snelling Beach.
Sea lion and pup at Seal Bay
Admiral's Arch
South Australia.
Cape du Couedic
Cape du Couedic
Vivonne Bay
Vivonne Bay
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Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Kangaroo Island is another place of unspoilt beauty. It is Australia's third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. It is 112 kilometres (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide at the entrance of Gulf St Vincent. At its closest point to the mainland, it is 13 kilometres (8 miles) offshore from Cape Jervis, on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula in the state of South Australia. The island is 150 km (93 mi) long and 57 km (35 mi) wide. It is separated from Yorke Peninsula to the northwest by Investigator Strait and from Cape Jervis to the northeast by Backstairs Passage. Significant features attractions on the island include:

Cape du Couedic lighthouse at sunset
Cape du Couedic lighthouse at sunset.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ABC news (26 April 2002). "Vivonne Bay judged Australia's best beach". Retrieved 2007-07-12.