Tasmania A

At the incredibly early hour of 4.00am saw the Tassie campers assemble at their respective campuses to journey to the airport to depart for the beautiful Tasmania. Tassie A flew into Hobart where our adventures began.

Met by our driver John, we quickly collected our luggage to tour the sights of Hobart. Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) were just a few places of interest day one.

The days to follow challenged us at times with heights of the spectacular Huon Valley Tahune Air walk, a 570 metre walkway, Cataract Gorge and the leisurely chair lift across the parklands and the most challenging of all, the Hollybank treetops zip line, across the forest canopy traversing between tree house type platforms, along steel ropes at speeds of up to 70kph.

The spectacular landscape of Tasmania travelled included the historic Port Arthur, coastal regions leading to Richmond and stopping at sights such as the Tessellated pavement and the Blowhole.  The historic town of Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Park (Tassie Devils) and Cataract Gorge Launceston.

The students from each campus bonded incredibly well with strong friendships formed as the week progressed. Awards were given out for bravery, overcoming fears of heights, the polite nature of which students looked out for each other and we even had a birthday celebration J

The Year 9 Tassie camp will be talked about fondly in years to come I am sure by our Year 9 students of 2017.