'A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car'

Fun Pages For Kids
and their Adults

A range of free and low cost things to play, make and do,
when driving or confined to camp, for kids and their adults.

List of Contents

A guide to travel, sightseeing and services - what to do, where to stay and a little history of Tasmanian cities and towns.

About This Guide

This work has been designed to offer the maximum amount of information possible, while remaining an interesting and manageable read

Front Page

Includes list of contents, Tasmanian Freedom Camping Locations Series and a free, downloadable map of Tasmania

The Towns and Regions

Looks at the towns, camping, accommodation, eating out, sightseeing, history, toilets & dump points, information centres, doctors, vets, real estate and emergency services.

Guest Reviews

A place for readers to write a review on their favourite Tasmanian town, caravan park, freedom camp, attraction, bakery or cafe

Fun Pages
For Kids and their Adults

A range of free and low cost things to make and do, for kids and their adults, when driving or confined to camp.

Free and Cheap

you can choose from camp-grounds provided by councils, commercial operators or formal, and informal free camp sites.

Dump Points ~ Van Repairs ~ Public Toilets

An easy access guide to Dump-Points, Van Repairs and Public Toilets.

Environment and Produce

Loads of links to Tasmanian food, beer and wine trails for you to follow and enjoy.

Fossicking in Tasmania

Many of the locations this guide will be visiting offer the chance to do a little fosicking for such things as gold, sapphires, topaz, jasper, turquoise, agate and a range of other tumbling material for lapidarists.

Tiger Track Stamps

A Quirky, Free/Low-Cost Way for you to keep track of your amazing tasmanian adventures, as you hunt down over 70 Tiger Track Stamps and with luck - or skill maybe - find the elusive Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) - the most valuable stamp of all.

List of Contents

  • Make an Eggzacto Game
    It's raining, it's boring, the Old Man's snoring. So what to do? Play Eggzacto, of course.

  • Mind Reading trick
    Amaze your friends with this incredibly simple mind reading trick. Great for around the camp-fire.

Activities in the Fun Pages For Kids and their Adults
have been drawn from our sister site,

Launched in 2001, Dear Grandpa Pencil boasts over 1,000 pages for kids and their adults.

Having over 250,000 visitors a year, the site was designed light-weight for minimum data use and greater access in poor reception areas - making it an ideal resource for today's Freedom Campers.

Designed in the style of a 1940s/1950s Omnibus, Dear Grandpa Pencil covers a diverse range of subjects that include: kids' activities, a puzzle section, a little science (and not so science), a teacher's resource section, a bunch of quirky little rhymes, some beautiful classical poetry and much more.

Check out Dear Grandpa Pencil's Activity pages for dozens more easy, inexpensive projects to play on the road.

Kick-start a Trivia Quiz night around the camp-fire with hundreds of trivia questions and their answers with

The one-stop resource centre for organisers and participants of trivia nights
~ with Question & Answer lists, Interactive Quizzes and Fact Sheets ~

Test Yourself with Grandpa Pencil's
Math Flash Cards

Designed by Patrick Lewis in Java Script, 'Math Flash Cards' is ideal for student, classroom and family use.

'Math Flash Cards' can be used by individuals, or in competition with family and friends, offering fun, while helping players hone their basic math skills.


'A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car', 'A World of Trivia' and 'Dear Grandpa Pencil'
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