A Cheapskate's Guide to
Exploring Tasmania By Car

For pre-planning or use on the run, this free site is a useful, on-demand travel guide
for touring Tasmania by car, caravan, RV, or hitch-hiking.

Make Your own Eggzacto Game


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

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.

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

Download Free Map

This (external) link will give you access to free maps of Tasmania, Hobart City Centre, Launceston City Centre, Burnie and Devonport to print or store on your device.

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.


make a new game with egg cartons and ping-pong balls
Boring, boring

It's raining, it's boring, the Old Man's snoring. So what to do?

Tucked away in all of the junk that you have been collecting since becoming a fan, you will find one of those pressed cardboard egg tray thingies that holds 30 eggs.

Ok. I'll wait until you get back from the shop.

You will need one of them, four, or so, ping pong balls and a felt tipped pen.

On the bottom of the tray, where the eggs sit, mark the following numbers.

mark number times
That means you write 9 X one time and 1 X six times, etc.
How to Play

Eggzacto should be played on a hard surface such as a hard floor, a table or a path and as many can play as you wish.

Let us say that you are going to play down the hall.
Place the egg tray thingy at one end, preferably against a wall or door but laying flat on the floor and mark out a tossing line at the other end.

A player takes a given number of ping pong balls (say 4) and bounces them, one at a time down the hall so that they land in the egg tray thingy.

The player adds up the numbers marked in the bottom of the hole where each ball landed.

Other players follow in turn and the winner of each round is the player with the highest score.

In the event of a tie, each player chucks one ball and the player with the highest score wins. Now that's easy, isn't it?

Multiply The Fun

Instead of adding, each player bounces two balls and multiplies the numbers that the balls landed on.
After you have played a few times you might like to make up some different rules.
That's good, I don't mind at all.

Note: You can also use a carton of 12 if you wish but make the lid bit '0'.

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