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.

Build a Really Easy Glider
From drinking straws and paper


To make this interesting glider you will need a fat drinking straw and
some stiff paper or light white board.

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

Front Page

The front page includes a guide to this guide as well how to Get to Tasmania and Touring Tasmania.

The Heritage Highway

The Heritage Highway looks at the Midlands Highway and its surrounds ~ covering the towns of Evandale, Longford, Cressy, Perth, Ross, Campbell Town, Oatlands and Richmond.


Launceston's well preserved Victorian and Georgian buildings, together with its diverse collection of art-deco architecture, give the city an unusual period ambience ~ making it well worth the visit.

Free and Cheap

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

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.


To make this interesting glider you will need a fat drinking straw and
some stiff paper or light white board.

How to Make It

  • Cut the two 'wings' to the sizes shown on the left.

  • Glue each 'wing' into a kind of a wheel and allow to dry.

  • When dry glue the 'wings to the straw as in the illustration.

  • I know it will be hard but give your glider plenty of time to dry before flying it.

  • Put a little bit of PlaDo in the nose to make it go further.


To make a larger version cut the following pieces from a sheet of coloured poster board.

  • Body: 50 cm X 12 cm

  • Rear wing: 40 cm X 5 cm

  • Front wing: 20 cm X 3 cm
    Roll and glue the body and wings into tubes and assemble the same as the smaller model.


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