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.

Amaze Your Friends with this
Mind Reading Trick

You will need a sheet of paper and an envelope for each participant
and they must all be exactly the same (the paper and envelope - not the participants).

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.


Amaze Your Friends with this Mind Reading Trick

Hello my friends,

Most of the bunnies I know think that magic is being pulled out of a hat by the ears.

How silly is that ? I think it's magic that they manage to remember to eat.

This has nothing to do with magic tricks but what do rabbits have that no other animal has?

Baby rabbits. Sorry about that.

Oh ! Right, the trick. You should do the trick in front of at least six friends and one of them will be your secret helper

You will need a sheet of paper and an envelope for each of your bunnies and they must all be exactly the same (the paper and envelopes, not the bunnies.)

You should stand behind a table with your adoring audience seated in front of it.

Have each person write a question on their paper, fold it up and seal it in the envelope. The envelopes should not be marked on the outside.

Your secret helper will do a special tear or fold on his/her envelope and tell you the question asked.

As you collect the envelopes make sure that your friend's envelope is on the bottom of the stack.

Place the stack of envelopes on the table and with lots of magical psychic flair pick up the top one and concentrate hard on it.

Say "(the writer's name) wrote (the question) and answer it if you can. That might sound like "Rodney asked what time the ten o'clock bus runs.", "Usually around ten o'clock"

After your 'very surprised' writer says that the question was exactly what s/he wrote open the top envelope to verify it.

Remember, your helper's envelope is on the bottom so you will be opening a new question. Ask the question in that envelope as you did with your helper's.

Continue until you have shocked your entire audience and have fun.

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