Now that most of the grey nomaders have returned home form northern Australia as the temperatures rise prior to summer, it is a great time to plan the southern tours of the country.
We took an evening departure on the Spirit of Tasmania. For a nominal fee they allowed us to leave your caravan attached and parked in their yard so that you can make a day prior to departure to take a bus into Melbourne to sight see in the city.
There is a customs check to go though prior to boarding.
If you take a cabin you will arrive at Devonport in Tasmania well rested.
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The crossing can be choppy seas so take some form of stomach settler with you. I used a natural ginger and papaya herbal medication and did not eat or drink heavily although the restaurant on board serves wonderful tempting meals.
There is a movie theatre with latest movies and standing on deck to watch the the vessel departing and arriving is all part of a great experience for the crossing.
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