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Cradle Mountain Tasmania

A small run of small towns

We decided at this point to head away from the beach inland and go for a look about some of the more interesting little towns around inland SA.

Peterborough is our first small town, one of those lovely historical country towns with it's own theme running through, they have a huge thing for Trains! We stayed a night at their free RV campground which conveniently enough is right over the road from the Railway museum, we'd have liked to go on one of the tours but the prices were a bit above our budget at $27 per adult. We took ourselves for a wander about town, looked at all the beautiful old architecture, checked out the model railway in the Newsagents and spent a bit of time in the Rail Carriage Museum. A great little stopover along the way.

Burra was a fast stop and look on our way past. We both like to look at junky old antique shops so we stopped in at Nobs & Snobs. The owner is quite a character and the shop is loaded with all sorts of interesting bits and pieces, I even thought I found my marbles but turns out they belong to someone else. Just down the road is the old Copper mine complete with still standing buildings and carts. Lots of information on boards scattered about the site made for an interesting wander about before we headed off.

Birdwood is another lovely little town, old buildings, good size grocery store, little creek running through and the most impressive Auto museum but I'll save that for the next post. We stayed at a hipcamp site a few minutes walk into town and right on the creek. The camp was $20 a night and there was enough for us in the area to stay 6 nights. Paul wanted to prospect in the area so we alternated days between him being out prospecting and both of us sight seeing. We checked out both of the second hand shops in town of course, went for a drive about to look at the other towns in the area and spent a good couple of hours checking out the Auto museum. We even managed to catch a local market and lucked out with a little fete selling some lovely slices for morning tea. I'll have to cover the museum next time, sooo many pictures!


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