Ida Bay Railway ~ I’d a been sad if I missed it…

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Ida Bay…

If you are travelling to Ida Bay, south of Hobart in Tasmania, make sure you don’t miss the wonderful Ida Bay historical railway. It is the last operating bush tramway in Tasmania and it is also the most southerly railway in Australia.

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The train…

However the most wonderful part of this train journey is that you can combine the train trip with a fantastic bush walk.

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The train travels the 7kms out to Ida Bay four times a day ($28 return trip). We travelled out at 9.30am. We then started on the three hour round trip walk to Southport Bluff beach. It is an easy walk with a sensational reward as the halfway point is the wild beach which we had all to ourselves.

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Rahul had a swim and I collected shells. We then prepared the picnic lunch.

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The track to the beach is very overgrown but push through as it is worth it.

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The overgrown track…

We then walked back and caught the train at 3.30pm to return back to the station. It was such a sensational day.

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Some of the native animals we saw along the way…

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After the walk we drove to Woodbridge where we stayed at the cute Fox Hole self contained studio.

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This charming studio is brand new and just lovely in every way. It is only a five minute walk to the divine Peppermint Bay restaurant so you have all bases covered staying here.

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The view from Peppermint Bay restaurant…

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