Friday, 22 December 2017


MAINLANDERS travelling to Tasmania on two and three wheelers should note, some 60% of the island state's road casualties are tourists. "... interstate motorcycle riders make up nearly half of all visitors seriously injured or killed on Tasmanian roads.".

Tassie is probably the best place in Australia to ride a motorcycle or scooter.

If you are riding in Tassie this summer, be aware that:

  1.  the roads are subtly different to mainland roads. Take time to adjust.
  2. The weather can change quickly, particularly on the west coast.
  3. The car drivers behave slightly differently, often because they are international tourists with low skills, rubber necks and conditioning to be on the wrong side of the road.
  4. Beware road kill. There's wildlife on the roads as well as in the pubs.
This excellent map/leaflet is available free on the ferry. Use it.

Ride safe and enjoy this very special Australian state.



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