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South Arm and the Lone Pine Memorial

by Nov 7, 2019Post0 comments

November 3-8, 2019
Moving back from the Tasman Peninsula and towards Hobart and the Huon we were going to stop briefly at Sorell again. However, having been there already, we decided to take a detour down to South Arm, a part of the greater Hobart area we had never visited.
Here the only camping option is the South Arm RSL for $10/night which includes access to toilets and showers from around 6am to bar closing time (anything from 8-10pm).
The Club has an extensive memorial display (above) and is a fairly new modern building also boasting a Golf Club.
From the car park and camping area is the view of Mount Wellington rising behind Hobart.

At the Southern end of this peninsula, and the community of South Arm, is the Military area of Cape Direction, alongside which is Cape Deliverance and the Lone Pine Memorial, this is a circle of seven pillars and a Pine tree remembering the seven Australians awarded a VC for their actions at Lone Pine on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
You can access this area by walking along an older track or along the beach of Pot Bay through the Blessington Coastal Reserve, about a 4km return walk.
From here you get views back to Hobart, across to the Northern end of Bruny Island and a short distance out to the Iron Pot Light, Australia’s oldest lighthouse structure built in 1833.


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