Above, Campground looking towards the Lagoon
March 7-11, 2019
Our next stop for four days was the Upper Natone Reserve, a Forestry area under management of Burnie City Council and looked after by a team of local volunteers who we met on our last day here. There is a small lagoon here with three designated camping areas and a single toilet (actual WC – not a long drop!). We picked the central area which has more open spaces to get better reception for both phone and TV which are a bit marginal in the middle of all the trees. We chose to face the Lagoon and expected to have lots more campers as it was the 8 Hour Day long weekend here in Tassie.
We were in fact joined in the upper area on Friday by a whole family group of local people with a couple of caravans, multiple tents and swags – quite brave when we are getting nights in the single digits! Later on the weekend we had a group of local farmers arrived on Saturday afternoon with tents and swags, arriving on a total of 9 tractors and 2 Utes with eskies and all the goodies for a BBQ dinner and breakfast before they left Sunday mid morning.
Another small group went around to the smaller camping area at the end of the Lagoon and finally on Sunday we had three fellow campers in a Camper trailer and two roof toppers. There is a walking track around the lagoon which does take about the 30 minutes which the sign declares and is typically Tasmania with mosses and ferns and lots of small fallen trees and shrubs littering the under-story. The following images give an idea of the walk and a few flowering items still in bloom.