We are planning a week's holiday in Tasmania in March. We're Queenslanders who haven't been to Tassie before, so we're looking for lots of advice.
The outline is - fly into Hobart on a Monday morning; fly out of Hobart the following Sunday late afternoon. (the flights are already bought, so can't change this). We'd like to finish the week i.e. Friday and Saturday nights in Hobart. So being in Hobart on the weekend will give us the chance to go to the Salamanca market, go to a good Hobart restaurant on the Sat night, and do some day trips Sat afternoon and Sun morning. Would like to go to Port Arthur as one of the day trips.
The first priorities are MONA, and the West Coast Wilderness Railway (one of us is into steam engines!)
So, we're thinking about MONA on day 1, followed by driving accross to Strahan. Go on the rail trip day 2, then stay a second night at Strahan or drive on towards Cradle Mtn. Any recommendations re staying for a second night in Strahan, or driving in the afternoon of day 2 to Cradle Mtn to stay there?
The Tamar valley and Launceston look good, as does the coastal strip and islands on the east coast.
Would it work to have night 3 in or near Launceston, then night 4 on the east coast (Coles Bay?)
Then back to Hobart for nights 5 & 6.
We would like to include wineries, cheeseries, and other good food destinations in the itinerary.
And I'd like to see penguins!
We know it's more ideal to be based in one area and see it well, but our desire to include the west coast means that we will be doing a bit of driving and moving from one location to other most days. And we'll get a taste of Tasmania, and will know where to come back to for a longer stay next time.