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How many days?

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How many days?

Hi guys,

We are planning to visit Tasmania next year, it will be our first trip to Tasmania and I would love some advice. We would love to see the Bay of Fires and Cradle Mountain. Any advice about how many days and other places to visit on the way between destinations? Happy to fly in or out of Hobart or Launsceston.

Thank you!

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1. Re: How many days?

Take a look at the Top Questions on the right hand side of this page, especially the Touring by Car and Top 10 Must Sees. It would take about 10 days to do the big circle to see them all.

But then there are also Top 10 lists for both Hobart and Launceston!!!! It could take a lifetime! :))


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It depends how long you have for touring Tasmania ??

Its probably best to fly into Launceston & fly out of Hobart or do the opposite This will give you a good experience of Tassie. ie.

There are heaps of different itineraries you can do, it depends on how long you have & your own interests. ie..

Rough itinerary suggestion...

Hobart - explore 2 days

Drive to to Strahan.- explore stay overnight

Strahan to Cradle Mountain. - explore 2 days.

Cradle Mountain to Launceston. - explore stay overnight.

Launceston to Swansea - Swansea to Coles Bay - Stay 2 nights.

Coles Bay back to Launceston or Hobart.Depending on your flight.


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3. Re: How many days?

We did Tassie many years ago and took our car across the water.

We really enjoyed the experience.

I think we did just over a week. My plan for next time, when I hope to go across with our caravan, we will take 2 weeks, we missed too much the first time.

Some people say 1 week is plenty but I disagree. We were getting into town at almost sunset and leaving the next day. You don't get the feel for a town when you stay for such a short time.

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4. Re: How many days?

We have been to Tassie 4 times over the past decade- a total of 7 weeks all up and still aim at going back again soon. There is a lot to see and enjoy, and any itinerary depends on your l ikes and dislikes. You have to work out how much time you wish to allocate for the visit, and depending on the season what you would like to see, after doing lots and lots of RESEARCH on the regions and what is on offer around every district to view or experience. We have been down there in all seasons and it has been different each visit. But, I also admit that we prefer going to the non touristy areas and exploring the back waters/hills of tassie. Asking locals along the way also takes you to some hidden/unpublised areas. Just to plenty of research and reading to wet your appetite. Obviously off season is cheaper for accommodation.


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5. Re: How many days?

Lived here for just over 7.5 years, still to see everything. And what I have seen I keep going back to see them again.

IMO all of the places mentioned below you should spend a minimum 2 nights. like Bay of Fires, Cradle Mountain, Tasman Peninsula, North West Tassie, Freycinet area, West Coast, East Coast, and the following should be Hobart 3+ days use as a base, Launceston 3+ days use as a base. Then there's the midlands road from Launceston to Hobart, and if you like histroy, it is really second to none with towns like Campbell Town, Ross, Oatlands and Richmond.

Then you have the seasons, I think most of us could go on.

Just allow as much time as you can afford, and desire, there is so much to see and do.

Safe travels - Robert

Edited: 29 September 2011, 18:52
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6. Re: How many days?

I've been twice. First trip a full circuit from Launceston, three weeks. Second trip a circuit from Hobart, two and a half weeks. How long do you have?

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