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Tassy research/holiday

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Tassy research/holiday

G'day anyone,my wife,daughter and I are arriving in Hobart on 3rd may,12.00noon ,heading to the east coast, 2/3days then drive across the top end to and around launceston for appr.3days then down to hobart by friday 9th in time for markets on saturday,then across to port authur/eaglehawk neck then maybe Huon area, time permiting before leaving hobart on the 12th may. Our first stay possibly Meridith house b+b Swansea 1 night $170. Second night Pelican Sands, Scamander 1 night $130. Can anyone suggest mid-range, quality accommodation/eateries in any of these areas.We love photography/beaches/rainforest. Our trip to Tassy is pleasure but also to research work(bricklayer)for a family move this year .Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Are you going to the North East corner of Tasmania ? If so, try and go to Bridport. There is a beautiful long beach right on the Bass Strait.

Also are you going to St Helens National Park ? The scenery is terrific.

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Just thinking maybe you could go to Port Arthur at the beginning before continuing to Swansea, to avoid covering the stretch between Hobart and Sorell twice. If you like photography there's a great gallery at the Cradle Mountain Chateau. St Columba Falls near St Helens is beautiful, and the drive out there is lovely too. Keep an eye out for scallop pies for lunch.

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Thanks custard apple, we are going to st helens/bay of fires and we'll definitely try and make it to Bridport on you're suggestion..

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Thanks for you're reply McKnee..We'll put St. Columbia Falls on our list while in st helens.Heard a few comments about the scallop pies,the're on the must try menu!

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Hi Beachcomber22. I am returning to tassie in august for 3rd trip. There is so m uch to see in such a small time frame isn't there. Do your research before hand about where you are travelling and what there is to see that is of interest to your family. I agreee with other forum postee, that you are doubling up on your route to port arthur. We have not been to Port Arthur itself but have seen plenty down on the Tasman peninsula. You m ay be better to stay near hobart and do there first on your way up the east coast. On way to St columbia falls make sure you pop in to the "Pub in the Paddock" Pyengana, about half way out to the falls.. Great meals and I believe that now they have a BIG pig who loves to be fed a pint or so. Mole crek caves west of launceston -great. Sheffield(town of Murals also very interesting).From Launceston area to Hobart are you going through the middle or long way via cradle mtn? Huon Valley (SW Hobart is my favourite region. So much to see. You must to the Tahune air walk. Lost of little train rise around the island if you are interested. re accomodation- I h ave been doing lots of research on this myself- Discover tasmania site of great benefit; www.itsanisland.com.au helpful; www.jasons.com ( have free acc books-one for tasi): plus the usual www.wotif.com.au: www.needitnow.com.au & www.lastminute.com.au. All helpful with good acc descriptions. As mentioned-too much to see in short time and also depends on the weather. Could be quiet cool depending on the day and where you are.

Plan ahead and have agreat holiday

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Hi, in Laucneston for a family there is reasonable value self catering accommodation at Adina Place:

http://www.adinaplace.com.au/

It is in a great location, almost in the heart of town, with nice sunny outlook and balconies. I think it has had goor deviews on TA. You can walk to town in 3 minutes from here.

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Have you tryed checking out the cheap accommodation web sites, at that time of year, you will not have any trouble getting somewhere to stay down at port arthur, there always specials online, The Comfort Inn at port arthur is a good place to grab a nice meal, great view over the port arthur site to look at while eating yr dinner, they also have accomodation, also if staying over night, the ghost tour at port arthur is a lot of fun, but make sure you book,

A lot of people dont know but if you get chance take a drive around to "the cole mines" around past Salt Water River, its about 1/2 from port arthur, here there is some historic convict ruins. There is quiet a lot of information on the site as you walk into it, very interesting

This is free of charge to go in and walk over the site, there are some great under ground cells where you can go in and feel what it was like for the convicts to live in, not as flashy and certanly not as big as port arthur give yourself about 1 hour max to have a sticky around here.

Also its also worth a look around at Eaglehalk Neck, the Devils Arch and Devils kitchen, and if you are driving there is a beautiful view if you drive up "Tip Road" this on the RHS in eaglehalk neck on your way to port arthur, but you have to be aware that log trucks use this road and it is a dirt road but the view from the top is fantastic, all over the bay at eaglehalk neck, hope you have a fantastic holiday in tassie, its a beautiful place to visit.

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These are the places we stayed in recently; Bridport - Platypus Park B&B (2 mins out of Bridport) very good,b/fast inc. ate diner at Josephs at Bridport Resort - very nice food & views - the accommodation looked nice too - log cabins style. Nice walk along the beaches. Launceston - Fiona's B&B b/fast included good value & easy walk into town, dinner at King of Siam? very good & reasonably priced. Have a look at Ross just south of Launceston. And Richmond (between Hobart & launceston) both lovely historic towns with lovely cheap cafes & homemade cooking. Port Arthur stayed at Seachange B&B at Safety Cove - fantastic views of Tasman Peninsular & pillars from the surround balcony, great hosts, lovely settings - Remarkable Cave just down the road & Port Arthur Historic park nearby. check out www.tasmancruises.com - we really enjoyed the thrill ride (3hr eco cruise) but you may get wet. We had a basic rental car but we did try the "C" roads sometimes - good shortcuts with some great views eg from Bridport we went to Scottsdale then went right into Legerwood (please stop to look at the tree carvings) then onto St columbia Falls, Pyengana (Cheese Factory) also the pub in the paddock then onto StHelens. suggest you buy a good road map with all the roads well marked.

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Another shortcut: from east coast town of Orford (great cafe on corner with lots of sport memorabilla & good food) to Port Arthur - from the cafe use the side road & head to Copping via Bream Creek but suggest asking the cafe staff if the logger trucks are working that day - we were lucky no trucks.

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