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November trip to Tasmania

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November trip to Tasmania

After more reading and juggling have come up with amended itinerary for our holiday

Days 1-4 Hobart

Salamanca Markets and MONA are definites on our list. Will we have time to both in one day, or should we set aside another day for MONA? We will spend a day touring through the Huon Valley and although we would love to visit Bruny Island I fear the car hire company will not allow the ferry ride. Any other suggestions?

Days 5 & 6 Port Arthur

We are planning to visit the Historic Site on the first day and take a Tasman Island cruise the next.

Days 7,8 &9 just outside Campelltown

My husband plans to fish and I thought I might be able to potter about and visit some of the small towns in the area.

Days10 &11 Coles Bay

We would like to take the Wineglass Bay Cruise

Days 12 & 13 Swansea

Some time in the Bay of Fires area and of course my husband will probably want to wet a line.

Day 14 Tamar Valley

Day 15 ,16 & 17 Stanley

Originally only planning to spend two nights but have added a night so we can spend one day taking the Arthur River Cruise.

Day 18, 19 & 20 Cradle Mountain

Do you think we need two or three nights?

Day 21 & 22 Strahan

Day 23 New Norfolk

Day 24

Fly home from Hobart in afternoon after visiting Mt Field National Park.

Any comments would be welcome. Nothing has been booked so if you feel we are spending too little or much time in some areas please let us know. Whilst we love the outdoors we are not hikers, rather strollers. We love nice food but we are not so much interested in fine dining as gathering and preparing ourselves in self contained accommodation, We do, however, love good coffee and tend to graze through the day whilst travelling. I look forward to more great advice.

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1. Re: November trip to Tasmania

It looks like a good, leisurely trip now, Rabbit.

Bargain Car Rentals allows you to take a car to Bruny Island.

I think you can fit Salamanca markets and MONA in one day, but you'd need to go to Salamanca very early and book the ferry to MONA in advance. It leaves from the western end of the docks only about 25metres from the edge of the markets.

I think 2 nights in Cradle would be enough, but there are other things to see and do around there in the Sheffield/Mole Creek area. Rob T will have ideas there.

I think I've probably pointed you in the the direction of the Traveller Article on Fine and Rare Food before?? tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g255096-c139513/Ta…

Luigi

Edited: 01 March 2012, 00:21
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2. Re: November trip to Tasmania

Yes, thanks Luigi. I have read the travel article and have already included much of the information in my "things to do and see" file ready to print off before we leave. I'm sure I'm not the only person to have such a file but it's a bit of a joke with my family. It all pays off though as we haven't had a bad holiday for years!

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3. Re: November trip to Tasmania

Hi rabbit and Luigi,

2 nights Cradle Mt is fine, depends on how many walks you intend to do.

Something for the adventurous in Cradle Mountain -

http://www.cradlemountaincanyons.com.au/

Between Cradle Mt and Sheffield, Tasmazia, they have lots mazes and very big pancakes. -

http://www.tasmazia.com.au/

Sheffield - murals

http://www.muralfest.com.au/

Wilmot - The very first Coles Store and unusal letter boxes for those who are interested.

Railton - toparies

http://www.townoftopiary.com.au/

Nice little boutique vineyard at Barrington. Nice light food also.

http://www.barringwoodpark.com.au/index.php

Devonport only 25 minutes away from Sheffield.

http://www.devonporttasmania.travel/

Latrobe only 25 minutes away from Sheffield

http://www.latrobetasmania.com.au/

A must see at Latrobe for those who like unique stuff is Reliquaire

http://www.reliquaire.com/

Also within a half hour drive of Sheffield

http://anvers-chocolate.com.au/

http://www.raspberryfarmcafe.com/

http://www.ashgrovecheese.com.au/

http://www.molecreek.info/molecreekcaves.htm

http://www.thehoneyfarm.com.au/

For wildlife try -

http://www.devilsatcradle.com/

http://www.trowunna.com.au/

http://www.wingswildlife.com.au/

And tons of beautiful views, for more info -

sheffieldcradleinfo.com.au/pages/…

Cheers Robert

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4. Re: November trip to Tasmania

I worry about Mr T and the Luigi you are smothering this forum and not allowing others to contribute. Get a life or show us who you really are??

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5. Re: November trip to Tasmania

I value information from anybody - the more the merrier!

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6. Re: November trip to Tasmania

Re reading my initial post I incorrectly said I was planning to stay at Swansea rather than St Helens days 12 & 13. Do you think splitting the days on the east coast works or would I be better staying 4 nights in Bicheno perhaps and travelling to the different places of interest along the east coast?

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7. Re: November trip to Tasmania

I think I understood it to be St Helens as you were moving in that direction. I'd head further north after staying near Freycinet for a couple of nights. Lots of good fishing at St Helens. :)

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8. Re: November trip to Tasmania

Thanks Luigi. I'll leave it as it is then because I'd hate my husband to miss any fishing opportunities (groan).

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9. Re: November trip to Tasmania

I'm surprised at Tasexplorers comment towards two, obviously very informed contributors! "Smothering"!! Each forum is open to anyone to contribute or add suggesstions. I read every one, but if previous comments are suffiet, from the local advisors, that is fine. I add my extra little bit, if I feel that I can add something for the original post. And as Rob is a new addition to the "expert" advisors, it obviously is because of his localised experienced suggestions.

Rabbit59, you have obviously done your research and have planned a lovely trip around Tassie. Tassie has many things on offer to travellers around every corner, which can be different from the previous one. As you fine tune your itinerary, you will in the end have a fantastic trip around Tassie. I am currently planning our 5th trip for late april ( only 8 days).

My internet has not worked for the past 5 days- hence late response.

Cheer, Carol

Edited: 04 March 2012, 01:25
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10. Re: November trip to Tasmania

Hi Flossy. I have done a bit of research but still much more to do. I too, have visited Tasmania - but quite a few years ago and with three children in tow. I imagine this visit will be a different experience as we go to places we didn't see last time and revisit our favourites from the last holiday. Any tips or advice you or anybody else might like to offer will be greatfully accepted.