I posted my 6-day itinerary on Mar 18 and was told that it's quite unlikely to cover all the beautiful places along the east coast.
I will extend my itinerary by another 1 day with 7 days in Tassie and balance of 3 days in Melbourne.
I read with great interest on the message posted by Ravi on Mar 25 on 4 Day Tassie itinerary and the answers given by Luigi in particular. May be my family and I will go by "Spirit of Tassie" and start our journey from Devonport to Hobart (picking up our car at 9am) and then travel along the east coast and depart at Launcester.
I understand very well that it will be very taxing if I have a short tour at Cradle Mountain and then travel straight to Hobart via the Midland Highway and of course we will stop at Ross and Oatland for a while. From the info I gathered, it takes about 1hr 30 mins fr Devonport to Cradle Mountain and another 4 to 5 hrs drive from Cradle Mountain to Hobart. OR shall I put up a night at Deleorain or somewhere along the way and proceed my journey to Hobart in the next morning? Your advice is greatly appreciated here. Taking into consideration that my family and I will spend about 2 to 3 hours in Cradle Mountain and furthermore, it's my first self driving in foreign country.
If I were to put up a night at Deleoraine or suggested town, my suggested itinerary shall be as follows:
Day 1 Nov 18: Devonport - Cradle Mountain 88km 1hr 30mins - overnight at Deleoriane (Please advise if there is other better town to stay)
Day 2 Nov 19: Deleoraine - Hobart 231 km 2hrs 30mins (Expect to reach Hobart before noon) and have a half day tour in Hobart - may consider taking a 3-hr half day sightseeing coach tram tour. Stay at Hobart.
Day 3 Nov 20 :Bruny Island (Full day and self drive. Checked with Bargain Car Rental and confirmed that the insurance covers Bruny Island and Bruny Ferry) Stay at Hobart.
Day 5 Nov 22: Sorell to Coles Bay 167 km (2 hrs) Freycinet National Park (Full day) Stay at Coles Bay or ?. Please advise. Is it better to stay at Bicheno?
Day 6 Nov 23: Coles Bay to St Helens 114 km (1 1/2 hrs) Bay of Fires and then proceed from St Helens to Launcheston via Scottsdale 163 km (2hrs 20 mins). On the way, see St Columbia Falls and carved memorial trees at Legerwood. Stay at Launcheston
Day 7 Nov 24: Leave for Melbourne after breakfast or lunch.
Your advice on my itinerary is greatly appreciated and if it goes well, I will come back for accommodation. Thank you very much and have a nice day.