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Self Drive, 13 Days - Too Much?

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Self Drive, 13 Days - Too Much?


Below is what our tentative plan looks like. We're planning a trip to Tassy next June in the 3rd and 4th week.

We will pick up our vehicle and move towards Richmond as our first base.

3 Nights - Richmond

Staying at Tara Farmstay. Enjoy the farm, explore Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Park, Mount Wellington.

2 Nights - Coles Bay/Bichero

Drive through Oatlands and visit the Callington Mill on the way to Coles Bay/Bichero. Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay

Penguin Tour at Bicheno.

2 Nights - Launceston

Seahorse World, Platypus house, Cataract Gorge, Harvest Launceston Farmers' Market, explore town

2 Nights - Cradle Mountain/Make St Clair

Will stay on mountain itself. ==> Slightly apprehensive about driving up the mountain in June due to uncertainty over road conditions. I read that there are transfer services from Devonport. Is this recommended if I wish to avoid driving and would there be places I can park the vehicle for 2/3 days?

2 Nights - Hobart

Melita Honey Farm , Trowunna Wildlife Park, Salamanca Market, shopping,

2 Nights - Bruny Island

Will take the vehicle onto the ferry to Bruny Island. Qtn - Does it make sense to go to Bruny Island for 2 nights? Or is 1 enough? Although I saw from the pics it's beautiful, I am not sure what chances are like if we are hoping to spot wildlife. Also, is it too rush to drive back to Hobart for catch a morning flight out?




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1. Re: Self Drive, 13 Days - Too Much?

It's a good, slow-paced plan and you'll enjoy your trip.

You shouldn't have any problems driving to Cradle Mountain. The last hour of the routes through Mole Creek and Sheffield are quite winding, but if that is a concern, the road via Burnie is only slightly longer and is an excellent road. Details in the Top Question on the right of this page.

I think it would be wiser to stay in Hobart overnight before an early morning flight out. Two nights on Bruny should be good.


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Your itinerary looks excellent. I also would suggest staying in Hobart before your early morning flight.

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