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Is this itinery ok - 12 nights in Tasmania - Family holiday

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Is this itinery ok - 12 nights in Tasmania - Family holiday

Hi allB

I have been reading many forum posts and have nuted out what I think is an ok trip for a family of six (2 adults, kids aged 6,4,2 and four months).

We have 12 nights in lovely Tasmania.

Hobart - 3 nights

MONA, Mt Wellington, Baraong Sanctuary, Battery Point, Harbour cruise, Richmond day trip

Launceston - 2 nights

Cataract Gorge

City Park

Sheffield

?Day trip to Tamar Valley?

?Mole Creek - Marakoopa Cave (glow worms) - on the way to Cradle??

Cradle Mountain - 2 nights

Staying at Granary near Tasmazia

Dove Lake Walk, Enchanted Wood walk, Tasmazia

?Strahan? - i night

Is it worth staying to do a penguin tour?? or miss altogether given railway no longer operates?

?? Other places to visit suitable for small children?

OR

?Queenstown - 1 night

WOuld love to do the Wilderness Railway assuming it is up and running (website says running from 6th of Jan)

Nelson Falls (ok for kids?)

?Franklin River walk

Derwent Bridge - 1 night

Wall of wilderness

Lake St Clair boat cruise

Huon Valley - 2 nights

Staying at a farm stay near Cygnet

Tahune Airwalk

?Bruny Island Cruise?? ???Too much for kids???

??Wineries

Relaxing!!!

Hobart - 1 night

Salamanca markets (Saturday)

??Other suggestions

Return rental car etc

Early flight back to Perth next morning

Would appreciate any feedback esp advice for places to stay/stop/break up travel from Cradle Mountain back to Hobart/Huon Valley. Trying to keep driving legs short for the kids (and our sanity).

Thank you!

Kathryn :-)

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1. Re: Is this itinery ok - 12 nights in Tasmania - Family holiday

If you want to visit Tamar Valley attractions, you should do that from Launceston; not Sheffield.

The Wilderness railway is operating from 6th January, but only from Queenstown to the half way point (Dubbil Barril) and back to Queenstown. I think it will be quite a while before it is operating from Strahan.

The shorter drive from Cradle to Hobart is through Mole Creek and Deloraine, then down the A1 highway. That gives you many towns to choose from to stop at. Unfortunately, you'd miss the train and the Wall in the Wilderness.

The walks to Nelson Falls and Franklin River lookout are meant for kids.

The youngest child may be too small for the Bruny Island fast boat trip.

Use the "Hotels" tab on the top green bar to find accomodation in each location you wish to stay.

And have a good browse through the Top Questions on the Hobart and Launceston forum pages as well as this one. There is, for example, a question on where to find penguins.

Luigi

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