I spent a week in Tasmania more than two decades ago and I'm looking forward to another trip to the Island, a longer one this time. Southwest NP looks very interesting and I'm sure some of you have explored it. It seems that the only way to reach Mt. Solitary is by boat. Is there a boat service to the island ? is camping allowed on it ?
I am thinking to take Port Arthur ghost tour, but my husband want both day tour and ghost tour
I am afraid there will be some kind of overlapping if we do both since the location is the same
Is anyone has experience on both? Will it be overlapping experience if we take both?
If we have to choose which one is better?
Big thanks in advance
can a tourist legally buy and register a new car in Hobart, Tasmania ?
Hello.I will be visiting Hobart on November for 3 days and planning to rent a car.Any suggestions any affordable company? I am a Malaysian international student, and can I actually drive using my Malaysian license? And how many people can the car fir in- small car for example suzuki swift etc. Cause I've checked on a few company, it seems like it can only fit in 4 adults?why is it so?Isn't it supposed to be 5 people in a car?Please advice.
What are the best pubs to visit in Hobart? Any that brew beer on the premises? Also, what is there to do in the middle of August? Cheers
We are planning to fly to Hobart early August and planning to stay there for four nights. We plan to drive around Tasmania but do not know which car rental to use. Which is the recommended car company? Is it advisable to book the car online or book while in Hobart? Thanks
We are a family of four - 2 kids aged 17 and 14 and are looking at touring Tassie in December. We were thinking of hiring a motorhome but are now considering hiring a car and booking accommodation. My question is: is it better to stay in a central location or locations and do day trips or are we better to drive to the next town and stay? Any itinerary suggestions would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Trisha
me & my hubby (age 30yrs.)
I will be traveling to Hobart for 4 nights. pls.help me to plan my itinerary
is rent a car compulsory or public transport is ok?
my interest is in Photography, so pls suggest me some places.
i m pure vegetarian,can i get veg. food in Tassie?
Hi Iam travelling to Hobart for a few days in the first week of August, my grandchildren just want to play in the snow, can anyone tell me if Mt Wellington would have snow or where would be closet point from Hobart to play in the snow Thanks
I want to travel in Tassie by car, but how can I transport my car from Melbourne to Hobart? And how much is it?
Am planning a trip to Tassie in Mar and need some advice.
Possible 6D5N or 7D6N itineraries:
1. Melbourne to Launceston --> Cradle Mountain --> Strahan --> Hobart
2. Hobart --> Freycinet --> Launceston
I am travelling with a group of elderly folk in their 60s and some younger people in their 30s.
Would appreciate some recommendations on which is a better itinerary with options to:
a. See beautiful scenery
b. Taste good food and natural produce
c. Do a spot of shopping
d. Soak in some history
e. Engage in some interesting activities
Thanks a bunch in advance for your help! ;)
Arriving the 29th of December for four nights. Just reserved a room at Wrest Point Hotel, one of the few available in all of Hobart. I didn't do as much due diligence as usual and wonder if the location is OK and is Hobart as great as billed over new years???
I am planning a remeniscing type trip to Australia and part of that is to return to the stunning town of Hobart in Tasmania.
16 years ago I stayed at the Bellerive YHA on King Street in Bellerive and made very good friends there with the 80 year old manager - Bill Tomlinson.
He was an ex pat who emmigrated to Australia for £10 in the fifties.
I realise he is likely to have passed away now, but does anyone know if the Youth Hostel is still there as I cant find it online?
Will be in Hobart from 12 - 19Nov 2010. Are fruits allowed from the Hobart airport to Melbourne. Need to catch the plane back to Malaysia from Melbourne.
We are planning to be in Hobart for 6 days the middle of May. I booked a hotel in Hobart with the idea that we would use this as a base and travel to sites each day. Bad idea? We are planning on renting a car. Should we rent a car before arriving in Hobart? Should we rent from a national company or local? Suggestions are welcome. We will be in Australia starting May 3 so we could rent a car once we get to Australia if that is a better idea than renting one before we leave home. We are 60 years old and although I love to walk everywhere, my husband doesn't. He's not going to want to trek up mountains or through the wilderness. Any suggestions for what we must see. Thanks.
I will be traveling to Hobart for 5 nights (24-29 Oct) and looking for advice/suggestions to get the best out of the trip. I have done a bit of research on the internet and there seem to be many things to do in Hobart. How many days do you think i should spend on seeing the city itself? I am thinking of having a look at the Salamacan place, Mt. Wellington, Royal Botanic garden. any other suggestions?
I would really love to visit the Tarhune airwalk, Port Arthur and going on one of the cruises. The problem is i cant rent a car because I havent got a full australian license or equivalent. Is it possible to visit Port Arthur and Tarhune airwalk with public transport / coaches. I did look at the guided tours and they seem a bit pricey.
any advice/ suggestion is very much appreciated.
Hey! Could somebody please tell me how long it takes to travel from Regent St (Sandy Bay) to Moonah by bus? If you can mention a maximum time, it's appreciated! :)
Do you recommend travelling around the east coast or west coast during August? Plan to rent car to travel around but being winter what's the roads condition like? I'll be flying into Hobart midweek and out of Hobart on the weekend.
we will be visiting Hobart this month in a six berth motorhome. Can anyone advise where to park in the city to enable us to go to Salamnaca Markets?
where do the cruise ships come in at?? how far is it fromThe Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre ?? how can u get there?? how long would it take?? and how much?? ty so much appreciate your help. mary
Hi guys. I have been lurking the net, and found flights to Hobart for22.00.
I have always wanted to go to Tasmania, but have no idea where to start with our itinerary. We are gone for 7 nights next May...Any help...we will hire a car.
Hi, I have a question regarding the Port Arthur Gold Pass option. I see that the Gold Pass covers "everything." I only have 1 day, but I am interested in doing everything that the Gold Pass covers.
Here's what the Gold Pass offers per the Port Arthure website:
Access to more than thirty historic buildings, ruins and gardens
Introduction to Port Arthur walking tou
Isle of the Dead tour (incorporating a Harbour Cruise)
Point Puer tour
Lunch on-site at the Museum Coffee Shop or Port Café
Morning and afternoon tea
In order to do all these activities, how many hours do I need to allocate for my one day? Or, what time do I need to arrive, or what is a good time to arrive, to begin seeing/doing all the Gold Pass options, and about what time in the afternoon can I expect to complete my day?
The reason I request this information is because I only have the one day, I like the Gold Pass options, I'll be driving from Hobart, and I need to figure what time I need to depart Hobart, and about what time can I expect to be back at hobart.
I'm planning to stay 2 nights in Launceston + 3 nights in Hobart visiting the following places:
1) Launceston - take chairlift across Cataract Gorge,
2) Tamar River
3) Penny Royal World and the Waverley Woollen Mills.
4) Cradle Mountain Walk - local tour
5) Hobart - Battery Point, Salamanca Place
6) Mt Wellington
7) Cascade Brewery
8) Derwent River
9) Cadbury chocolate factory
10) Huon Valley - Local tour
Is there any local public transporation for backpackers that covers any of the places that I've mentioned? Can I have the exact bus number and link for reference?
I'll be travelling to Hobart in early Nov 08.
Intention is to rent a car for 5 days, travelling from Hobart - Freycinet - Launceston - Cradle Mt - Strahan - Hobart. I'm worried about the total cost of petrol. Thinking of renting 1.3-1.5l car.
Could you guys advise of the estimated cost of petrol for the entire round trip?
Any suggestion for car rental companies? I checkout "Budget", Hyundai getz cost about 230+ for 5 days.
Hi there from South Aus., I will be working in Tasmania for several months but plan on flying back to Adelaide now and then. I have read the website about the airport but am a little confused about booking the car in for longterm, say a week. Can I drive into the undercover capark and just pay when I return for my car or is it necessary to book the car in for that length of time? Is payment on a machine or do you pay a person when departing?
I'm new to these forums so I'm hoping someone from Hobart is reading here.
I'm traveling to Hobart on the 9th of July, first time visitor, so I will feel like a total tourist...lol.
I am staying at Port Arthur on the first night then heading back to Hobart to spend the last 4 nights in Fern Tree. So I'm wondering how cold does it get in Fern Tree?
I had a lady say that it snows there...Is that true?
And is there any snow on Mt Wellington yet?
Ok back to being a tourist and all, good places to visit?? Any Thoughts?
And nice reasonable places to eat, you know...somewhere where the locals go for a good feed.
I will have a rental car, so traveling to places is no drama.
Please any comments or suggestions would be great.
How much is the shuttle and how often does it run? Can you get around Hobart easily without a car? If I want to also see muse3ums and the town sites is one day enough? We are coming in winter.
Am temporarily working in Tas West Coast and bought some delicious apple spice cake from a caravan stall with German breads and cake at the Salamanca market. The stall is down the far end i.e. facing away from the city centre. Does anyone know who runs this bakery as I would kill for the recipe of the apple cake. They sell it by the piece.
Thanks for your kind comments.
I have booked a trip to Tasmania from 10th April - 20th April.
Should I book all the accomodations prior to the trip? Would the internet rates be competitive compared to the walk in rates?
I served the net and saw that innkeepers accomodation cost about A$120 per night. Is that the best rates available?
Hope for more advice as I'm traveling on a budget.
Hope to ask some advice from everyone here.
I am planning a trip to Tasmania in April this year. From my internet research, the following is my proposed itinery:
Day 1 – 2
Day 6 - 7
Wine Glass Bay
Back to Hobart
May I ask if the plans above are too ambitious? Or too relaxed? Are there any 'must go' attractions that I missed out?
Would you have any recommended motels to stay at the various locations? Any good restaurants to dine at?
Also, I would like to know if its cheaper to rent a car in Tasmania or Melborne?