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    • bobpayne99's Profile Photo

      Food supplies

      Northampton Apr 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      What stores (Groceries and Butchers) are available in Northampton? Looking at staying a week at Horrocks and keen to see where I can get supplies.

    • Moving to New Zealand

      Sydney Apr 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Hi All,
      I am working in a MNC, now moving to New Zealand, so guys please guide me to make my moving task easy. and suggest me a sydney based international removalists which can move my stuff safe and can give timely delivery.

    • Best Excess Baggage Courier ?

      Sydney Apr 1, 2014 at 3:16 AM

      Hello Guys,
      want to send excess baggage from Australia to India via cargo . please share the experienced and cheap courier and shipment services detail .

    • What places do you recommend taking tourist in Winter my family are coming over in July.

      Perth Mar 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      What places do you recommend taking tourist in Winter my family are coming over in

    • Leeman Western Australia

      Leeman Mar 26, 2014 at 6:43 AM

      Does anyone know what days and times do the crayboats come in and allow people to buy crayfish off the back of their boats?

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      Photography Tour Melbourne

      Melbourne Apr 12, 2014 at 2:36 AM

      We will be travelling to Melbourne in May 2014 and would like to take on a photography tours to the Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles.

      Can anyone recommend a good one ?



    • kid friendly things to do

      Tuross Heads Apr 10, 2014 at 2:00 AM

      kid friendly things to do in and around tuross heads - 9 yr old boy in particular

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      Restaurant in Canberra with kids

      Canberra Apr 9, 2014 at 2:54 AM

      Hi! Going to Canberra next Monday and would like some recommendations for somewhere good to eat...minimum of 4 adults and 6 kids (max up to about 8 adults and 11 kids if everyone can make it). Would love somewhere with a playroom of some sorts. Preferably in the Belconnen area. Thanks in advance! :)

    • Tourist visa

      Australia Apr 3, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      Hello VT members, I am from India and traveled Asian countries only. Now I want to apply for Tourist visa for Australia. This time I and 2 of my friends wants to apply. Agents are really charging very high fee for tourist visa. We can use that fee amount for our air-ticket if we can get our visa our self.

      I check and gone through check list for subclass 600.

      Please let me know if subclass 600 is right visa for me as I want to travel for 2 week. Should I apply for
      visa with my friends together and mention in file out them or we have to apply separately. how to get itinerary
      before getting visa, as if we are booking tickets and hotel then in case visa rejection we ll have great loss.

      I am married and have wife and two kinds they are not accompanying me same is with my friends, they are also going alone. Please help to get visa so that we can have good holiday in AUSTRALIA.


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      Best rail station

      Gold Coast Mar 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      A friend is staying at Fingal Heads south of Tweed. They want to catch the train to the Brisbane airport.Which would would be the best train station for them to use.
      Thanks guys in advance

    • Travel mate - 2-6 May

      Melbourne Mar 23, 2014 at 5:22 AM

      Hi- I will be Melbourne from May 2 to 6. Looking for a traveling buddy. Vegetarians/ vegans preferred.

      I am 32, from Singapore.

      I am hoping to see the great ocean road, trek, cycle and meet new friends to hang out.

      Drop me am email if you are keen. We may be able to work something :)

    • airport shuttles

      Bunbury Apr 6, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      hi, are there any airport shuttles from perth airport to bunbury, im having difficulty locating one

    • self drive tour of uluru and the olgas

      Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) Mar 23, 2014 at 4:59 PM

      Is it possible to drive around the base of Uluru ? Like maybe do a mix of drive and walk around the base.

      I am planning a 2 to 3 days visit in early july, with my 2 young children (8 and 6) and I find it hard to choose between an organised tour, the uluru express shuttle or just hire a car : I am not sure my kids could do the long walks in the time imparted by most of the organized tours but I would like them to do more than watch the sunset and take a photo !

    • Travel options from the airport to Mercure Hotel in Albert Park

      Melbourne Yesterday

      I need a cheap solution to travel from the airport to the Mercure Hotel in Albert Park. My work pays for conference attendance but I need to fork out the travel expenses. thanks

    • Should I rent a campervan or not?

      Byron Bay Apr 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      I'm going to Byron Bay for the Easter weekend, now I can't decide if I should rent a campervan or not? I am going to watch Bluesfest [] but most of the campsites are sold out. I read this blog that mentioned the bluesfest [] so i decided to check out their list of campervans, now I am not sure if it is a wise idea to hire one or just book a hotel. However, I know that most hotels are quite far from the venue. Can anyone help me decide?

    • Toilets & eating houses

      Nimbin Apr 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      What are the public toilet facilities like in town, are there plenty of places to eat, I'm bringing 20 old ladies there this week?

    • Looking for a place to crash in once we arrive!

      Melbourne Apr 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      We are a young married couple, just got granted the PR, and we will be arriving to Melbourne on the 28th 05:30 am , anyone has any idea where can we stay easily without moving too much with our luggage?

    • Driving/staying on Fraser Island

      Fraser Island Mar 27, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      My husband, 3 children and I will be travelling to Queensland in November and would like to go to Fraser Island. We will have a rental car and will be staying on the Sunshine Coast (possibly in Noosa). Can we take our rental car to the island or are we better to walk on the ferry or take an organized tour? Not sure if we should go just for the day or stay overnight? Appreciative of any advice! Thanks!

    • Check and pay the toll

      Melbourne Mar 18, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      we traveled from Brisbaine to Melboure. we can sure that we did pass some toll highway.
      but how can we check and pay the total amount of toll before they send the toll invoice.

    • should i overnight at phillip island?

      Melbourne Mar 31, 2014 at 3:34 AM

      I'm coming to melbourne this june.
      I will stay a night at Lorne after a day on GOR.
      The next day, I'm planning to take a ferry to Mornington and drive to Phillip Island.
      Hoping to catch the penguin parade. My question is, should I spend a night at Phillip Island or is there a nice place to stay nearby as the accomodation cost is quite high?

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      Buying US$ in Australia

      Australia Yesterday

      going to Bali and they recommend Visa is paid in US$.
      1. has anyone paid I another currency? is it that much of a drama to pay in AUD?
      2. where can I get US$ in Aussie land without paying ridiculous exchange rate and fees?
      Last time I did it at the Airport ATM and US$100 cost AUD$120 and that was when it was $1 for $1 exchange rate.
      cross my fingers for a cheap solution.

    • most popular area to stay

      Melbourne Apr 15, 2014 at 7:09 AM

      which is the most popular area to stay as we are planing to come for 4 days

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      Daintree Rainforest Visit with a 1 year old

      State of Queensland Apr 2, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Hi VTers!

      I have been doing a lot of reading on the Daintree Rainforest. Little did I know that there are so many different areas to explore! It seems like these all offers different things to see in the rainforest, but my main concern is that we will have a 1 year old with us. I am trying to determine if there is an area that will be easier for us to visit with him. We will most likely have to carry him. As much as we would like to do a hike through the rainforest, I don't think that will be possible, but we would definitely like to see as much of the environment as we can.

      Cape Tribulation has caught our eye, but the Daintree Discovery Centre and Mossman Gorge Center also sound like they provide good options for traveling with a young child.

      We will have a rental car 4WD. 

      Any help is greatly appreciated!

      Thanks so much, Kimberly


    • About Toll Charges in Queensland

      State of Queensland Apr 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      Is anyone able to advice me on the toll charges in Queensland?
      Will be renting vehicle from Brisbane Airport > Gold Coast (Day 1)
      And from Gold Coast > Sunshine Coast (Day 7)
      Sunshine Coast > Brisbane Airport (Day 10)

      As I am comparing 2 car rental pricing.
      AUD837 (Toll charges to be charge direct to my credit card) vs AUD1,037 (inclusive Toll Charges)
      Which deal is a better offer with all other criteria the same.

    • i would like to know more about macchu picchu.

      Australia Mar 31, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      Hi guys, my name is toshi, i am from japan and Just starting to plan a potential MP trip in May this year. We would fly in to Cuzcu thru Lima, and then would like to take the train to get to MP (already checked Inca Rail which is available).

      Does anyone have any suggestions on how many days to spend in MP before taking the train back? Also how long does it take to hike up to the top? We don't want to hike down the trail (which is why we are taking the train), but what is the remaining route to reach MP?

      Thanks for the help in advance!

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      Port Arthur day tour or ghost tour?

      by dyah.ES Online Now Dec 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      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


      4 Answers Dec 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM
    • Buy a new car

      by Nallayak Online Now Nov 24, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      can a tourist legally buy and register a new car in Hobart, Tasmania ?

      4 Answers Nov 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM
    • Car Rental

      by bebecathy Online Now Sep 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

      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.
      Thank You

      3 Answers Sep 24, 2013 at 2:42 AM
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      Pubs & stuff

      by expatbangkok Online Now Aug 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      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

      5 Answers Sep 7, 2013 at 4:03 AM
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      Car Rental

      by WoodyPoon Online Now Jul 14, 2013 at 2:16 AM

      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

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 5:57 AM
    • Driving holiday Tasmania

      by trishalambi Online Now Jun 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      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

      7 Answers Jun 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM
    • itinerary for 4 nights in tassie

      by asawari Online Now Aug 17, 2012 at 4:35 AM

      me & my hubby (age 30yrs.)
      I will be traveling to Hobart for 4 nights. 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?

      5 Answers Aug 18, 2012 at 12:56 AM
    • Snow close to Hobart

      by Kirra1 Online Now May 12, 2011 at 5:02 PM

      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

      5 Answers Dec 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM
    • By car

      by fabiano1987 Online Now Mar 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM

      I want to travel in Tassie by car, but how can I transport my car from Melbourne to Hobart? And how much is it?

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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      Launceston or Hobart -- where's a good start?

      by volarevolare Online Now Feb 19, 2011 at 1:21 AM

      Hi there,

      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! ;)


      10 Answers Mar 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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      New Years

      by stanrubin Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 4:05 PM

      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???



      4 Answers Aug 15, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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      Bellerive Youth Hostel

      by clank007 Online Now Jul 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM

      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?

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM
    • Bringing in Fruits

      by MIKO02 Online Now Apr 29, 2010 at 1:26 AM

      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.

      5 Answers Apr 30, 2010 at 2:25 AM
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      Driving around Hobart

      by RTritz Online Now Apr 18, 2010 at 4:41 PM

      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.

      9 Answers Apr 27, 2010 at 2:07 PM
    • Hobart in 5 days

      by ktluu78 Online Now Oct 10, 2009 at 11:30 PM

      hi guys,

      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.

      9 Answers Oct 16, 2009 at 3:48 PM
    • Travel Time

      by gillaputha Online Now Sep 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM

      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! :)

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2009 at 11:37 PM
    • Tassie in August

      by meru Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 8:57 PM

      Hi forum

      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.
      Thank you!!

      9 Answers Jun 19, 2009 at 5:23 AM
    • Motorhome Parking

      by bjkilburn Online Now Mar 12, 2009 at 4:12 AM


      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?

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2009 at 2:18 AM
    • Cruise ships (Celebrity)

      by laun45 Online Now Feb 5, 2009 at 10:04 PM

      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

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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      help with itinerary

      by adelaidean Online Now Nov 19, 2008 at 1:48 PM

      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.

      17 Answers Nov 25, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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      Port Arthur Enquiry

      by swdke Online Now Sep 23, 2008 at 11:02 AM

      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
      Audio 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.

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Oct 3, 2008 at 5:46 AM
    • Tasmania for 6 days

      by AskUhor Online Now Sep 16, 2008 at 11:48 PM

      Hi there,

      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?


      5 Answers Sep 20, 2008 at 7:41 AM
    • Cost of Driving in Hobart (round trip)

      by SFAZI Online Now Sep 10, 2008 at 10:09 AM


      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.


      2 Answers Sep 19, 2008 at 11:20 PM
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      longterm airport parking

      by margsch Online Now Jun 14, 2008 at 4:31 PM

      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?

    • Traveling To Hobart....

      by Wolfette Online Now Jun 14, 2008 at 4:46 AM


      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

      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.

      Cheers Toni

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2008 at 3:53 AM
    • Shuttle to Richmond from Hobart

      by nech56 Online Now Jun 2, 2008 at 3:39 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2008 at 6:49 AM
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      name of Baker

      by margsch Online Now Apr 26, 2008 at 9:01 AM

      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.

    • Re: Accomodations

      by lifemoveon Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 2:37 AM

      Hi all,

      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.

      Thank you.

      Best regards.

      4 Answers Mar 1, 2008 at 6:23 AM
    • Re: Questions on trip to Tasmania

      by lifemoveon Online Now Feb 27, 2008 at 8:28 AM

      Hi all,

      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
      Mount Wellington
      Salamanca Market

      Day 3
      Port Arthur

      Day 4
      Cradle Mountain

      Day 5
      Gordon River

      Day 6 - 7

      Day 8
      Wine Glass Bay

      Day 9
      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?


      5 Answers Mar 3, 2008 at 3:47 AM
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      Hobart, Tasmania, need Itinerary Help

      by swdke Online Now Jan 7, 2008 at 1:59 PM

      I am thinking of visiting Hobart, Tasmania, and have only 2 nights. Arrive 10:00 am on a Monday, and depart at 8 am two nights later on a Wednesday. I read that Tasmania is great to visit, but to be honest, I am not sure what to see and do. I am looking for a suggested itinerary, or what to do, where to go logistically, given the short time frame as as described above. Will be traveling in November. I look forward to your help. Thank you.

      6 Answers Jan 27, 2008 at 5:22 AM