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      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.

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      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.

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    • 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 .

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    • 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
      July.

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    • 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?
      Thanks

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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 ?

      Thanks

      Wasti

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    • 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! :)

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    • 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 Immi.gov.au 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

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    • 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 :)

      Royteosg@gmail.com

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    • bus phone number

      Hamilton Island Apr 18, 2014 at 2:50 PM

      Hi

      What is the phone number for us getting a bus from hamilton island airport to the marina

      Regards

      Michele

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    • Living in Port Douglas

      Port Douglas Apr 18, 2014 at 4:51 AM

      Hi, there is a possibility myself and my family will be moving to Port Douglas. I will start by saying it looks stunningly beautiful there. My concern is the wildlife - crocodiles, snakes etc? May sound far fetched - sorry, but where I will be coming from we have no crocodiles, tree snakes etc. Can I expect to see a lot of crocodiles, snakes, frogs etc? and will I see any or many in my house / yard?

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    • 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

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    • self drive tour of uluru and the olgas

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

      Hello
      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 !

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

      Melbourne Apr 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

      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

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    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

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    • 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 [http://www.bluesfest.com.au/] but most of the campsites are sold out. I read this blog that mentioned the bluesfest [blog.vroomvroomvroom.com/201...] 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?

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    • should i overnight at phillip island?

      Melbourne Mar 31, 2014 at 3:34 AM

      Hi,
      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 Apr 16, 2014 at 12:25 AM

      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.

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    • 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

       

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    • 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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    • 6-berth Motorhome with Shower & Toilet rental

      Launceston Mar 17, 2014 at 2:28 AM

      Hi, we are 6 people from oversea planning to visit Tasmania on Nov. We are going to rent a motorhome for a 12 days trip, any kindly suggestion of good rental company for it? Thank you very much!

      Carol

      5 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 7:36 AM
    • Waterfalls

      Devonport Feb 7, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      Location of waterfalls between Devonport and Launceston?

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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      Port Arthur day tour or ghost tour?

      Hobart Dec 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Hi,
      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

      Dyah

      4 Answers Dec 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM
    • Trip suggestions/tips/things to see & do in Tasmania for 22 days during December2013 & January2014

      Tasmania Dec 9, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      Trip Suggestions/tips/ advice/ things to see & do for the following itinerary will be much appreciated:

      I am not really keen to visit a zoo/animal park, adventure rides/adrenaline challenges, hiking/(bush)walking too long (i.e. greater than 10-12 km return) trails.
      I do enjoy nature, bit of museum visits, visiting historic sites & learning/cultural centres, gentle hiking,(bush)walking upto 10km, visiting small towns & cities, wineries, eateries, beaches, short climbs, scenic drives.

      A)Day 1, 2 &3: In & around Hobart & day trips from Hobart.

      B)Day 4: Bruny Island but can’t take my 2 wheel drive to Bruny because of many unsealed roads.

      C)Day 5: Port Arthur

      D) Day 6: Bronte Park Village, around Derwent Bridge Area

      E) Day 7: Strahan

      F) Day 8 & 9: Tullah(visit attractions like Cradle Mountain, Leven Canyon & Mole Creek Caves?? with Tullah as base)

      G) Day 10: Stanley (not planning to take the Arthur River Cruise)

      H) Day 11: Devonport & on the way see Burnie

      I) Day 12: George Town

      J) Day 13 & 14: St Helens, Bay of fire

      K) Day 15 & 16: Coles Bay, Freycinet Peninsula

      L) Day 17: Bicheno
      Any possibility to see Ross,Cambeltown, EvanDale on route during this time?

      M) Day 18: Deloraine

      N) Day 19,20, 21 & half of Day22: In & around Launceston & day trips from Launceston

      Thanks for your suggestions/tips/ advice.

      4 Answers Jan 22, 2014 at 4:21 PM
    • Buy a new car

      Hobart 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
    • travelling with kids

      Tasmania Nov 10, 2013 at 3:50 AM

      things to do and see in southern or southeast Tasmania November 2013 whilst on holidays travelling with 2 and 5 year olds

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 11:31 AM
    • Hyundai Getz Auto(1.3L engine) in mountainous(with steep slopes) roads in Tasmania

      State of Tasmania Oct 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      Will Hyundai Getz Auto with a 1.3L engine be fine to drive in the mountainous(with steep slopes) roads & hilly touristy attractions/spots in Tasmania? I am planning to rent this car for a 21 day trip to all the major tourist attractions in Tasmania.

      11 Answers Nov 1, 2013 at 6:17 AM
    • Transport Launceston to Bridport

      Tasmania Oct 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      How do I get from Launceston Airport to Bridport to catch the boat to Flinders Island? Thanks

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM
    • Local transport options

      Port Arthur Oct 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      we are coming into Port Arthur on a cruise ship in December just for a day and would prefer not to use their exorbitantly expensive shore excursions. Are there any car rental firms or public transport we could use to transport us from the historic site out to the mines or to devils kitchen etc. We are a group of 13.

      14 Answers Dec 13, 2013 at 9:06 AM
    • Car Rental

      Hobart 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
    • Travel from Launceston

      Launceston Aug 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      How can I travel from Launceston to Sheffield?

      8 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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      Pubs & stuff

      Hobart 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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      Strahan vs Mount wilderness

      Tasmania Jul 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      Hi,
      We plan to drive around Tasmania startiong from Hobart. One of the itinerary suggested by travel agent is stay 1 night in Strahan and 2 nights Mount Wilderness ( ? not sure the name, somewhe around the park)
      My husband think maybe better 2 days in Strahan instead, but I browsed about those places looks like more to do in Mount Wilderness.
      Anyone has any experiences? We'll travel around X'mast
      Big thanks as always

      4 Answers Aug 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM
    • Travel company

      Tasmania Jul 16, 2013 at 6:56 PM

      Thinking of booking Spirit of Tasmania through Travel With A Cause Inc, are they a reliable company?

      Thankyou....Carol

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2013 at 7:39 PM
    • How intrusive are quarantine searches

      State of Tasmania Jul 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM

      How intrusive are quarantine searches?

      3 Answers Aug 1, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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      Car Rental

      Hobart 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
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      Port Arthur After Dark pass

      State of Tasmania Jul 7, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      Hi,
      Does anyone know if the After Dark pass allows for late afternoon entrance to the site before it closes? I tried emailing the reservations department to ask, and no answer as of yet. We really want to do a ghost tour and see the site, but we have limited time and trying to get the most bag for our buck.

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2013 at 2:37 AM
    • Driving holiday Tasmania

      Hobart 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
    • Coles Bay & Wineglass bay activities

      Will be driving (2.5hr) from Richmond to Coles Bay first thing in morning. Plan to do the 3hr Kayak Paddle or Oyster Paddle. Any recommendation between the two? Also want to visit Wineglass Bay. Can we fit all these in 1 day and leave around 7pm because we have to drive 3,5hr to Sheffield to sleep there. Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Feb 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM
    • How to plan 1/2 day in Cradle Mountain

      Dear Fellow Travellers,

      Need advise on how to plan 1/2day in Cradle Mountain. Will be driving from AAA Granary in Sheffield first thing in morning. Can only spend 1/2 day due to flight out of Launceston at 6pm Can we pack in 1 more activity in Launceston before our flight? If so any recommendation?

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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      Where to Stay in Tasmania

      State of Tasmania Feb 23, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      Hello - I'm starting to plan a trip to Australia & New Zealand next year and I'm contemplating a month+ stay in Tasmania. I'm planning on a lot of cycling/hiking and wonder if anyone has any recommendations for which of the larger cities would be best to use as a base of operations. I'd like to see as much of the island as I can but also want to 'settle' in one place for a majority of the time. The main criteria I'm weighing are - 1) access to the most varied terrain..nice roads in the hills are a big plus, 2) the most economical place to stay for a month or two...thinking Hobart would be the most expensive?, 3) Spring or Fall? I'll be in NZ from Dec. - Feb. and from what I've read on this site I'm thinking march/april in Tasmania would be a better bet in terms of the weather than october/november. Am I correct in assuming this?

      I know these questions quite broad but I'd be quite grateful for any thoughts or suggestions. Cheers!

      7 Answers Feb 24, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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      Five days in Tasmania in mid-Feb

      State of Tasmania Jan 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      Hello, my wife and I have 5 nights in Tasmania at the end of a two week trip that will start in Sydney. We are flying into Launceston and planning to spend two nights on the East Coast then to Hobart for the last three nights. I'm looking for recommendations for the East Coast time. There are a number of cottages and inns in Swansea, and a few places in Coles Bay. We want to do the kayaking at Freycinet, but haven't had much luck finding lodging near Coles Bay and Freycinet. The Lodge and Sapphire are a bit pricey - at least the Sapphire is. The Swansea options are reasonable, and some are right on the water. Piedmont Resort and Wagner's look nice. How far is it from Swansea to the Freycinet NP and the Wineglass Bay? We will have a car.

      Also, I see a ton of photos of glorious beaches, but I never see anyone in the water. Is the water that cold, or are the currents treacherous, etc?

      We're celebrating my wife's 50th, so I want to do the best planning I can. Any suggestions you have are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all of your help.

      Thank You, Phil

      13 Answers Feb 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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      Driving tour of the island at Easter

      State of Tasmania Jan 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Hi,

      We are planning a trip to Tasmania this Easter, and would like some feedback on what we are planning, or what we may be missing.

      The itinerary I have come up with is something like this:
      Day one - fly into Launceston in the evening
      Day two - Launceston/North Coast (Devonport/Penguin/Burnie)
      Day three - Drive down the East Coast to Triabunna/Orford
      Day four - Hobart for Salamanca Markets, city tour, etc (that'll be a Saturday)
      Day five - Port Arthur
      Day six - Hobart, maybe Mount wellington

      Is there anything on the list that isn't worth doing, or anything not on the list we definitely need to do? Have we allowed long enough for each thing? I haven't really checked out what to do along the way, other than Wineglass Bay, what about things to do/see in Hobart?

      We like history, food, drink, great views and we don't mid walking.

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Jan 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM
    • cradle mountain

      State of Tasmania Nov 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      I'm planning a short winter trip to Tasmania, 2 nights in Stanley, and 3 nights in Cradle Mountain in early August.
      Is the Cradle Mountain bit crazy?? Could we be snowed in?? Perhaps 3 nights in Stanley and 2 in Cradle?
      Any advice?
      Thanks.

      2 Answers Nov 12, 2012 at 5:08 AM
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      3 days suggestions for tasmania

      Tasmania Nov 5, 2012 at 11:44 PM

      We have only 3 days in tasmania. What should we prioritise and do?

      And my sister may stay longer. What do you suggest to her : stay longer in tasmania or go to new zealand ?

      6 Answers Nov 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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      12 day Tour of Tasmania

      State of Tasmania Oct 22, 2012 at 5:45 AM

      Due to the unavailability of the campervan, We are now hiring a small car. As we are travelling in a very busy time we have booked the accommodation for our time there.First two nights in Strahan,next two nights in Tullah, then two nights in Burnie, two nights in St. Helens, one night in Swansea, and the last three nights in Hobart.Could any member recommend places to visit in these particular areas.I will be very grateful for any imput and advice you can give me. Cheers Angela.

      8 Answers Nov 4, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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      Tasmanian trip

      State of Tasmania Oct 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM

      Hi, My husband and I are planning our holiday to Tasmania arriving at midday on the 31st of December in Hobart and flying out of Hobart on the 12th of January in the afternoon. We are hiring a small camper van for the 12 nights, and our plan is to do a round trip, across Tasmania, visiting the west coast, central north coast northeast coast. As part of our itinerary we would like to visit wilderness areas and other significant places of interest. We would prefer to stay in free or low cost camping areas with shower and toilet facilities where possible. We would be extremely grateful for any itinerary input or suggestions you can give us, as neither of us have been there before. Thank you for any and all assistance. Angela

      7 Answers Oct 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM
    • itinerary for 4 nights in tassie

      Hobart Aug 17, 2012 at 4:35 AM

      hi,
      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?

      5 Answers Aug 18, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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      Proposed 6 Day Itinerary for November 2012

      State of Tasmania Jul 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM

      Hi There,
      I seeking opinions from VT members regarding a itinerary Ive put together for a 6day trip to Tassie mid November 2012. You may notice an absence of the East Coast - thats because Ive already done that side on a previous trip.

      Not knowing where i want to/need to spend my lion share of time, im interested in hearing people's opinions on how ive cut up my time.


      DAY 1:
      LAUNCESTON >>> (OPTIONAL * OR **) >>> SHEFFIELD (92.0 km – about 1 hour 7 mins) >>> CRADLE MOUNTAIN (63.2 km – about 1 hour 8 mins)
      *CHRISTMAS HILLS RASPBERRY FARM - 9 Christmas Hills Rd, Elizabeth Town
      **ASHGROVE CHEESE FARM - 6173 Bass Highway Elizabeth Town TAS 7304
      TOTAL: 155 km, 2 hours 15 mins

      DAY2:
      CRADLE MOUNTAIN >>> STRAHAN (147 km – about 2 hours 11 mins) >>> QUEENSTOWN (40.6 km – about 37 mins)
      TOTAL: 188 km, 2 hours 49 mins

      DAY 3:
      QUEENSTOWN >>> HOBART (260 km, 3 hours 28 mins) (afternoon arrival)
      TOTAL: 260 km, 3 hours 28 mins

      DAY 4:
      HOBART >>> PORT ARTHUR (95.3 km, 1 hour 20 mins) (afternoon arrival)
      TOTAL: 95.3 km, 1 hour 20 mins

      DAY 5:
      PORT ARTHUR >>>RICHMOND (82.2 km – about 1 hour 8 mins) >>> LAUNCESTON (172 km – about 2 hours 4 mins) (late afternoon arrival)
      TOTAL: 254 km, 3 hours 12 mins

      DAY 6:
      EXPLORING LAUNCESTON >>> LAUNCESTON AIRPORT (14.8 km, 15 mins)
      TOTAL: 14.8 km, 15 mins

      Thanks

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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      Best location for viewing Penguins?

      State of Tasmania Jul 15, 2012 at 3:51 AM

      Ive read alot literature regarding where to see Penguins in Tasmania, but of all the places, which is the best?? That is, you see the most penguins? For those that require payment, which represents best value?

      Ive been told the following places are a consideration;

      At Penguin (of course!) on the north west coast, penguins come ashore even near the main township. Penguin Point Fairy Penguin Tours conduct nightly tours (except Saturday) from September to March. Bookings are essential. Phone (03) 6437 2590

      At Point Sorell near Port Sorell one can often catch sight of little penguins scampering up the beach.

      At Low Head near George Town, there are nightly tours from the Coastal Reserve.

      At Lillico Beach near Devonport penguins can be seen at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. There is a viewing platform about 4 kms east of the Forth River off the Bass Highway. The Friends of Lillico Penguins provide a free guiding interpretation service throughout the breeding season.

      At Stanley, you can book a tour at the Brown Dog or the Stanley Hotel, or you can take yourself to the area between the cemetery and the sea and look out for them at dusk. Just observe the above rules.

      At Bicheno, Bicheno Penguin Tours runs the biggest nightly tour. It runs all year, but penguin numbers are higher during the summer season.

      At Bruny Island, penguins are common on the beach along the isthmus joining North and South Bruny. Please take care if driving on the road along the isthmus at night.

      At Burnie, you can see penguins in the early evening on many of the nearby beaches. The Little Penguin Observation Centre is on Parsonage Point at the western end of west Beach in the cityb centre.

      On the west coast at Strahan, you could do the Bonnet Island Experience tour or, if you're on a budget, take a dusk trip to the southern end of Ocean Beach.

      If someone could advise, id be greatful! We are travelling in November 2012.

      4 Answers Oct 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM