My husband and I are are planning a short holiday (6 days) to Tassie in early January. We plan to stay in various hotels in Hobart. Could anyone please advise if you think it's worth hiring a car during that time or can we walk to most tourist destinations? We want to visit nice wineries and maybe do a few hiking trails. We are open to booking into a few tours if there are any decent ones??
Any advice is much appreciated! :-) Jackie
Hi everyone I have a question about public transportation in Tasmania. Is it possible to travel by bus, because I dont have a driverslicense. Or is it to hard to travel on the island with a bus?
Has anyone ever tented in Tasmania, I would like to know if it is safe enough to camp in a tent? ie from animals, weather etc.What do people recommend? Thanks
Hi there folks
I have just received a job offer from UTAS. In making my decision to move, I wondered if anyone could give me some pros and cons of living in Hobart specifically and Tasmania in general. If there are any Scots out there who have done this already - I would particularly love to hear from you! I really want to take the leap and have an exciting adventure, but I have never lived outside of the UK before and so I am slightly terrified...
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Visiting Port Arthur on cruise ship..
If I walk from the historic site to Point Puer...can I get access to the boys prison site or is it blocked off for tours only
We are a family of four and we will be arriving Hobart Airport on 25 Dec 11PM. I am looking to reserve hotel rooms either near airport or at the city centre.
1) Will there be taxi working on christmas night? 11:30PM?
2) I am not sure if we should walk to the nearest hotel from the airport (collect car rental from airport next morning) or take a taxi to city centre near Market Place and rent a car from Avis.
Appreciate your advice.
How much is the bus fare from Launceston to St Helens?? Which is the best bus service?
i've been very ambitious planning my 4 days to Hobart and i'm realizing what i want to do won't all fit.
Of these 4 day trips, which 3 would you choose:
1. Freycinet/Wineglass Bay Hike
2. Tasman Island Cruise/Port Arthur
3. Bruny Island Cruise/Bruny Island (if not this cruise, i was still thinking 1/2 day on the island...??)
4. Hastings Caves Tour
Thanks in advance!
My friends are visiting Tasmania in a couple of weeks and have had no success in discovering the name of the bakery that Princess Mary of Denmark visits inTasmania.
Virtual Tourist will help said I....so my friends do not let me down....can anyone tell me please?
I believe if I walk from Mt Wellington to Fern tree (to catch bus back to Hobart) it will be along the zig zag track route. Has anyone actually walked this route and is it a path and steps or clambering over boulders? It seems about 5.5 km. I will be there in mid February
has any one used "Travel with a Cause" to book trip to Tasmania
My itenary - Devonport - bicheon (1night) - Swansea(2nights) - Hobart (2nights) & cradle mountain ( 2 nights) - back to Devonport - spirit of Tasmania( evening ferry)
I`ll be staying in Hobart , and was thinking of driving into port Arthur for the ghost tours at night. Will driving back from port Arthur to Hobart at night safe?
Also I was planning to do Salamanca market , in the morning and leave early afternoon from Hobart to cradle mountain. Is that doable, because I think the drive up is almost 4-5 hours?
I actually have a choice between the holden SV6 which is a 3000CC vehicle (more powerful but manual ) and the Suzuki 1200 CC ( less powerful and automatic transmission) ... tough time deciding which to go with!
Any advice on which car to take will be helepful too .
THANKS AGAIN ! in advance :)
Hi ! ill be driving to Tasmania via melb , on a Suzuki swift 1.2L hatchback. From what I gathered the roads are pretty steepy in Tasmania? Will a small 1200 cc Suzuki be able to take the pressure of driving round the island? ill be staying 10 days .. driving from Devonport -- bicheon -- Swansea -- Hobart -- cradle mountain -- Devonport. And is gps navigation important ? Do advise and thanks in advance!
What is the best time of year to visit Hobart weather wise?
Many thanks in advance for all answers
Am considering going to Bathurst Harbour for the day...anyone been? Is it worth it to fly in for the day?
Thanks in advance.
which is better car and hotels or camper / caravan ?
I am fascinated by Tasmania, eversince I watched a movie filmed in Tasmania. Since, I am in Sydney, I decided to visit Tasmania on the end of my trip. My worry is, since I dont drive, will it still possible to navigate Tasmania tourist spots by public transport? I know it almost impossible but at least I will cover some places.
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 ?
Has anyone booked a coach tour through Global Journeys? Their prices are so much better than booking with AAT Kings directly that they seem too good to be true.
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!
Location of waterfalls between Devonport and Launceston?
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
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.
can a tourist legally buy and register a new car in Hobart, Tasmania ?
things to do and see in southern or southeast Tasmania November 2013 whilst on holidays travelling with 2 and 5 year olds
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.
How do I get from Launceston Airport to Bridport to catch the boat to Flinders Island? Thanks
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.
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.
How can I travel from Launceston to Sheffield?