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?
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 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
Thinking of booking Spirit of Tasmania through Travel With A Cause Inc, are they a reliable company?
How intrusive are quarantine searches?
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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!
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
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.
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?
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 ?
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.
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
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?
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.
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
CRADLE MOUNTAIN >>> STRAHAN (147 km – about 2 hours 11 mins) >>> QUEENSTOWN (40.6 km – about 37 mins)
TOTAL: 188 km, 2 hours 49 mins
QUEENSTOWN >>> HOBART (260 km, 3 hours 28 mins) (afternoon arrival)
TOTAL: 260 km, 3 hours 28 mins
HOBART >>> PORT ARTHUR (95.3 km, 1 hour 20 mins) (afternoon arrival)
TOTAL: 95.3 km, 1 hour 20 mins
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
EXPLORING LAUNCESTON >>> LAUNCESTON AIRPORT (14.8 km, 15 mins)
TOTAL: 14.8 km, 15 mins
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.
My husband and I have had the opportunity to travel to Tasmania but only for 9 nights. We are hiring and car and have booked accommodation in historic b&bs for the most part. Our stays (and the places we think we want to see) are as follows:-
Arrive Hobart 10:30am and stay for one night at Leisure Inn Hobart (Salamanca markets)
Strahan - 2 nights at Ormiston House (Gordon River Cruise and perhaps the Wilderness Railway)
Davenport - 1 night at Cameo Cottage (Lyon House and Christmas Hill Rasberry Farm)
Launceston - 2 nights at Kurrajong House (wineries, wineries, wineries... oh and Pyengana Dairy)
Swansea at Frechinet Waters - 1 night (no specific plans)
Port Arthur - 1 night
Can't decide the remaining night but thinking we may need to stay a further night in Port Arthur, and we leave Hobart again at 4:50pm to fly home to Perth.
Is there anything we are missing that we DEFINITELY should not miss on this first trip to Tasmania???
My family and I went on a campervan holiday in New Zealand and it was absolutely fantastic as there were facilities cater for that sort of trip. We are keen to repeat a similar experience in Tasmania as I heard that it is very beautiful. I know there are campervans for rent, but how are the campsites or campervan parks in Tasmania? Any route suggestions? We plan to be there around 1 week. Thank you for your help.
I am planning a trip around Tasmania with a couple of friends. We plan to drive around and wish to cover the whole of Tasmania.
1) What is the best time to travel to Tasmania?
2) How long does it take to go around?
3) Would 10 days be enough?
Thank you in advance.
Is anyone driving from Devonport to Boat Harbour on Monday January 2 who has a spare seat in the car? Happy to split costs. I'm from Melbourne.