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    Thanks Tas, looking at the map now and planning the itinerary. Looks like lots of beautiful places to visit.
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    Heres some ideas. No way you can do them all but a few to chose from depending on how often you stop/how fast you drive.

    Launceston: http://www.visitlauncestontamar.com.au/
    The Cataract Gorge- http://www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au/
    Boags Brewery tour http://www.boags.com.au/
    The Seaport for food http://www.launcestonseaport.com.au/?cat=1
    Tamar valley wineries http://www.tamarvalleywineroute.com.au/
    The Batman bridge
    River cruise http://www.tamarrivercruises.com.au/...eoncruise.html
    Seahorse World(http://www.seahorseworld.com.au/) and Platypus World (http://www.platypushouse.com.au/) at Beauty point
    Ben Lomond mountain. http://www.discovertasmania.com/acti..._national_park. Watch out driving up Jacobs Ladder, its pretty freaky!!

    All that stuff is way too much to do in a day!

    If you leave early-ish friday morning you can head out to Scamander on the east Coast and make your way southward stopping at a few places.
    east coast:
    Scamander
    Bicheno
    Frecinet national park (http://www.freycinetlodge.com.au/whe...+Lodge+-+Brand)
    Mariah island

    Come out at Sorrel and continue down to Port Arthur. Maybe stay the night there to check out the tasman penintula and the convict ruins. (Need a day to check out the area).
    The Fox and Hound pub is good to stay at down there and very close to the convict ruins.
    That should get you into Hobart around lunchtime Sat.

    Plenty to see in the area and south of Hobart but im limited in my own knowledge. Maybe another member might be able to help out here....

    Mt Wellington is a half hour drive from Hobart
    Hastings caves and thermal Springs
    The Huon Valley
    Tahune air walk (nics Pics)



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    Take the Lyell Highway back up the west coast, check out all the little mining towns. Stay the night at Strahan
    Strahan
    http://www.strahanvillage.com.au/whe...illage+-+Brand

    The Wilderness cruise is a MUST (http://www.worldheritagecruises.com.au/).
    Speed boat trip up the king river
    Drive out to Ocean beach and feel the roaring forties

    Head North to Cradle Mountain stay in the area for the night
    http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3297
    http://www.cradlemountainlodge.com.au/

    Coming out of Cradle mountain head into the Mole creek area, Sheffield, Barrington etc
    Sheffield is "the town of murals" lol http://www.discovertasmania.com/nort...aces/sheffield
    Tasmazia is a great place to go http://www.tasmazia.com.au/


    Wings Wildlife Park is a bit for kids but They have a Tassie Devil Breeding program. http://www.wingswildlife.com.au/
    Tassie Devils are getting cained by the facial tumor disease. Wings is being used as a disease free breeding sanctuary

    Keep coming west along the coast as far as you want.
    Burnie: http://www.discoverburnie.net/about-...on-centre.html
    Boat harbour beach, Sisters Beach and Rocky Cape national Park are nice.
    A good place to stay is Killinaught cottages: http://www.killynaught.com.au/ (i used to work there many years ago )
    Dismal Swamp. http://www.forestrytas.com.au/visiti...est-adventures
    The iconic tarkine forest that has been the focus of severe environmental clashes (see it before its lost for ever) http://www.tarkinetrails.com.au/our-...nforest-track/

    Stanley http://stanleytasmania.com.au/
    Circular Head area http://www.circularhead.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=451
    Smithton: http://www.talltimbershotel.com.au/tarkineFA.php

    Then work your way back along the coast to devonport and head inland (south) to Deloraine then up into the Great Lakes area.

    Devonport http://www.discovertasmania.com/nort...aces/devonport

    Deloraine area http://www.greatwesterntiers.net.au/towns/deloraine

    Great lakes http://www.centralhighlandslodge.com.au/

    This leaves you in the centre of tassie with a few days up your sleeve and a short few hour drive to anything

    Ive missed SO much, you could take a month and still miss heaps.

    If you have any questions let me know! lol
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    Welcome to the Taslucas Touring Company
    It`s better than the Government guide.only trouble you`ll need 6 months to check it out.
    Top stuff Lucas

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    Hi Lucas,
    Thanks again for the very detailed report. Just finished all the bookings, Launceston (1 night), Port Arthur (1 night), Hobart (2 nights) and the final night at Strahan.
    We arrive at 8:20am and depart at 6:10pm so have plenty of time to look around, you're right no way will we get everything done in 6 days. Should be able to do the main attractions in that time and pencil in some spots for a future visit.
    I'll post up a travel report when we return.
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    Apollofish,

    I go to Tassie 4 or 5 times a year - love it....

    Made the mistake the first time I went in thinking I could go right around the whole island in two weeks. We only made it off the boat, around the top and down the West Coast ( and aparently theres not much to see down the West Side..... )

    Don't make he mistake of trying to travel too far and see to much, as you will miss out - and there will always be next time.

    Cataract Gorge in Launceston is a must, and there are long and short walks to suit everyone.
    Ben Lomond is great too.
    Mt Wellington in Hobart is also a must do as well, as it gives you a great overview of the whole Hobart area and surrounds, although it can cloud up pretty fast and out of nowhere so you cant see a thing.
    Camping overnight at Lake St Claire was awesome. Russell Falls is another great spot to camp, and great wildlife too.
    Port Arthur, Wine Glass Bay, etc, etc....plenty to see and do

    I would give you heaps of stuff for the West Coast, but I personally think that you should do one or the other, and not try to see it all.
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    Tassie Holiday

    Arrived back home late Tuesday night after 6 wonderful days in Tasmania. Four things that stood out, wonderful scenery, courteous drivers, good roads and lots of road kill. Looks like plenty of interesting 4WD tracks everywhere.
    Thanks to all who suggested sites, I would have needed six weeks to see them all and six months to do it justice. If you have never been I recommend a visit, it’s a beautiful state. We did a lot of travelling in the mighty hire car – Kia Sportage.
    Landed in Launceston early Thursday, visited the Cataract Gorge and cruised the river. Later that day visited Beaconsfield and Beauty Point. Had a few issues finding a place to dine that evening, apparently Valentines Day is big for eating out.

    Next morning drove to the east coast with stops at Bicheno and Freycinet Peninsula, before arriving at White Beach on the Tasman Peninsula and spending the night there. We saw many beautiful sights along the way but was very sad to see the devastation of the fires, Dunally reminded me of Kinglake after Black Saturday.
    Saturday morning was the obligatory Salamanca Market in Hobart, followed by a drive to the top of Mount Wellington. Last time we were here it was snow covered so a 35c day was a bonus although the locals were all complaining about the heat. Next day was a visit to MONA, I can only describe this as different. An evening dinner cruise down the river finished our two day whistle stop tour of Hobart.
    Monday saw us travelling to Queenstown, via Hamilton, Lake St Clair and the mighty Franklin River. Hard to describe Queenstown, a mining town with attractions. Quick visit to Strahan which was beautiful. Next morning we headed back to Launceston via Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek and Deloraine. Unfortunately the weather changed overnight and we had some rain and low cloud cover. This leg saw us really testing the Kia with numerous windy mountainous roads.
    We are already planning a longer trip with the van to really explore the area.
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    Re: Recommendations For Tassie - Must See & Accommodation

    Awesome mate! I reckon you did the perfect trip in the time allowed.

    Theres a fair bit of difference from the east to the west hey?
    West is best:-)

    Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for visiting, see you next time, and tell a friend! :-)


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