Australia - Tasmania

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Australia - Tasmania

Postby Jennifer » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:12 pm

Has anyone visited Tasmania?

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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:33 am

Jennifer wrote:Has anyone visited Tasmania?


yes. it is like a mini new zealand

places to visit in Hobart include salamancha market (on saturday morning), the hotel at the peak gives you million dollar view of the city, chocolate factory just out of the city, port arthur the penal colony, cradel mountain (must book early if you want to stay at the lodge there), cataract gorge, launceston, tamar valley (nice drive), west coast etc....one week is more than enough to do things slowly.

tasmania is tagged as the 'holiday isle' of oz, the local treats it as retirement village - the rich old man from melbourne and sydney retires there / or part time there
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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby tankee » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:44 am

loved that place especially Cradle Mountain, the trekking was fantastic !

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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:52 am

tankee wrote:loved that place especially Cradle Mountain, the trekking was fantastic !

did you meet the tasmanian devil ?
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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby Dnls_mum » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:55 am

So if been to NZ should still go Tasmania or not?

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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby tankee » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:23 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
tankee wrote:loved that place especially Cradle Mountain, the trekking was fantastic !

did you meet the tasmanian devil ?


not in the wild, but only at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park on way to Port Arthur.

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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby j.a.m. » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:05 pm

Jennifer wrote:Has anyone visited Tasmania?


Yes, did it last Nov/Dec. 13D Self-drive with 3 adults, 2 elderlies and 2 kids, 5 and 9 years old. We travelled around the island, flying into Devonport and out from Hobart. It was a great trip and my kids are still talking about it. They are wondering when are we going again :lol:

It's a great place with lotsa activities. What I really love about it is the fresh air and food, natural scenery and beauty, and diverse activities. That being said, the old people have some problem with the food and there is lotsa of walking cum trekking wherever you go. Bring very solid and comfortable walking shoes! I also love the lack of crowd...

When do you plan to go? How long would your trip be?

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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:35 pm

Dnls_mum wrote:So if been to NZ should still go Tasmania or not?


NZ is huge by comparison. But Tasmania has its own beauty, wine trail, seafood, nature ..... many places are named after Bible places
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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby Dnls_mum » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:18 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
Dnls_mum wrote:So if been to NZ should still go Tasmania or not?


NZ is huge by comparison. But Tasmania has its own beauty, wine trail, seafood, nature ..... many places are named after Bible places


:thankyou:

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Re: Australia - Tasmania

Postby Lynn2010 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:33 am

Self drive or free & easy is a good way to travel around in Tasmania. If free & easy, you can also book tour with the hotels though a little more expensive. A very easy to go around.

If you have young kids, you can bring them to the Cadbury Choc factory. Fun and good educational tour :)

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