Lap of Tassie

Any useful suggestions or interesting places quirky stops,eg pub in a paddock,something to breakup a road trip, a must stay b&b, a town that has great food, best winery to eat at etc


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    We did tassie years ago on the bike… didnt have any plans, got off the boat, everyone went towards Hobart, we turned right…. only had 7 days but just cruised around, if we saw somewhere that sounded good we went there.. also chatting to people who are also touring helped..
    There is so much to see and do, depending how much time you actually have. I reckon 3-4 weeks would do it justice.

    Cant wait to go back

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    I did the lap a couple of years ago. Here are my suggestions:
    Cruise around Freycinet to Wine Glass Bay / hike up to Wine Glass bay lookout
    Hike around Dove lake at Cradle Mountain

    • loved wineglass bay and mt amos
      hated MONA - full of people on devices bumping into each other in the dark - but each to their own

  • +1

    My advice would be that a week is not enough. Ten days minimum I reckon. Otherwise if only a week I'd skip the west coast.

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    My favourite places to visit in Tassie are:

    Egg and Bacon Bay
    Milkshake Hills
    Nowhere Else and

  • +1

    I'd consider taking along a map of tassie.

    • -1

      under your wife's underwear

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    Did Tassie a few times. 1 week usually isn't enough.
    I try to cover an "east coast" in a trip, and a "west coast" in another.

    Example - "East Cost" trip which I did a few years ago.

    1. Launceston (Cataract Gorge)
    2. Nabowla (Bridestowe Lavender Farm)
    3. Pyengana
    4. Bays of Fires (Binalong Bay)
    5. Bicheno
    6. Freycinet (Wine Glass Bay)
    7. Port Arthur (optional)
    8. Hobart (and surrounding areas)
    9. Bruny Island
  • Agree with others - one week is not enough. I would allow a minimum of two weeks for a lap. For a small place there is so much to see and do.

    If you're into day walks / bushwalking, then definitely check out:

    My personal favourites from the above walks are: Alum Cliffs, Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul, Russell Falls and all of the Cradle Mountain walks.

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    My husband and I got married in Tas 2 years ago. His family is all from Perth so I made up a little tour of the state for people travelling from the mainland to give them a starting point. It doesn't include Bruny Island (as that is where we got married and I gave that info separate), but I would also recommend. Hopefully you might be able to find it helpful too (if some things a bit out of date). (please ignore the family specific stuff).

  • Tasmania is beautiful. These places were particularly cool:

    Little Blue Lake
    Bay of Fires
    Wineglass Bay
    Tessallated Pavement
    Bruny Island
    Cradle Mountain

  • I just did a week in Tasmania. I did Port Arthur, Swansea/Freycinet, St Helens/Bay of Fire, Launceston (Cataract George)/Bridestowe/Pyengana, Beaconsfield/Mole Creek/Devonport/Ulverstone, Cradle Mountain/Queenstown and Hobart, a night in each of those areas basically. Ideally a few more days to explore the West and Bruny Island would have been ideal.

  • I wouldn't worry to much about the west coast.

  • From the trip I've been to the West Coast, I feel there are perhaps less things to do, unless you like to do lots of nature walks around Cradle Mountain, but I did enjoy the Gordon River cruise (1/2 day to 2/3 day depending on the package) at Strahan though

  • Go to the Hartshorn Distillery for your vodka, gin, whiskey and cheese fix. The “range is sourced from the family’s organic sheep dairy and cheesery, Grandvewe, which is located in Birchs Bay, around 40km south of Hobart.” Everything I tried there was heaven.

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