Cost of getting to Tassie...

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 22:50
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We were planning a trip to Tassie and the last thing I looked into was the cost of getting there...

Fare for Mitsubishi Triton $59 + $145 for me

Add the Tambo for a combined length of 9.2m and the fare goes up 730%... That's right 730% or $431...

Grand total of $576

Bugger me... Thank god the trip got cancelled, I still had to fly the missus and 3 kids over to meet me...
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 23:41

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 23:41
Surprised.... thought caravan cheaper. Consider how hard it has been for Taswegians to be part of Oz in the past. It's cheaper than it used to be.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:57

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:57
I remember going over about 7 years ago, on the old boat... Falcon wagon and 7x4 trailer(had the trail bike on it) cost me from memory about $300 return including the me & missus fares...
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Reply By: D-Jack - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 00:17

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 00:17
R u sure about those prices

LAst time I looked (12 months ago) it was going to cost about $700 for Jackaroo, Camper, two adults and baby in basic cabin not general seating (because can't have babies in general seating). That was off peak though.

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:46

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:46
After I had my little coronary, the lass on the other end informed me my fare(as in ME the person) was not a cabin fare... Had to mill around for the whole cruise... Not a problem if I had a designated driver handy.

Had another mate say she must've got it wrong so I rechecked on their internet site and she was right on the money.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 07:40

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 07:40
another reason to have a Tent over a box trailer :)~
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:50

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:50
Either way I had to take a trailer, bikes, tent and the rest of the crap kids "can't live without"... 7x4 trailer is the same length, so same price...

So, :)~ back at ya Bruce, I mean Bogged, I mean Truckster.

P.S is your avatar on OL actually a picture of you???
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Reply By: Member - John Q (QLD) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 07:58

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 07:58
Hi Blue,
Got a costing recently for March next year & a vehicle & trailer just under 10m is $215 one way, plus the per person rate.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:54

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:54
I think the combination price break down was along these lines:
* $239 + $64 for each meter over 6.1m = $431
* $145 for me to walk around all night.

So it seems to be in line with your quote for car+trailer
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 08:20

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 08:20
Hi Blue

Watch out if your Ever thinking of going to Kangaroo Island, Only about 1 hour on the ferry and the price was very similar.Think we paid $460 return, jack and boat in tow.

Crazie
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:55

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:55
Adam, think I'll take my chances with Jaws before I pay the extortion levy to get to KI...
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:58

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:58
hahaha Blue

Yeh we nearly dropped the phone when we booked it hahaha, but what a great place, soon forget about it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 00:05

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 00:05
I guess you're right, a place you've got to see but the budget doesn't stretch that far these day's... When the fairer half left work(kids), we lost $800/week... You'd reckon I'd be used to it after 5 years but I've got to say I really miss it when it comes to saving for trips...

Mate I gotta say I'm pretty dissapointed with the flag on your truck... When in QLD, I tried really hard to drink the stuff, I just couldn't...

P.S Glad to see you guy's had a ball on your trip, tried to wish you well on your return but my system froze up when I tried to post(visited some non G rated sites and got myself an infection)... Forgot to get back to you...

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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 18:30

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 18:30
Gday Blue,we came home from a 6 week trip last month and picked up our Tambo camper from Melbourne the day we headed back on the boat.
Originally we were only booked for the vehicle only on return(before we bought our camper) and upon ringing the Spirit terminal we were charged an extra $20 to bring the camper home.I know prices have gone up recently but if there as bad as quoted to you,looks like i'll be stuck in Tassie for a while before coming back over for another trip.We usually add $900(apex fares) to our trips before even leaving home,vehicle and cabin for 4 (return) .
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 00:16

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 00:16
Hi Nick, yep save your penny's... I was going to fly the family over as it was much cheaper... As it happened, the trip was cancelled so for the moment I can rest easy and stick the money in the bank for the next opening.

What do you think of your Tambo so far? So far I've nothing but praise for the product. We got the extra bedroom for the kids, adds about 15mins to setup but is worth it. Kids are less likely to wake up when we go to bed and they play happily in their compartment instead of climbing all over us first thing in the morning, so we get a bit of extra sleep.
Blue
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 11:55

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 11:55
Gday Blue,only been back a month and must admit to only having put it up once.Bit cold for camping just now ,most mornings have been about -4deg C.
Quality wise,carnt fault it.Easy to put up (even for first time),quality fittings,great canvas work,good solid trailer,etc,etc.We got the full walls for the annexe so the kids can sleep in there,room to them selves.Comon warmer weather so we can try it out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 16:12

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 16:12
Yep, -4 is pretty cold... Should be around 0deg C at Upper Yarra Dam next weekend... Somehow I got conned(read helped organise) into a dad's and kids weekend away so the chicks could have some time off... While we freeze the ladies should be enjoying a sleep-over, indulging in Baileys and facials as one of the ladies is a beautician. Guess they deserve it though, they do a good job while go to work and mine never complains when I want to go for a blast on the bike...
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 15:53

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 15:53
Blue,

Ya right it's annoying, I'd love to take the Tinny over for what would be some sensational fihing, but the price hike as soon as you exceed the 5 mts for a "standard" car is out of control, I'm heading over in Nov for about 7 nights, with me Jan and the young bloke (3yo) in a cabbin that sleeps 4, I can't remember exactly but around $900 return.

Browny!MPG:7!
P.S. Pic just a test never added one before
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