Must see in Tas

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Hi all, planning a 10-12 day trip to Tas later this year. At this stage we are taking the 4x4 with us, what would you consider to be the must see places. Cheers.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:34

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:34
take your fly rod and watch the nymphs catch trout
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:35

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:35
The whole Island. You don't really need a 4BY to see most of Tassie's attractions.
Personally I liked the Strahan / Macquarie Harbour area on the mid west coast, but having been there on a few occasions I have seen a fair bit. There is a great float plane trip from the Harbour and over the Gordon / Franklin River junctions where a controversial dam was planned many years ago, but scrapped after considerable opposition. (This was an important victory for the Greenies and other conservationalists. There is also a good Harbour/River cruise that takes in the early history of Sarah Island convict settlement and nips up the Gordon River someways.

Port Arthur is also worth a visit, even though somewhat touristy in nature.
Then there is Mount Field National Park and Russell Falls.
And you need to drive up Mount Wellington in Hobart to get a good view of the joint.

Also love the trout fishing around Little Pine Lagoon, etc., where I have stayed in a cabin devoid of 240 volt electricity and other unnecessary "mod cons".
Wonderful area chasing them "feral fish" as our Guide called them.

Oh, there is plenty to do and see in Tassie and I'm not even a local.

Basically, grab some tourist brochures on a driving tour of Tassie, pick the places you most want to see the first time there and go for it.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:40

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:40
Oh! and 10-12 days?

That was the length of time for our first trip to Tassie. Didn't see all that much that first time around. It was our Honeymoon:-)))
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Reply By: Wisey (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:49

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:49
Mudness

There are 3 Tassie treks listed on the "trip planning" tab above, lots of stuff that I'm using for my upcoming trip.

You'l get only a taste in 10-12 days.

Regards
Andy
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Follow Up By: Wisey (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:52

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:52
www.leatherwoodonline.com/travel/index.php
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Reply By: Wisey (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:56

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 18:56
Keep planning,,,,, I am :)
www.discovertasmania.com/home/

Sorry , I'll stop now
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Reply By: Andrew (Bris) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:00

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:00
The whole island is a must-see.

10-12 days will be only a small taste.

Some of our favourites:
Russell & Horseshoe Falls - Mt Field N.P.
Stanley / The Nut / Highfields
Port Arthur
Cradle Mountain / Dove Lake circuit walk
Montezuma Falls - Must do if you take the 4WD
The town of Ross
Franklin / Gordon Rivers - flights over

Spent five weeks there 18 months ago, and went back last christmas for another couple of weeks. Can't get enough of the place. Planning a winter trip to Tassie for next year.

Our journals from our first trip are here - www.users.on.net/~pancho/tassie_index.htm
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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:15

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:15
Mudness,thank's for putting up this post it saved me from doing it later in the year as we a going week before xmas 2006 until mid Jan.
Andrew thank's for the link the info realy helpfull,cheer's Bob.
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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:18

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 20:18
Muddy do you want to go 4 wheel driving or sightseeing? As it will make a huge difference to where I recommend :-) Not long back from our 2nd Tassie trip & have found quite a few challenging tracks with all the right ingredients. (Mud, rock & sand)
With only 10 days I'd suggest baseing yourself in Queenstown & doing day trips in the area.
Cheers Craig.............
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:09

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:09
The Fairy penguins at Bicheno.
A feed of Crayfish in Bicheno.

The Pub in the Paddock.

The Treetop walk.

Drive out to Cape Grim and watch the roaring 40's come ashore.
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Reply By: djrziggy - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 11:02

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 11:02
we are planning our next trip to tassie in dec from central qld. We got married there 3 yerars ago at Bicheno. the east coast from saint helens down through scamamder , bicheno, coles bay freychinet national park is the the most beautiful area. There are not too many place in tassie that aren't worth visiting. You have to go to the salamanca markets in hobart, the air walk at huon. the best thing about tassie is the people are just so friendly you wont believe.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 12:00

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 12:00
I have a brochure from Tassie Tourism on 4wding in tassie.

Email me to remind me, its on the kitchen bench at home.

They have a MUST SEE book thats only $20, with maps etc.
Maybe worth checking if ya interested
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Reply By: Mudness - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 18:35

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 18:35
Thanks all who have replied. At this stage we are planning for 10-12 days as that is all I can $$$. Taking the 4x4 as it is the only 'trip' car we have. Looking at sight seeing (would love to slip in some rough stuff but have two small ones < 3years & the other half gets a tad concerned). I realise this is not enough time to see all, hence orig post (must see places). Please keep the replies comming. Cheers mudness
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Reply By: TAS PAJ - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:30

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:30
If you are going in Summer all up the east coast has great beaches and camping up in the N.E corner. Some light 4x4 tracks around this area.
West coast is rugged. Heaps of 4X4 tracks around rated easy to hard.
Must see Wineglass Bay on east coast and gordon river cruise on the west coast.
Note: Salamanca Market in Hobart is only on Saturdays but worth the visit.

Happy Planning..
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