Tasmania

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 17:30
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If you read my previous post..this is a follow on.

I'll be sail'n Bass Straight on the Devil and touring Tassie during late Oct - early Nov. About 10 days I hope.

Can anyone recommend a book/guide or anything that has set out a sight seeing itinery for the state.

I have the Explore Australia 2003 guide and its sets out one trip (called the Classic Tour) but this only covers a small section.

Any suggestions????

Thanks again.
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Reply By: Member - GOPE (SA) - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 17:34

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 17:34
Andrew,
I lived in Tassy for years, what are your interests? Let ma know & I will get back to ya.
CheersOnly a few more sleeps.
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 17:43

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 17:43
GOPE

My interests are seeing the places worth seeing. Travelling with the family (young kids) in a set up which looks similar to yours (picture)

I'm interested in the places where there is something to do, ie walk through the rain forests, checking out Port Arthur, the mountains and seeing the franklin-Gordon, Cradle mountain... you name it.

Is ten days long enough or should go 14 or so??

Appreciate the help. (I bet you wish you never asked now)lol

cheers
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Follow Up By: macca - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 20:27

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 20:27
Andrew, We did Tassy 3 years ago and our 2 weeks stretched into a month. The place is a treasure for adventurers specially off the beaten track and the locals like a yak too. great friendly people
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 21:18

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 21:18
I'll agree with Macca, way to much to see in 2 week... Plan to see 1/4 of the island, or one side, dont waste it by trying to see it all in one go.
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Follow Up By: Member - GOPE (SA) - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 10:44

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 10:44
Andrew,
I have to agree with all the above. 10 days not enough time.
Must see areas. Cradel Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park, Boat Harbour on the North West Coast, Queenstown (bit like the end of the earth) but do a mine visit. Great Lakes for trout fishing. Coles Bay and Wine Glass Bay on the Freycinet Peninslua, Cataract Gerrge in Launceston, Mole Creek caves, Port Arthur, Eagle Hawk Neck, Devils Kitchen. The Shot Tower just south of Hobart. To name but a few.
Lost of great surfing if you don't mind the ice cold water!
Have fun. CheersOnly a few more sleeps.
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Reply By: Member - Des - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 20:01

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 20:01
try a book called ..lonely planet ...can get them for anywhere. A little on the expensive side maybe... but buckets loads of beaut info. Don't miss Strachan. Have a good trip....my brother lives in Ulverstone , he,s a paramedic, and says that Tassie is trhe only real world. Des.
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Reply By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 23:06

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 23:06
Wow, Freycinet NP, Wineglass Bay, The pub in the paddock, Port Arthur, Eaglehawk Neck, Tesselated pavement, Hobart, Mt Wellington, Richmond (what a bridge), murals at Sheffield, theres two weeks.

Go on the ghost tour at Port Arthur, its worth a look

Hasten slowly in Tassie, the locals are fabulous and there are heaps of places to see on the side of the road.

have great time
So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 23:37

Saturday, Jun 21, 2003 at 23:37
ahhhh the pub in the paddock is that the one near the mural town with all the jokeson the wall or was that the wellsford hotel or something like that yeah take a good look around we used to have friends there and we switch cars and ghouses occassionaly (the older cars of course.)

count the stairs on the shot tower if you still can on a windy day as well after a few cascades????1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 00:31

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 00:31
I'm heading over the Wednesday after next.... trip 16 in 10 years. You don't really need a guide. It's only a little place. Just explore and stop wherever you like. It's fitted out for tourists. Every town has directions and ideas on things to do available. Just stop into any van park or the like and pick up brochures. The Spirit of Tas will have them. I'm looking forward to a nice CRISPY COOL trip.

Cheers RoyceRoyce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: cruiser - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 15:33

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 15:33
Try this web site

http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/index.cfm

Good luck.
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