Looking for a bit extra info for this trip.
We want to focus on the outdoors, no towns or attractions except day 1: port arthur. The wilder the campsite the better, although it must be motorhome friendly. Also, sites that allow camp fires are massively preferred!
We pick up camper at 10am. I was thinking...
Drive straight to Port Arthur,stay till 4, then drive the 15kms to Fortescue bay camping ground.
Day 2: Drive to Mount Field NP. Do a bit of walking, look for platypus.
Now what I had been planning was to stay at Mount Field campground for the 2nd night then drive along Lyell highway (3hrs) and stay Lake Burbury area (Thureau hills campground) the third night.
Then to drive to cradle mountain (2 hrs) in time for the 9am shuttle bus (campers longer than 5ms must use it and its the earliest one) and attempt the summit in time to get the last bus back (4.20).
Then to spend that night somewhere close by that's on the road to Devonport.
I am thinking that cradle mountain, given the time restraints because of the shuttle bus, and the fact there's no where to camp nearby so a fair amount of driving is required either side of the walk might not be the best use of our time.
Any alternative ideas, routes, itineraries greatly appreciated. I particular, if there's a day walk that offers as much as the cradle mountain walk , maybe even one that can be started from a campsite,that would be great!
Just to reiterate, wilderness, walking and fires are our main objectives. Aside from Port Arthur on the first day and a full day hike one day we are flexible (although it would be great to spot a platypus too!)