5D4N in April 2010, not 2009!
Hello everyone, thanks in advance for helping. I posted a few months ago about my 5D4N trip to Launceston and now I have booked flights and accommodation. My partner will be driving (he enjoys long drives). We are a couple aged 25 and 28.
Please comment and do recommend pit-stops, activities or restaurants. Also, without adding too much time to our itinerary, are there scenic routes we could take to our destinations?
The following is our itinerary I have created with the help of some Tripadvisor contributors (thank you!):
* Arrive in Launceston by 8.30am
* Pick up car
* Stop by supermarket & stock up - 9.0 km - about 10 mins
* Pyengana (Cheese Factory, St Columba Falls, Holy Cow Cafe) - 123 km - about 1 hour 41 mins
* Binalong Bay (Bay of Fires) - 37.7 km - about 31 mins
* St. Helens - overnight @ Bayside Inn - 10.7 km - about 10 mins
TOTAL DRIVING = 180.4 km - about 152 mins (2 hr 32 mins)
* Depart St. Helens
* Coles Bay (Freycinet Wineglass Bay) - 113.6km - about 88 mins (1 hr 28 mins)
* Bicheno - overnight @ Wintersun Gardens Motel - 37.4 km - about 29 mins
TOTAL DRIVING = 189.8 km - about 117 mins (2 hr)
* Depart Bicheno
* Campbelltown (Convict Brick Trail) - 143.4 km - about 112 mins (1 hr 52 mins)
TOTAL DRIVING = 240.4 km - about 187 mins (3 hr 18 mins)
* Depart Deloraine
* Mole Creek - 24.3 km - about 23 mins
* Cradle Mountain - overnight @ Lemonthyme Lodge - 80.4 km - about 1 hour 6 mins
TOTAL DRIVING = 104.7 km - about 89 mins (1 hr 29 mins)
* Depart Cradle Mountain
* Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm - 89.0 km - about 1 hour 17 mins
* Depart Launceston by 7pm (maybe Cataract Gorge) - 55.7 km - about 46 mins
TOTAL DRIVING = 144.7 km - about 123 mins (2 hr 3 mins)
ABSOLUTE TOTAL DRIVING TIME = more than 10 hours
Thanks again for your help.
For those whom are curious, this 5D4N trip (not including food and shopping) costs $537 per person - includes return flights from Melbourne, car hire, park entry passes (Freycinet & Cradle Mountain) and accommodation.Edited: 2:35 am, March 22, 2010