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Kangaroo Island or Tasmania?

KristaInSeatle
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Kangaroo Island or Tasmania?

We will be visiting Australia in April and only have time to visit either Kangaroo Island or Tasmania. Which would you reccommend?

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11. Re: Kangaroo Island or Tasmania?

Hi,

I love Tassie and KI....with your time I would go to Hobart and explore....pick up a car and see - 3 days.

Hobart is fantastic city for hiring a car and exploring as there are many beautiful and interesting attractions at your finger tips. Constitution Dock and Sullivan Cove are dripping in Australian History There is haunting Port Arthur , Huon Valley , Mt Field National Park, Mt Wellington, Peppermint Bay and the stunning and attractive Derwent River to explore and all within easy reach from the city and not to be forgotten the famous The Salamanca Markets.

Qantas flies direct to Hobart from Sydney and Melbourne. www.qantas.com.au

Jetstar flies direct from Sydney and Melbourne. www.jetstar.com.au

Virgin Blue flies direct to Hobart from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Albury and Brisbane. www.virginblue.com.au

Tiger Airlines flies direct to Hobart from Adelaide and Melbourne. www.tigerairlines.com.au

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SYD/ CAIRNS / ULURU/ MELB / GOR / HOBART.

For Uluru (Ayers Rock )

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12. Re: Kangaroo Island or Tasmania?

Suggested three week itinerary:

Sydney 3 nights

www.visitnsw.com

Sydney - Melbourne www.virginblue.com.au

Mebourne 2 nights

www.visitvictoria.com

Mebourne - Great Ocean road - Adelaide 2 nights

www.greatoceanrd.org.au

One way car rental www.drivenow.com.au

Adelaide - Kangaroo Island www.rex.com.au

Kangaroo Island 4 nights

www.tourkangarooisland.com.au

Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

Adelaide - Alice Springs www.qantas.com.au

4 nights

Alice Springs - Cairns www.qantas.com.au

Cairns 4 nights

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Cairns - Sydney

Sydney 1 night

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13. Re: Kangaroo Island or Tasmania?

Wow Krista - you're really trying to cram a lot it but there are visitors here that try to see more in less time..... It really depends if you just want to see stuff or do you want to participate in unique Australian experiences?

OK - here's a suggestion - the places you have listed cover over 1/2 of Australia so you are going to spending a lot of time in airports to hit this many destinations in the time you have and I'd really suggest seeing your local travel agent as there are many well organised package deals that will cover a lot of what you want to do.

To organise yourself, my suggestion for an itinerary would maybe be:

Fly into Sydney - 3 nights and pre-book a Blue Mountains day trip for one of the days you are in Sydney. See www.visitnsw.com for suggestions

Fly to Melbourne for 3 nights and pre-book a Great Ocean Rd daytrip for one of those days. See www.visitvictoria.com for suggestions

Catch the overnight ferry or fly to Launceston (Tasmania) and hire a car or join a tour for a 3-4 (preferably 5-6) day trip either on the East or West Coast of Tasmania to Hobart. If you spend a few days more in Tassie there are heaps of opportunities to see wildlife and you really could skip KI.

Fly from Hobart to Alice Springs or Uluru for a 3-4 day trip as previously suggested in your posts in Red Centre forum. Again - there are heaps of wildlife opportunities in this region.

Fly from AS/Uluru direct to Cairns and stay there for the remainder of your holiday to really chill out and relax and from where you can do Daintree and Reef day trips that you can either pre-book before you go or just browse the options and take your pick when you get there. Cairns is SUPER well set up for daytrips and all of the accommodation places are happy to help you organise your time in the region. Also heaps of wildlife opportunities. You can fly home direct from Cairns. See www.sunloverholidays.com.au or queenslandholidays.com.au/destinations/tropi… for more detailed info.

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14. Re: Kangaroo Island or Tasmania?

2 or 3 days would be perfect on Kangaroo Island but maybe too little on Tasmania. If you need to choose I would go to Tasmania anyway. There is so much to see!

You have to visit the Cradle Mountain National Park and the Cradle Mountain Tasmian Devils located at the park. They do Tasmanian Devil feedings and let you pet a baby devil!

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15. Re: Kangaroo Island or Tasmania?

As you are coming in april, keep an eye on schoolterm dates. Places can be booked solidly so make your reservations:

australia.gov.au/topics/…school-term-dates

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