flew into launceston for 6 night tassie trip-hired car from rent for less-booked over internet-great deal no probs.
was quite sick while away so didnt get all out of holiday i had wanted but what the heck!
spent 1 night windmill hill b &b launceston-what a find-recommended on this forum-stayed in heritage room-little kitchenette, very roomy, great bathroom and FANTASTIC breakfast-all homemade produce-they make their own bread, jams, stewed fruits etc. all this for $111 per night-bargain-safe parking out front.
day 2 drove to swansea and stayed in a beachfront deluxe cabin at jubilee beach tourist park $130 per night -also fantastic-great facilities and awesome view right over great oyster bay. did day trip to bicheno and freycenet national park-no walking though-too sick! weather a bit overcast our whole time so visability not as good as it could be but could imagine the beauty on a clear day!
then onto hobart via portr arthur and richmond and spent 3 nights in prince of wales hotel $115 per night-free parking and in room continental breakfast included. GREAT place- 5 min walk to Salamanca place and easy pleaseant walk to great restaurants cafes, parks, waterfront and shopping-recommend Franciscos Spanish restaurant across the street from prince of wales-others on this forum have complained about the noise from the hotel on friday and saturday nights but we were there on those nights and despite bands playing only had a little noise about 10pm then very quiet-did not disturb us at all!
6 days is not enough so will go back another time and have a bit of a look at the west coast.