Would love to get feedback on my itinerary. Just some background for you all. Although my husband and I have been on many driving trips in the past, this will be our first time in Tassie and also with our daughter (who will be 6 months at the time!) We enjoy travelling on scenic routes,are food and wine lovers and we also love our history, so you can see why Tasmania is ideal:) however we are on a tight schedule and we want to experience the best of what's on offer,so here's what I've roughly planned so far:
Arrive in Hobart late afternoon, stay overnight (don't know where yet! somewhere in Battery Point?)
Fri 24/5 to Sun 26/5
Drive to Cradle Mountain, stay for 3 nights, maybe staying at Highlanders Cabins
(any suggested things to do? also is this too long?)
Mon 27/5 and Tues 28/5
Launceston for 2 nights, dining at Stillwater, visiting Cataract Gorge and the Tamar Valley
Wed 29/5 and Thurs 30/5
Richmond overnight visiting Port Arthur (is this the way to go?)
Sat 1/6 and Sun 2/6
Blackmans Bay for 2 nights (staying with friends) Doing Salamanca Markets and various events for Savour Tasmania, maybe also Cascade Brewery and Mount Wellington
Overnight maybe in Cleburne Homestead and spending the day at MONA
Tues 4/6 Depart Hobart am
Just a few questions...
-Is it worth fitting in Stanley (to do the Nut) and visiting or staying in Devonport? I can fit this in between Cradle Mountain and Lauceston by chopping off days here and there.
-Would love to stay overnight in Bruny Is. but have heard is not worth visiting from some friends which I kinda disagree, as I would love to catch the car ferry & visit some great food providores which the island does have, but how can I slot this into the itinerary effectively? I was initially going to do Bruny the day after we arrived and then drive to Cradle Mountain...
-How cold is it really during this time? Would it be thermal wearing weather? Coming from Perth, our winters are really mild so we are hoping that travelling through this period it won't be so cold like in July or August?
Please advise on any improvements that I can make on my itinerary or if there are some other great places or landmarks that I've missed! Keeping in mind that we are travelling with our baby, I would like to keep it streamlined but also ensure that we spend adequate time to enjoy the various locations.