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Itinerary suggestions please!

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Itinerary suggestions please!

We are very excited to be heading to Tasmania for a little holiday in February! I've been doing lots of research and have read many great things, but now feel my head is in a whirl! Hoping to get some suggestions to fill in our itinerary and make the most of our adventure. We are travelling with a one year old, so some interesting stops to break up the driving would be helpful. We love nature, food, wine, wildlife (we would love to see a platypus in the wild if possible), history and beautiful scenery...all of which we hope to find in Tasmania!

Accommodation is booked. Rental car is booked. Now I'd really appreciate some help filling in details, places to stop, things to see, good walks and delicious food. Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks so much!

Day 1: Fly Sydney to Launceston, arrive late Friday night, stay in Launceston

Day 2: Find some place great for breakfast and to pick up some supplies (any good markets on a Saturday morning in Launceston or on the way to Cradle Mountain?) then drive to Cradle Mountain.

Day 3: Walks around Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake? (we'll have a child backpack to carry our toddler)

Day 4: Drive back to Launceston - Cataract Gorge? wineries?

Day 5: Drive to Binalong Bay

Day 6: Drive to Coles Bay

Day 7: Walk to Wineglass Bay. Is the beach good for swimming? With a toddler?

Day 8: Drive to Hobart

Day 9: Salamanca markets, MONA? Mount Wellington?

Day 10: drive to Port Arthur and back to Hobart

Day 11: fly from Hobart to Sydney

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1. Re: Itinerary suggestions please!

Hi jlr,

Launceston have a farmers market every Saturday -


The best place I know of to see a platypus is in Latrobe, and have a look at the link below for others -


On the way to Cradle Mt, go via Mole Creek, you pass through Deloraine, and if you hang out for breakfast for a little while, just a few kilometres further north of Deloraine is Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm & Café, great spot for breakfast -


After Deloraine, even a Raspberry breakfast, you'll pass 41 degrees salmon & ginseng farm (wonderful smoked salmon), Chudleigh Honey Shop (great ice creams, sweetened with honey), and a great little wildlife reserve called Trowunna, you can cuddle a wombat here if you make it in time for their tours -




List of wineries along the Tamar Valley –


Binalong Bay has a nice café for breakfast lunch and diner –


Also before you get to Binalong Bay turn left on to The Gardens Road and go for a drive to The Gardens, spectacular coast line, wonderful beaches which are easy to get to, and great viewing of the Bay of Fires.


Can’t help with Wineglass Bay beach, I have never been further than the lookout, sorry, it looks nice from the lookout :o)

On the way in to Coles By on the right there’s the Freycinet Marine Farm specialising in oysters and mussels, it can get very busy though.


It’s a shame you’re missing the Tasman Peninsula, IMO it’s one of Tasmania’s musts. It has such dramatic and wonderful scenery, great walks and of course the history of Tasmania is written there. You have of course Port Arthur and one of my favourites although small, but it’s free, the Coal Mine ruins, and I have never seen more than a few people there on each visit. Our last visit to the peninsula we spent 4 full days, and wanted to stay a little longer –


From Coles Bay to Hobart you’ll see many stalls and sights along the way, just pass Swansea is Kates Berry Farm it not bad for something sweet, and you go through Sorell and do a little detour towards port Arthur there’s a fruit far where you can pick you own fruit –



And just before Hobart there’s another oyster and seafood place called Barilla Bay, it’s not ad for seafood.

You seem to have your Hobart set out.

Have a read of the Top questions about Tasmania top right of your screen for more details on many things you can see, do and eat.

Hope this helps.

Safe travels - Robert

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