We are considering a Tasmania trip in April or May and would like to do a lot of hiking. Mostly day trips but we have good gear and would also consider some 1-night backpacks. Since we live in the Rocky Mountains of the U.S. we are used to hiking at high altitudes and are in good physical condition.
Does anyone know if it will be warm enough in April and/or May in Tasmania for hiking? Camping? Could it snow or get below freezing at night? Is there a better time of year to go? Any suggestions for trails to hike or take a short backpack trip? Do we need any permits?
One other thing - am obsessed with penguins. Any good places to see them? Also any other suggestions for viewing beautiful natural "must see" places would be appreciated, even if we have to drive there. Thanks!