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Self drive sugestions

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Self drive sugestions

I am visiting Tassie for my daughter's wedding in March 2013. Have booked flights to arrive in Launceston on the 20th, wedding 24th and then off to tour and booked flights out of Hobart on Sun 31st. Will be staying in Port Sorell prior to the wedding at Hounds Inn and then Hawley House the day of and before the wedding to help set up.

Mum will be travelling with me.

Would like some suggestions as to a comfortable self drive. We are into natural beauty but mum not able to hike too much(84 but pretty fit). Also love to see some lovely old homes and quaint towns.

look forward to any ideas.

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1. Re: Self drive sugestions

In seven days you probably have time to see about half the state.

Given your interests, I'd focus on the middle of the state. Head south through Launceston. Spend a day there and do the guided historic walking tour (easy walk): 1842.com.au/launceston_historic_walks.html

Also see Franklin House and the Old Umbrella Shop. Maybe go to cataract Gorge.

nationaltrusttas.org.au/properties-franklinh…

nationaltrusttas.org.au/properties-oldumbrel…

http://www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au/

Head south via Longford and see UNESCO World Heritage listed Woolmers and Brickendon: http://www.woolmers.com.au/

http://brickendon.com.au/

Go to Ross and see the Female Factory and the convict-built bridge: www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2770

tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g255096…

Then head to Oatlands to see Australia's largest collection of sandstone cottages and Callington Mill: http://callingtonmill.com.au/

Then travel through Kempton to see a few remaining multi-paned shop windows and some grand mansions, before heading to Bonorong Wildlife Park near Brighton and seeing a few more country mansions on the way.

From Bonorong, continue on to Richmond for another old bridge and the convict gaol:

http://www.bonorong.com.au/

environment.gov.au/heritage/…index.html

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2749

A detour to the Tasman Peninsula to see Eaglehawk Neck, the Officers Barracks and dogline and then on to Port Arthur:

http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=6491

http://www.portarthur.org.au/

Then head to Hobart for Salamanca, a trip up Mount Wellington and a visit to places like the Penitentiary Chapel and the shot tower.

http://www.penitentiarychapel.com/

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2820

And do Louisa's walk: http://livehistoryhobart.com.au/

A wander through Battery Point is also good, but to see an intact battery, you'll need to head across the river to Kangaroo Bluff: www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2665

More interesting things in Hobart are listed here: tripadvisor.com.au/GoListDetail-i23142-Luigi…

Hope this helps,

Luigi

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2. Re: Self drive sugestions

Wow. thank you Luigi-a totally different plan to my original. Will definitley reassess.

Cheers

alison

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3. Re: Self drive sugestions

It's a darn good one - even if I do say so myself. :)))

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