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bus from launceston to craddle mountain

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bus from launceston to craddle mountain

appreciate info on best & cheapest way to get from launceston to the overland track, then back again, or on to hobart.

many thanks, steve

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1. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

Hi Steve

So you're planning to do the Overland Track? Check out this link for a bus service that should meet your needs:

www.tassielink.com.au/walking-track-fares.htm

Lani

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2. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

Oh, and here is the link to the Parks & Wildlife page that provides information about accessing the parks and walking tracks around the state:

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=5766

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3. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

You've got good advice and excellent links from Lani.

Just to make sure about the logistics of the walk though, I'm sure you're aware it's a one way trip - starts at Cradle, ends at Lake St Clair.

Depending on where you want to go from Lake St Clair. Hobart is closest (and cheapest by bus), but if you must get back to Launceston it'll take much longer in the bus and cost more.

Luigi

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4. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

We just walked the Overland Track a few weeks ago. This is what we did: took the Tassielink 8:45 AM bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain visitor center, arriving about noon. Stayed overnight in Waldheim Cabins in order to start the track early the next day, as we are slower than some other walkers, and the first day is hard. After walking the track we took the boat from Narcissus Hut at 9:30 the last day, connecting at Cynthia Bay to the Tassielink bus to Hobart at 11:45, arriving Hobart at 2:30. For an extra $10, Tassielink will transfer you excess baggage that you don't need on the track. This all worked just fine. This is the walker's package and we paid $99 each person.

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5. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

Hi Lani,

Thankyou very much for the links, we've booked our tickets on the bus.

The only part of the plan remaining is to find a comfy hotel in hobart, with a spa [ for our sore feet! ].

Cheers, Steve

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6. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

Hi Jean & Luigi,

Thanks for the reply's, Hobart does seem to be the best option after completing the hike.

Cheers, Steve

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7. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

No worries Steve.

Let us know how the walk goes. Wotif.com is a good option for looking for your Hobart hotel.

Lani

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8. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

Thanks Lani,

Will check 'Wotif', "Lastminute" is similar. Can't wait to begin walk, counting down the days [ 36 to go! ] and will let you know how we fared.

Steve

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9. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

Please can someone tell me where in Launceston the bus for Cradle Mountain departs from?? I am having trouble with the Tassie Link web page from Canada and no response to the email I sent yet.

Thanx Annie

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10. Re: bus from launceston to craddle mountain

Hi Steve

I found this on their FAQ page:

1) Where are the Tassielink terminals located?

A) Launceston- Cornwall Square Transit Centre, Corner St John and Cimitiere Streets

Hobart - Hobart Bus Terminal, 64 Brisbane Street.

In Launceston the travel centre is also located within the Cornwall Square complex. Let me know if you need further directions.

Lani

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