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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2016
Highlights?  (5 Answers)

We have 5 days in Tasmania in Feb 2017 and we have a car. What are the musts we have to see/visit whilst there? Never been, no nothing about it. Grateful for any tips!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2016
Is it a good time to go Tasmania in April 2017  (13 Answers)

Is my first time going to Tasmania, is April a good time ? Or any suggested month? What is the attraction during the period of April? 4 Senior Member travelling, no hiking or tough activities


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2016
Hire a campervan in Melbourne or Tassy?  (5 Answers)

Hi, I am planning to travel to Tasmania next summer for a fortnight self-drive trip with my husband. I wondered, does anyone have any experience with campervan hire? Am I better off to fly from Perth to Melbourne and hire the camper there to take over on the ferry, or fly Perth to Hobart and hire the camper in Tasmania? I just wondered, with high volume of customers in Melbourne, if my range of choices/prices would be better? Thanks in advance. Caro.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2015
Transport  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone I have a question about public transportation in Tasmania. Is it possible to travel by bus, because I dont have a driverslicense. Or is it to hard to travel on the island with a bus?

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2015
tent safety  (3 Answers)

Has anyone ever tented in Tasmania, I would like to know if it is safe enough to camp in a tent? ie from animals, weather etc.What do people recommend? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2015
Name of a Bakery  (1 Answer)

My friends are visiting Tasmania in a couple of weeks and have had no success in discovering the name of the bakery that Princess Mary of Denmark visits inTasmania.
Virtual Tourist will help said I....so my friends do not let me down....can anyone tell me please?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2015
Spirit of Tasmania  (2 Answers)

has any one used "Travel with a Cause" to book trip to Tasmania


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 24, 2015
Driving with a small car?  (8 Answers)

Hi ! ill be driving to Tasmania via melb , on a Suzuki swift 1.2L hatchback. From what I gathered the roads are pretty steepy in Tasmania? Will a small 1200 cc Suzuki be able to take the pressure of driving round the island? ill be staying 10 days .. driving from Devonport -- bicheon -- Swansea -- Hobart -- cradle mountain -- Devonport. And is gps navigation important ? Do advise and thanks in advance!
cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2014
Tasmania by foot/Anyone on Tasmania on 3rd - 4th Oct 2014?  (3 Answers)

I am fascinated by Tasmania, eversince I watched a movie filmed in Tasmania. Since, I am in Sydney, I decided to visit Tasmania on the end of my trip. My worry is, since I dont drive, will it still possible to navigate Tasmania tourist spots by public transport? I know it almost impossible but at least I will cover some places.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2014
Booking tours through Global Journeys  (2 Answers)

Has anyone booked a coach tour through Global Journeys? Their prices are so much better than booking with AAT Kings directly that they seem too good to be true.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2013
Trip suggestions/tips/things to see & do in Tasmania for 22 days during December2013 & January2014  (4 Answers)

Trip Suggestions/tips/ advice/ things to see & do for the following itinerary will be much appreciated:

I am not really keen to visit a zoo/animal park, adventure rides/adrenaline challenges, hiking/(bush)walking too long (i.e. greater than 10-12 km return) trails.
I do enjoy nature, bit of museum visits, visiting historic sites & learning/cultural centres, gentle hiking,(bush)walking upto 10km, visiting small towns & cities, wineries, eateries, beaches, short climbs, scenic drives.

A)Day 1, 2 &3: In & around Hobart & day trips from Hobart.

B)Day 4: Bruny Island but can’t take my 2 wheel drive to Bruny because of many unsealed roads.

C)Day 5: Port Arthur

D) Day 6: Bronte Park Village, around Derwent Bridge Area

E) Day 7: Strahan

F) Day 8 & 9: Tullah(visit attractions like Cradle Mountain, Leven Canyon & Mole Creek Caves?? with Tullah as base)

G) Day 10: Stanley (not planning to take the Arthur River Cruise)

H) Day 11: Devonport & on the way see Burnie

I) Day 12: George Town

J) Day 13 & 14: St Helens, Bay of fire

K) Day 15 & 16: Coles Bay, Freycinet Peninsula

L) Day 17: Bicheno
Any possibility to see Ross,Cambeltown, EvanDale on route during this time?

M) Day 18: Deloraine

N) Day 19,20, 21 & half of Day22: In & around Launceston & day trips from Launceston

Thanks for your suggestions/tips/ advice.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2013
travelling with kids  (2 Answers)

things to do and see in southern or southeast Tasmania November 2013 whilst on holidays travelling with 2 and 5 year olds


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2013
Transport Launceston to Bridport  (1 Answer)

How do I get from Launceston Airport to Bridport to catch the boat to Flinders Island? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2013
Strahan vs Mount wilderness  (4 Answers)

Hi,
We plan to drive around Tasmania startiong from Hobart. One of the itinerary suggested by travel agent is stay 1 night in Strahan and 2 nights Mount Wilderness ( ? not sure the name, somewhe around the park)
My husband think maybe better 2 days in Strahan instead, but I browsed about those places looks like more to do in Mount Wilderness.
Anyone has any experiences? We'll travel around X'mast
Big thanks as always


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2013
Travel company  (1 Answer)

Thinking of booking Spirit of Tasmania through Travel With A Cause Inc, are they a reliable company?

Thankyou....Carol


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2012
3 days suggestions for tasmania  (6 Answers)

We have only 3 days in tasmania. What should we prioritise and do?

And my sister may stay longer. What do you suggest to her : stay longer in tasmania or go to new zealand ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2011
Christmas 2011 in Tasmania  (2 Answers)

Hi, I will be travelling by myself to Tasmania, arriving Hobart Monday 19 December, hired a car until Wednesday 28th December. I would love to stay in a nice small hostel (where your not a room number) over Christmas, anywhere on the island (beach/mountain-don't care as long as the owners are nice and everyone will have a nice lunch together etc etc). Would like any suggestions, thank you.
PS - have read members top 10 suggestions for places to visit (very informative)and will be including a few on my list of things to see and do.
Cheers, John.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2010
Abalone Farm  (2 Answers)

Is there abalone farm open to be visited by a tourist? My family wish to visit an abalone farm very much. Much grateful if any VT members can give me advice.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2008
North west tasmania  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone,
My husband and I are going to tasmania for 1 week from 20th July. We have rented a little cottage on 5 acres at Penguin. While we are there we plan to have a look at cradle mountain, queenstown and strahan. Any tips on where to eat, what to see, must do"s would be appreciated.





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