Friday, February 12, 2016

Driving Around Tasmania

As promised, for those who are interested, the trip itinerary is below.

It's not as dense as the Japan one, since Tasmania is pretty laid back. We plan on chilling and going with the flow for the 10-ish days. Should you wish to do the same, the itinerary would suit you too :)


Day 1 – Monday & Tuesday
Monday - KL to Melbourne: 10:30pm – 8:30am
Tuesday - Melbourne to Hobart: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Day 2 – Wednesday
- Tasman National Park 
Address: C344, Eaglehawk Neck
*1 hour 10 minute drive from Hobart.
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (Opening hours: 10am to 4pm)
Address: Dunn Place, Hobart
- Maritime Museum of Tasmania  (Opening hours: 9am to 5pm)
Address: Corner Davey & Argyle Streets | Carnegie Building, Hobart.

Day 3 – Thursday
- Port Arthur (Opening hours: 9am to 8pm)
Address: Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Port Arthur
*1 hour 30 minute drive from Hobart.

Day 4 – Friday
- Mount Wellington Cycling Descent (10am tour)
Meet up address: Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre
- Mount Wellington Bushwalking
Address: Pinnacle Rd, Wellington Park.

Day 5 – Saturday
- Salamanca Market (Opening hours: 8am to 3pm)
Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart.
- Battery Point
- Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden (Opening hours: 8am to 6.30pm)
Address: Queens Domain, Hobart.


Day 6 – Sunday
Drive from Hobart to Scamander via Coastal Road.
- Coles Bay Wineglass Lookout
Address: Freycinet National Park - entrance and visitor reception are after Coles Bay township.
*2 hours 15 minutes drive from Hobart via Coastal Road.
- Eureka Farm (Opening hours: 8:30am to 5pm)
Address: 89 Upper Scamander Rd, Scamander.
*1 hour 40 minutes drive from Coles Bay.


Day 7 – Monday
- Bay of Fire and Binalong Bay
Address: 10 kilometres north of St Helens.
*15 minutes drive from Scamander.
- Pyengana Dairy Company (Opening hours: 9am to 5pm)
Address: St Columbafalls Rd, Pyengana
*50 minutes drive from Binalong Bay
- Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe (Opening hours: 7am to 5pm)
Address: 9 christmas Hills Rd, Elizabeth Town
*2 hour 30 minute drive from Pyengana
**1 hour 20 minute drive to Cradle Mountain from Elizabeth Town


Day 8 – Tuesday
- Dove Lake (2-hour circuit)
- And 3 other shorter trails
Address: St. Clair National Park.


Day 9 – Wednesday
Cradle Mountain to Launceston
*1 hour 40 minute drive to Burnie. 
- Maker’s Workshop (Opening hours: 9am to 5pm)
Address: 2 Bass Highway, Parklands.
- Fern Glade Reserve
*1 hour 40 minute drive from Burnie to Launceston


Day 10 – Thursday
- Cataract Gorge (Opening hours: 8am to 8pm)
Address: Main car park at the First Basin.
- Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (Opening hours: 10am to 4pm)
Art Gallery Address: Two Wellington Street, near Royal Park.
Museum Address: Two Invermay Road at Inveresk

Day 11 – Friday & Saturday
- City Park
Address: Cimitiere Street & Tamar Street

Friday - Launceston to Melbourne: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Saturday - Melbourne to KL: 12:45am – 7am

Check out my other posts on Tasmania:

Post-trip post: