I’m summarizing our route during the travel in Tasmania.
Our route with main destinations
1. Hobart Airport
2. Hobart City (Hotel : Wrest Point)
4. Freycinet National park
5. Launceston (Hotel : Auldington)
6. Tamar Valley to see vineyards
7. Raspberry Farm
8. Cradle Mountain (Hotel: Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village and Cradle Mountain Lodge)
9. Devonport Airport
Note: We made a mistake when moving from Richmond to Freycinet National Park. We should have gone for the east coast route in order to directly get to the park, but actually we didn’t. Our actual route to the park was through Ross as shown in the map above which took more time unnecessarily.
How did we move?
We used a car hired at Hobart Airport and dropped off it at Devonport Airport. If you want to move at your own pace or have any specific place to go. let’s hire a car so that you can make the most of your time.
Due to high demand, it is recommended that you book a rental car in advance.
How did we plan the route in detail?
Destinations where we wanted to visit were Hobart, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park. Given that there are three airports (Hobart, Launceston and Devonport) near the destinations, we fixed our main route starting at Hobart then ending at Devonport.
Then we looked into places where we can enjoy. The website below was very useful to find where to go.
Why the starting city was Hobart?
The first day of our travel was Saturday. Since Salamanca Market in Hobart takes place on Saturday only I opted to go to Hobart at the beginning of this travel.
Where we did not visit?
Since our time was limited we prioritized destinations. The below is a list showing where we did not visit.
- Port Arthur
- Mount Field National Park
- West Coast area
- Lake St Clair area of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Actually it is not possible to visit all places within several days.. I would like to get to Tasmania again to see above areas.
Planning well in advance is important to enjoy things in Tasmania as much as possible. Hope this post helps your planning if you are going to visit Tasmania.