There are some amazing experiences to be discovered on a Lap of Tasmania. Kylie, Dan and Ava enjoyed 14 days in Tasmania, and this is their story!
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Who are you?
Kylie, Dan and Ava (5yo) and we are from Queensland
When did you do your Lap of Tasmania?
Spring – September 2019
How many days did you spend in Tasmania?
What vehicle did you use?
We hired a 5-seater sedan
What car hire company did you use?
We used Thrifty
What were your favourite experiences?
- Enjoying the snow on Mount Wellington
- A day trip to Bruny Island, visiting Cygnet and Huonville as well
- Waldheim Cabins at Cradle Mountain were amazing, and we loved hiking to Kitchen Hut
- Going hiking along the Overland Track (Cradle Mountain) and to Shipstern’s Bluff/Cape Raoul (Tasman Peninsula)
- McHenry’s Gin (Tasman Peninsula)
- Salamanca Markets (Hobart)
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (Hobart).
- The abundance of amazing hiking and well maintained walking tracks all across Tasmania
How many of the ‘Big 12’ did you see?
We saw four of the ‘Big 12’ – but we had seen a few others on a previous visit. It gives us a reason to return!
What was your favourite accommodation?
We loved Waldheim Cabins. Unlike other Cradle Mountain accommodation options they are located inside Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. You cannot get any closer to the mountain (or wombats!) than that 😊
What tips and advice do you have for other travellers?
Travelling with kids – Check with your airline carrier, because when you travel with a child you may be entitled to bring a car seat (and port-a-cot etc.) free of charge. Not only does it save money on hiring one, but you can also pack your bulky jackets and extra clothes in as ‘padding’ 😉
Car hire in the snow – Check with your hire company regarding ‘snow cover’ and whether it is included or if it is going to cost you extra. Thrifty charged us an additional $25/day for every single day of our WHOLE trip!
Car hire in general – Remember to check the tyres of the hire car. Our first one needed to be replaced as the front tyres were bald – dangerous for any trips on Tassie roads.
How would you sum up your Lap of Tasmania holiday?
“An absolutely wonderful family adventure – hiking, history and huge amount of wildlife. Plus the snow! This was a very affordable family holiday and we are already planning our next trip. Thanks Andrew and LOT!”