Hello.. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids age 6 and 9,and have 6 days in Tasmania. It would be the last of our 3 week vacation in Aus before we fly back home to US. We would be coming from Cairns to Hobart and flying out of Launceston, and plan to rent a car in Hobart. After reading all the suggestions in this helpful forum, I have come up with the itinerary below would need some advice and tweaking from the experts..
--- 6 days-----
Day 1 Friday: Arrival. Do MONA. night at Hobart.
Day6: day trip(2.5 hours from Launceston) to Cradle MOuntain via Mole Creek. Visit Devils@cradle to see Tasmanian devil(might skip it as we are going to Bonorong). At Mole Creek tour caves and/or the Trowunna Wildlife Park--to see Tasmanian devils.
Day 7: Fly back to US via Melbourne.
We are all into wildlife(minus hubby) and would prefer to see the animals in wild instead of zoo.
Q1 .If we need to incorporate short hikes, where in the above itinerary would you recommend?
Q2.Day 3: We are open to skipping Port Arthur if all looks very rushed. Suggestions? We prefer driving instead of daily packing and unpacking for change hotels. So would not prefer to stay in Port Arthur. Either back to Hobart or off to Bicheno.
Q3: Day 3 and 4: Should we stay in Bicheno or Swansea?
As a side note, we are used to very long drives. So that is not an issue.
Thanks in advance