January 2009

Itinerary Issues

by Brendon on January 9, 2009


As I’m doing this itinerary I’m seeing that we’re running out of time.

I’ll post some general itinerary ideas here in terms of where we’ll go, rather than what we’ll do just so we have the basis for some sort of time frame.

Riley has purchased the Lonely Planet guide to Tassie so will have some ideas.  Anyone else please feel free to put your 2 cents worth in.

Day 1:  Thursday April 30 – Arrive in Hobart, pick up bikes and get settled.

Day 2:  Friday May 1 – Hobart to Huon to Hobart.  Easy 152 kms getting used to the bikes and seeing some nice scenery.  We end back in Hobart.

Day 3:  Saturday May 2 – Hobart – Port Arthur.  Worth a good look around down here.

Day 4:  Sunday May 3 – Port Arthur to Orford (East Coast). I’m thinking we might need to ride further and get up to Scamander or even Scottsdale. Must see is Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park.

Day 5:  Monday May 4 – Scamander through Launceston to Burnie.  Must see is the Gorge in Launceston.  Might be a few wineries to explore along the Tamar River near Launceston.

Day 6:  Tuesday May 5 – Burnie down to Strahan at Macquarie Harbour (West Coast).  Maybe do a river cruise.

Day 7:  Wednesday May 6 – Strahan to Cradle Mountain and down to Lake Pedder.

Day 8:  Thursday May 7 – Cradle Mountain down to Lake Pedder and out into New Norfolk (30 or so kms out of Hobart).

Day 9:  Friday May 8 – This is the day we take the bikes back so we might like to have a ride up the countryside through the middle of Tassie and get back to Hobart that way.

As I say, just ideas.

Check out Google Maps to give you some idea of the places.