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If you're interested in sharing transport or sightseeing with other people, look at the page Sightseeing With Other LCAers

Check out Wikitravel on Hobart and Tasmania too. (If pages aren't up to scratch, consider updating them with your findings.)


Car rental may be needed to reach much of Tasmania. The major inter-city public transport is offered by Redline and Tassielink buses. There are no passenger train services in Tasmania.

Half-day trips, close to Hobart

Mt Wellington

There are lots of great walks close to Hobart. Mt Wellington would be a good start, walks range from 2 hours to 5 hours, with varying levels of climb.

For Day trips, short drive:

Douglas-Apsley National Park

2 hours drive out of Hobart, no idea about how long any walks there are (Close to Wineglass Bay, closeish to St Helens).

Wineglass Bay

2 hours out of Hobart, plus maybe an hour's walk to get to the Bay -- I've done the walk, it's quite worthwhile to go right around Freycinet Peninsula, it's more like a day walk if you want to do that. (Close to Douglas-Apsley, closeish to Port Arthur)

Port Arthur

1 hour out of Hobart, definitely worth going to (and quite easy to get to) (Closeish to Wineglass Bay)

Mt Field

Is 1 hour out of Hobart, and has walks ranging from 20 minutes to 6 hoursish, plenty of nice waterfalls to see, if you like waterfalls.

Huon Valley, Southern Forests (Hartz Mountain & Tahune Airwalk), and Hastings Caves

You can get to Hastings in ~90 minutes, and are quite worth visiting (quite pretty caves), the Hartz Mountain National Park has some reasonably-lengthed walks, which you may enjoy. There are also plenty of fruit farms on the way (near Huonville) which will sell you apples or cherries for a decent price -- cherries in particular are in season at the moment, and so if you buy those, they'd be practically straight off the tree.

Overnight-2 night Stay:

Strahan/West Coast

4 Hours out of Hobart, plenty of things to see there -- the Wilderness Railway and any Cruise up the Gordon River are particularly worthwhile.

Bay of Fires

3-4 hours out of Hobart, apparently very good -- Lonely Planet reckons so, anyway! (Closeish to St Helens)

St Helens

3ish hours out of Hobart. (Closeish to Bay of Fires)

Seven Sheds Micro-Brewery, Meadery and Hop Garden

(Railton, half-hour south of Devonport)
Worth visiting if you're in the area.

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