I am departing for Antarctica in Dec from Hobart and as I last lived there as a 5 year old in the early 70s I would love to re-explore some places I remember and some I never got to see or have forgotten over time.
I was initially looking at booking a DIY private tour - basically a car and driver (as I am a non driver) but now a pal from Sydney has suggested they fly down and we rent a car and they will take me anywhere ! Yeay!!
As a non driver I tend to wayyy over estimate times and distances - and also forget that not all states have sights 8 hours apart like the west!
So I have grouped some things into single day blocks and am seeking opinions as to what is doable and what isnt.
The only days that are date specific are a saturday Dec 3 (for Salamanca Markets and CBD stuff) and Wed Dec 7 which is when I board the ship - so more wandering CBD stuff - maybe museums.
No flight booked yet so I am flexible and still working on exactly how many days I need to do all this.
So my days - in no specific order:
1) Hastings Caves, Tahune Air Walk, Russell Falls.
2) Bruny Island (via a tour I saw that does scenic flight there and back and a 3 hour scenic boat). Long all day thing.
3) Tassie Devil Conservation Park and Port Arthur.
4) MONA (whole day ?? what else can be done in this area from my list below)
So if thats 4 days plus a saturday and wednesday morning - what out of the below list can be included on any of the above days on the way to other things ?
Tas Museum & Art Gallery
Cat & Fiddle (childhood memory!)
Mt Wellington for both daytime and night time photos.
Photography from scenic points at Bellerive, Rosny Hill lookout (for Mount Welling views is morning or afternoon light better ?)
Richmond (bridge, buildings, gaol, model village).
Both myself and my friend are ones who like to mosey and take loads of photos from every angle - so not just leaping out of car, take a shot and straight back on the road. And I wouldnt call either of us fit so we wont be sprinting anywhere at great speed!!
Neither of us do seafood so generally happy to seek out a steak or chook meal anywhere that takes our fancy but happy for recommendations in the CBD near the wharf for night meals (italian or aussie usually).
The night before the ship leaves I join the passengers at the Grand Chancellor but for the other nights I will be looking for a 2 bedroom serviced apartment. Have only just started looking on wotif for ideas for that. No major hurry yet - more important to work out how many days I need for the flight booking.
Anyway - sorry its long - as a DE I hate it when people are vague and give no info to build an opinion on LOL !! Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.