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10 Days Tour or just Day tours?

Sungai Buloh...
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10 Days Tour or just Day tours?


I will be travelling around Tasmania alone in the month of July. My dilemma is whether should I sign up for a package tour or just go around by myself. I planned to visit the whole of Tasmania including Cataract Gorge, Bay of Fires, Bruny Island, Mount Wellington and etc.

Would it be cheaper to sign up for a tour that includes everything?

Any suggestions or sharing of experience will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Tasmania, Australia
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1. Re: 10 Days Tour or just Day tours?

The alternatives are to join a tour or to rent your own car. Relying on public transport to get around is not viable.

So, of those two, joining a tour is least effort, but you get what your given. Drive yourself and you can where you want. However, a tour is also able to cover more distances than you could driving alone.

Take a browse through the websites of the tour companies listed on this page: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g255097-s407/Hobart:Australia:Day.Trips.html


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2. Re: 10 Days Tour or just Day tours?

I'm thinking of going to Tasmania in October/November this year and am faced with the same problem.

If you decide to go down the guided tour route also have a look at www.tasmaniatours.com.au which appear to offer a wide range of tours and before anyone asks I have no connection with the company, have never visited Tasmania and don't know anyone who lives there.

Darwin, Australia
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3. Re: 10 Days Tour or just Day tours?

Day tours are not a practical way to see much of Tasmania - the distances are just too great. We hired a car and would highly recommend that option. If you do this consider flying into Launceston and out of Hobart or vice versa to cut down driving time.

Otherwise a tour is the way to go.

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