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Easter in Tasmania

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by PhilOCAU, Feb 7, 2022.

  1. PhilOCAU

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    Hi all, after staying local over Xmas and new year, I've been thinking of travelling interstate for the next school holidays.

    I did a bit of research about the tassie temperature during this time and it averages around 13.2c. I guess leading into winter and situating further south would make the temps lower.

    There would be 4 of us: 2 adults and 2 kuds (aged 9 and 11). Our interests are hiking. I love getting up for sunrise shots and also staying out for astrophotography.

    I wanted to ask if anyone has any experiences in Tas during this period.
     
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    Not OP but thanks for the links
     
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    OP any more details, eg fly or drive?
     
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    Should be flying into Launceston and then grabbing a hire car.

    Once locations have been decided, we will focus on booking our accommodation.
     
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    Cool, avoid paying the airport tax, by getting a hire car away from the airport. Bus, cab into the "city".
     
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    PhilOCAU

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    Now that's a great tip!

    I've always picked up my rental car from the airport.

    Will look into alternative rental car places outside of the airport.

    Any suggestions?
     
  8. Daft_Munt

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    I read over the weekend that airports are more expensive due to location and rent that the airport charges.

    Not off the top of my head. Work usually hire them on my behalf. East Coast car rentals are just down the road (1km) from the airport.
     
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  9. JSmithDTV

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    Online 3rd party insurance for rental car excess is cheaper that the car rental places... like 60% in many cases.



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    What's online 3rd party insurance?
     
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    Sorry maybe I phrased that strangely, I just mean rental car insurance by a company different to what the rental company provides (as it's often expensive).

    As an example;

    Rental car insurance | Cover-More Australia (covermore.com.au)

    If something did happen, you pay the rental company the damage excess and claim it back from the other insurer.

    Some credit cards offer some level of insurance for rental cars too, may want to check into that.



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    Ah I get you now. Looking around for insurance instead of going with the insurance that the rental car company offers.
     
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    If you're flying into Launceston thats where i am, i suggest heading up to the cradle mountain area in the central highlands, walks are aplently up that way and the surrounding areas, about a 2 hour drive from the city.

    Weather at that time of the year is non predicable, you could get a lovely day up there or could be snowing and blowing a gale you just never know.

    Then its only an 1hr & half back to the coast if you're keen on some small coastal towns beaches etc.

    *edit, cradle Mountain sunrise is breath taking
     
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  15. cynicalmike

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    sorry to thread hijack, but can someone from tassie plz tell me what months are driest? is December (eg. early to mid) OK for cycling south to north on the tas trail? and maybe a loop around? jetstar flights are cheap at the moment and i had book for a few weeks ago but ended up not going (lost $20 only, but i saw lots of rain happened so no regrets).

    a bit of rain is fine, but consecutive day downpours aren't fun in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    First off lol. Down here you can expect rain any time of year, but we dont really get consecutive days of downpours like other states. Winter is the exception to that.
     

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