Tasmania Travel Guide is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.
TPOL’s Guns & Butter Travel Guide is the best way to see as much as you can in as little time as possible. Here’s how it works – A trip is composed of two factors: Labor And Lazy. The opportunity cost (what is given up) for relaxing and being Lazy is gained by being adventurous in the form of Labor and vice versa. The guide includes inefficient activities i.e., tourist traps that should be avoided, and aspirational activities that are worth doing but may be impossible to see given the constraints of time and resources.
Have you ever been to Tasmania or “Tassie” as it is called by locals? Here’s what you should do and not do while you are there:
- Mount Wellington: Drive to the top to catch the sunrise.
- Salamanca Market: Go on a Saturday.
- Visit the weirdest museum in the world (see Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) Tasmania: What the £µ¢&!).
- Eat Fish & Chips (see What to Do in the Citaaay, City of Hobart).
- Bruny Island (see Why You Should Go to Bruny Island Tasmania).
- Rental Car: Unless you can afford it, skip renting a car for days on end. It is expensive. Attractions around Hobart are walking distance or accessible by boat. If you’re going to Bruny Island, then a car is advisable (see Renting a Car in Tasmania: The Devil Is on the Island).
- Hotels: Stay outdoors. Literally, find the cheapest accommodations, even if that is camping. Paying $130 for an ibis was not worth it.
I would’ve liked to have seen Mount Wellington, but overall I feel that my two nights in Tasmania were sufficient.