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Mt Field or Tasman Peninsula for wildlife + many other southern Tassie ?s

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We're returning to Tassie in July, this time flying in and out of Hobart and staying in the south. Our primary interests are wildlife, nature, food and wine. We would like to spend time in Hobart (I would like to visit MONA), Huon Valley and Bruny Island (I want to see white wallabies). We would like to add one more destination but can't decide between Mt Field or the Tasman Peninsula. Which one would you suggest is better for wildlife viewing opportunities or if they're both good, is there anything we're more likely to see at one vs the other (understanding that there are no guarantees)?

If we decide on Mt Field, where should we stay? I read about Russell Falls Holiday Cottages but can't seem to find a website or a source for online booking. Is it still operating? Are there other options?

If we choose the Tasman Peninsula, is there any place we should be looking specifically for wildlife? There seem to be plenty of accommodations here so no problem with that.

I realize every place I've listed is within day trip distance from Hobart but we prefer to stay on site where possible (particularly for wildlife) and will probably spend a couple of nights at each location. We like to have a relaxing and leisurely pace without long drives or feeling rushed. We also don't mind cold/wet/snow (we've been to Cradle Mt in August).

I was thinking of renting from Bargain Car Rentals since they allow their cars on Bruny. Has anyone rented from them before or have experience with another car hire company that allows cars on Bruny? I've read about queues for the Bruny ferry but I'm guessing that's more of an issue in summer? How early do we need to be at the dock?

We'll likely visit one wildlife sanctuary and I was thinking Bonorong.

We would like to do some wine tasting. Are most cellar doors open in winter and any particular ones you'd recommend?

Any food suggestions along our route would be appreciated too, restaurants, bakeries, artisanal producers, etc. We eat everything. If we only have one dinner in Hobart, should we go to Garagistes? What if we have the opportunity for a second dinner? Has anyone eaten at the wine bar or restaurant at MONA? Unfortunately it looks like we'll miss the Salamanca Market as we'll be in Hobart midweek.


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