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Tasmania feedback please

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We are in planning stages for what will be our third trip to Australia - actively, I guess, given that we've discussed returning even before we left the continent during our last visit in 2013. Our third visit will coincide on the New Year's holidays as we look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime in Sydney to mark the occasion.

During our prior trips we've visited Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Litchfield NP, and Uluru. We've experience the Blue Mountains and the Great Ocean Road as well.

With NYE festivities as our anchor, we are thinking of spending 6-7 nights in Sydney leading up to New Year's. From there, given our interest in wildlife and the outdoors and the time of year, we have decided on 10 nights in Tasmania followed by 5 nights in Melbourne.

Our biggest disadvantage will be that we won't be hiring our own wheels. Instead we will rely on public bus services where available and supplement it with private transfers. And we want to make sure we have time to really enjoy the places we're visiting so I'm thinking three places over 10 nights.

Our initial thoughts are to fly into Hobart, where we would spend 5 nights seeing the city and the surrounding area and taking day trips. Port Arthur is on our list as is Bruny Island. From Hobart, we are considering dividing the remaining 5 nights between Strahan and Cradle Mountain. We would then fly from Devonport or Launceston to Melbourne. Do our choices sound realistic?

I appreciate any feedback and suggestions you could offer. Thank you.

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