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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 05:55 AM
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AUSTRALIA

Would appreciate feedback on the following....

Day 1 - arrive SYD early morning from NRT
Day 2 - Sydney
Day 3 - Sydney
Day 4 - fly to Hobart......spend 2 nights
Day 6 - rent car.......1 night in Freycinet NP
Day 7 - drive to Cradle Mountain......spend 2 nights
Day 8 - fly Launceton to Melbourne.....overnight
Day 9 - rent car......drive to Apollo Bay......spend 2 nights
Day 11 - drive to Port Fairy......spend 2 nights
Day 13 - drive to Port Campbell......overnight
Day 14 - return to Melbourne.......spend 2 nights
Day 15 - early AM fly to Sydney......overnight
Day 16 - depart from Sydney

I wish I had more time for Australia but this is first visit. Thoughts / doable / too ambitious ??
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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 10:49 AM
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Your addition doesn't work. At least two of your "spend two nights" stops don't account for the second night - see Day 7 and 14.
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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 11:19 AM
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You are correct....typing error on my part. Thank you for picking that up. Actually 18 days as follows :

Day 1 - arrive SYD early morning from NRT
Day 2 - Sydney
Day 3 - Sydney
Day 4 - fly to Hobart......spend 2 nights
Day 6 - rent car.......1 night in Freycinet NP
Day 7 - drive to Cradle Mountain......spend 2 nights
Day 9 - fly Launceton to Melbourne.....overnight
Day 10 - rent car......drive to Apollo Bay......spend 2 nights
Day 12 - drive to Port Fairy......spend 2 nights
Day 14 - drive to Port Campbell......overnight
Day 15 - return to Melbourne.......spend 2 nights
Day 17 - early AM fly to Sydney......overnight
Day 18 - depart from Sydney
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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 02:32 PM
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Personally, I find one night stays worthless as it leaves no time to see the place one has flown/driven to. By the time you check in and get settled, it's time to check out and move on. One night in Freycinet doesn't leave you much time to actually experience the area - there are some lovely walks amongst other things.

I don't like two night stays either, as they only allow one full day to explore and it leaves absolutely no wiggle room for crap weather.

Trying to see three states in so few days means a lot of moving around and not a whole lot of DOING.

Is there a reason you're breaking up your stay in SYD?

Have you considered starting in MELB and ending in SYD or vice versa? Much less disruptive. Hobart is easily reached from MELB.
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In love your itinerary. Your only doing one night in Freycinet NP, but if you leave Hobart after breakfast, you can be there by mid-morning, so make the most of it, because the next day you'll have a long drive to Cradle Mountain.

Freycinet is the only item I would quibble with - I would rather drive via Queenstown and Rosebery to Cradle Mountain.

Have a great time!
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Old Aug 27th, 2016, 01:12 PM
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What time of year?
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