We flew into Launceston where we picked up our rental car. The rental was a brand new Hyundai Elantra which was very spacious and had enough room for 4 passengers and 4 small suitcases.
We had requested a satellite navigation system that allowed us to comfortably relax and enjoy the hilly terrain on our 20 minute drive from the airport to the city centre. In the evening we went to a fabulous play written by upcoming Melbourne based play write Elise Hearst. The play was called The Sea Project and was thoroughly enjoyable.
We spent the night at Kurrajong Bed and Breakfast which we highly recommend. The rooms had well appointed king sized beds and ensuites.  The full breakfast provided in the morning was scrumptious and includes homemade jams.
We spent the day exploring the many sites of Launceston. We visited the Gorge which is only a 10 minute drive from the city centre. The nature park has a basin where the river flows into and is simply stunning . Within the national park there are many different walks along the river that can be experienced. All of these walks include magnificent views of the city. A good idea is to take the chairlift one way over the basin and then walk one way.
On Sunday we drove to Hobart via the Heritage Highway. The drive to Hobart is 2.5 hours and there is an option to go via the coast. We had a lovely scenic drive and decided to stop off at Oyster Bay for some lunch.
After arriving in Hobart we visited the Botanical Gardens which overlooks the Derwent River. There are so many fabulous walks to do within the gardens and you get to enjoy the views of the Derwent river during your walks.
After all of our driving and walking we spent the night at The Islington Boutique Hotel in Hobart. The next morning we were excited to explore the Museum Of Modern Art which is a spectacular new attraction in Hobart. The standout feature of the Museum is that you can take a guided tour which is saved onto an Ipod. You can then log onto the Museum Of Modern Art’s website and watch your own guided tour.
Tasmania provided us with everything we could have wanted from our weekend away and we will definitely be back. There is so much to see and do that will entice us to return.

We flew into Launceston where we picked up our rental car. The rental was a brand new Hyundai Elantra which was very spacious and had enough room for 4 passengers and 4 small suitcases.We had requested a satellite navigation system that allowed us to comfortably relax and enjoy the hilly terrain on our 20 minute drive from the airport to the city centre. In the evening we went to a fabulous play written by upcoming Melbourne based play write Elise Hearst. The play was called The Sea Project and was thoroughly enjoyable.We spent the night at Kurrajong Bed and Breakfast which we highly recommend. The rooms had well appointed king sized beds and ensuites.  The full breakfast provided in the morning was scrumptious and includes homemade jams.We spent the day exploring the many sites of Launceston. We visited the Gorge which is only a 10 minute drive from the city centre. The nature park has a basin where the river flows into and is simply stunning . Within the national park there are many different walks along the river that can be experienced. All of these walks include magnificent views of the city. A good idea is to take the chairlift one way over the basin and then walk one way.On Sunday we drove to Hobart via the Heritage Highway. The drive to Hobart is 2.5 hours and there is an option to go via the coast. We had a lovely scenic drive and decided to stop off at Oyster Bay for some lunch.After arriving in Hobart we visited the Botanical Gardens which overlooks the Derwent River. There are so many fabulous walks to do within the gardens and you get to enjoy the views of the Derwent river during your walks.After all of our driving and walking we spent the night at The Islington Boutique Hotel in Hobart. The next morning we were excited to explore the Museum Of Modern Art which is a spectacular new attraction in Hobart. The standout feature of the Museum is that you can take a guided tour which is saved onto an Ipod. You can then log onto the Museum Of Modern Art’s website and watch your own guided tour. Tasmania provided us with everything we could have wanted from our weekend away and we will definitely be back. There is so much to see and do that will entice us to return.

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