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3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

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3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

Hi Everyone

We are heading off on our honeymoon In November, just for 3 days.

We arrive at 8am on a Friday, and depart at 10pm on a Sunday, so we have plenty of time.

We're Driving from Launcestor to Hobart.

Our main plan is to see Coles Bay/Freycienet & Hobart.

My main question is, is it better to spent 2 nights in Coles Bay, or 1night in Coles bay, 1 night in Hobart.

We're pretty active, and love food & adventure, so my assumption is 2xnights Coles bay, however I've been assured there's plenty to see in Hobart.

Any suggestions for activities would be great too. We definitely want to see some wineries and have some great food. Also - perhaps looking at walks or kayaking?

Thanks

Cara

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1. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

Hi,

I would do 1 night Coles Bay / 2 nights Hobart as there are soo many attractions in Hobart to see...

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2. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

Have a look at the Top Questions on the right hand side of the Hobart forum page for things to see and do in Hobart.

I think you would be better off with the extra time in Hobart.

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3. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

This is your honeymoon so I suggest you fly in and out of Launceston and stay at Cradle Mountain Lodge for two nights in a King Billy Suite. You would have a log fire, private outdoors hot tub and deluxe spa bathroom. We stayed in a Traditional Spa Cabin and it was excellent so I can assume the King Billy Suite is outstanding. There are lots of lovely walks or serious day hikes in the area and the park abounds with native wildlife. If you decide to stay in the Coles Bay area I recommend two nights at the Freycinet Lodge. The lodge area is excellent with a bar, bistro and a great restaurant. There are nice walks, quad bike adventures and lovely beaches next to the lodge and I suggest you pay the extra for a Premier Spa Cabin by the beach. (You need to ring and ask about the availability of the beachside cabins.)

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4. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

Well there is plenty to see in Hobart but since you only have three nights you have some decisions to make. If you're active and you love adventure then I would spend two nights in the Freycinet area as it's a magnificent national park with good walks and scenery. The walk up to the Wine Glass Bay lookout is challenging but ultimately rewarding, especially on a sunny day. You could easily spend a couple of days here.

That said, Coles Bay is small and there aren't a great deal of accommodation options. Bicheno is 45 minutes drive away and has more accommodation and dining options, or you could see if there's a nice B&B in the area.

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5. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

I think some have misread tour plan....you only have 2 nights not three? I'd spend 1 in Coles bay and one in Hobart. Or you could spend 1 night Coles Bay, 1 night Tasman Peninsula (great walking/Tasman Island Cruise) and still visit Hobart the day you fly out...have a nice walk around waterfornt and have a good dinner before your flight.

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6. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

Thanks everyone for the advice.

We actually only have 2 nights, ( Friday and Saturday) with 3 full days.

Flights have already been booked as we got them really cheap from Melbourne. We fly into Launceston and out from Hobart.

We understand there's heaps to do and it's a shame we only have a few days, we are just treating this as a mini moon as we're heading just a couple of days after our wedding, and planning a bigger honeymoon at a later stage.

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7. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

Stay the first night at Freycinet Lodge and then drive to Hobart.

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8. Re: 3 day honeymoon. Coles Bay Vs Hobart

I kinda think the wedding has been and gone last year sometime.

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