Saturday, 11 June 2016

Itinerary : Melbourne - Tasmania Road Trip


Assalamualaikum, Salam Ramadhan.

Harap belum terlambat untuk saya ucapkan selamat menjalani ibadah puasa kepada semua pembaca sekalian. Semoga kita semua beroleh keberkatan. Hari ni saya nak kongsikan itinerary trip terbaru saya pada Mei 2016. Setelah enam bulan berhibernasi akhirnya dapat jugak travel balik. Syukur.

Trip ni kira last minute jugak la. Dah meroyan sangat masa study week. Tetiba Kenyalang Celup kluar promo return ticket KL-Melbourne  RM710. Hmmmm. Dah lama sangat teringin nak road trip ke Tasmania. Masa tu tengah mood nak travel solo. Tapi bila buat research, susah pulak nak solo travel kat sana. Public transport kurang. Cara terbaik untuk menikmati keindahan panorama Tasmania adalah dengan drive kereta.

Terus roger geng travel. Fuad ngam2 tengah free masa tu. Nak habiskan cuti sebelum masuk Master programme. Yang lain2 pulak exam jugak masa tu so tak dapat join. Saya ke Melbourne sorang dulu. 2 hari kemudian baru Fuad join. So ni dia itinerary penuh kami selama hampir 2 minggu kat bumi Australia. Harap ia membantu korang untuk plan trip ke sana.

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16/05/2016 (Mon):

2230:  Depart from KLIA2 (Air Asia D7 214)


17/05/2016 (Tue):

0820:  Arrive at Melbourne Airport
0900:  To city centre; 3 options:
- Skybus (AUD 18); 20 min journey; Skybus Coach Terminal is 290m from hotel
- Shuttle bus/Green bus (AUD 14)
- Public Transport Victoria/regular bus (AUD 4 or AUD 6 plus Myki card); 70-90 min

1000:  Leave bag at hotel’s reception counter and explore Melbourne CBD within Free Tram Zone
- Flinders Street Station
- Federation Square
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Hosier & Rutledge Lane (street art)
- Parliament House
- Victoria State Library
- Queen Victoria Market
- Etihad stadium

1630:  Check in hotel (Melbourne Connection – Mixed Dormitory – MYR 120.09)
- At the junction between King St. and Little Bourke St.


18/05/2016 (Wed):

Continue yesterday’s itinerary

 Flinders Street Railway Station

Rutledge Lane Street Art


19/05/2016 (Thu):

1030:  Check out and take bus to airport
1130:  Meet up with Fuad, check in flight
1430:  Depart to Hobart (Jetstar JQ711)
1545:  Arrive at Hobart Airport
-          Pick up car (Budget Rent a Car: Nissan Micra or similar Compact)
-          To Eaglehawk Neck (61.9km from airport)
1800:     Arrive at and check in Lufra Hotel and Apartments (Twin room – MYR 265.68)
-          Dinner

20/05/2016 (Fri):

0720:  Watch sunrise and breakfast. Attractions:
- Tessellated Pavement, Tasman's Arch, Blowhole & Devil's Kitchen.


Tessellated Pavement #1

Tessellated Pavement #2


0800:  Off to Kettering Ferry Terminal (108km/1h30m)
0930:  Arrive at to Kettering Ferry Terminal
1000:  Ferry to Bruny Islands (MV Bowen -  AUD33 return – 20 min journey)
-          North and South Bruny, The Neck Lookout, The Great Bay, The Cape Bruny lighthouse


 The Neck Lookout

 The Cape Bruny Lighthouse

North Bruny


1600:  Ferry back to Kettering Ferry Terminal
1630:  Off to Discovery Holiday parks – Mornington Hobart (40km)
1700:  Check in Discovery Holiday parks (Economy Cabin – 4 Berth – MYR 348.90)
-          Dinner


21/05/2016 (Sat):

0640:  Drive to Mount Wellington Lookout (28 km); Pinnacle Road is the only vehicle route

 Sunrise on the way to Mount Wellington

0722:  Summit of Kunanyi/Mount Wellington




0745:  Off to Mount Field National park (63km – 90 min)
-          Buy the National Park Pass at visitor centre
-          Attractions include Russell Falls, Lady Barron Falls, Horseshoe Fall

Russell Falls


1500:  Back to hotel and rest
1900:  Hobart Waterfront night view


22/05/2016 (Sun):

0800:  Check out hotel, off to Swansea (128 km) & Freycinet National Park (33 km from Swansea)
-          Wineglass Bay Lookout (1h hike)
-          Honeymoon Bay


 Wineglass Bay Lookout

Wineglass Bay


1600:  Off to Bicheno (14 km from & Freycinet National Park)
1630:  Check in Wintersun Gardens Motel, Bicheno (Twin room – MYR 281.14)


23/05/2016 (Mon):

0730:  Check out hotel, off to St. Helen (74 km) & Bay of Fires (21 km from St. Helen)


 St. Helen Town

 Bay Of Fires #1

Bay Of Fires #2


1500:  Off to Batman Fawkner Inn, Launceston (186 km – 2h30m)
1730:  Check in to Batman Fawkner Inn (Twin Room – MYR 197.11)


24/05/2016 (Tue):

0800:  Explore Launceston
-          Cataract Gorge
-          Tamar Island
-          Launceston City Park

Launceston City Park : Autumn Foliage

Cataract Gorge Chair Lift

Brunch: Smoked Salmon with Egg Benedict & Hollandaise Sauce, Scones and Coffees.


1500:  Check out, off to Davenport (98 km)
1630:  Check in The Argosy Hotel/Argosy Motor Inn (Standard Double Room – MYR 266.03)


Spellbinding Sunset at Davenport Ferry Terminal 


25/05/2016 (Wed):

0730:  Check out Hotel, off to cradle Mountain National Park (90 km)
0900:  Explore Cradle Mountain NP





1500:  Off to Launceston (150 km)
1730:  Check in Batman Fawkner Inn (Twin Room – MYR 197.11)


26/05/2016 (Thu):

0830:  Check out hotel, off to Hobart Airport (15 km)
0900:  Return rental car, check in flight
1200:  Depart to Melbourne (JQ734)
1305:  Arrive at Melbourne Airport
-          Pick up car (Apex Car Rental – Hyundai i20)
-          Off to Apollo Bay (207 km via M1)

 Split Point Lighthouse,  Aireys Inlet

Amazing reflection.

1700:  Check in Iluka Motel & Restaurant (Standard Room - MYR 492)


27/05/2016 (Fri):

0730:  Catch the sunrise by the beach& breakfast
0830:  Great Ocean Road
-          Cape Otway (31 km); Southernmost point of GOR, mainland Australia's oldest lighthouse
-          Glenaire Beach (22 km from Cape Otway)
-          Gibson steps & 12 Apostles (85 km from Iluka Motel)
-          Loch Ard Gorge (4 km from 12 Apostles)
-          London bridge (15 km from Loch Ard Gorge)

 Gibson Steps

12 Apostles


28/05/2016 (Sat):

0730:  Drive to Marriner’s Lookout (5km) to get an aerial view of Apollo Bay



0830:  Check out, off to Melbourne CBD (197km – 3h)
1130:  Travel around Melbourne CBD
1930:  To Melbourne Airport (23km) & rental car return
2030:  Check in Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport (Standard Room – MYR 357.30)

 Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes: Tak termasuk dalam itinerary tapi sempat jejak kaki.


29/05/2016 (Sun):

0935:  Depart from Melbourne Airport (Air Asia D7 215)
1555:  Arrive at KLIA2

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Selamat berbuka! Assalamualaikum.