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review 16 Mar 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The best parts of the vacation were walking in the National Parks, such as near Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. We also enjoyed the art galleries and museums in Melbourne.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Australia is huge so you can spend a lot of time driving, although roads are good they can be slow in hilly districts. Many outdoor activities are free so do not purchase expensive excursions without shopping around and considering alternatives. Eating out and drinking can be expensive and many cafes and restaurants close earlier than in Britain.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Tasmania in particular probably depends on tourism to a considerable extent. National parks and conservation areas depend on tourist entry fees for revenue although in the case of penguins at Phillips Island this seems to have reached ridiculous proportions with grandstands instead of bird hides and hundreds if not thousands of people jostling each other for a view of what are claimed to be nervous birds.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This trip was part vacation and part visiting our son who is living in Melbourne and who then joined us in Tasmania, we probably would not have chosen to visit Victoria otherwise. Tasmania was lovely but we were short of time because our son had limited time off work. Consequently this was not the best vacation, this is not a criticism but an inevitable result of the circumstances of our visit.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you did enjoy some of the sites of Tasmania and Australia and got to spend some time with your son.

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