Bring A Jacket! This Is The Only Tasmania Itinerary You Need

Bring A Jacket! This Is The Only Tasmania Itinerary You Need

Eat + stay + play = sorted

By Kate von Euw | 25th August 2021

Stunning beaches, glittering lakes, majestic mountains, and lavish eateries are enough of a reason to put Tasmania on your travel hit list but here’s one more – with the small island’s borders now open to us lucky Queenslanders, what are you waiting for?

Okay, so now we’ve sold you on going but what to do and where to go? Worry not! We’ve sorted your travel guide with our Style-approved eat, stay, and play recommendations to make the most of your Tassie vaycay. Book in that annual leave and let’s go explorin’!

Launceston

A riverside hub of food, wine and culture, Launceston is situated in northern Tasmania and famed for Cataract Gorge, panoramic views, picturesque gardens and its elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture.

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  • Josef Chromy Winery: Explore the picturesque plains and go BTS of premium wine production with an exquisite cellar door experience.
  • Cataract Gorge: Walk the trails for panoramic river views, hop aboard the chairlift, and check out the family-friendly attraction, Penny Royal Adventures.
  • Low Head Penguin Colony Tour: Learn more about the endearing fairy penguins who inhabit the Tasmanian wetlands with a one-hour guided night tour.

Hobart

Tasmania’s capital and the second oldest capital in Australia after Sydney, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle, surrounded by exceptional beauty. From captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, there’s something to explore for everyone!

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  • Museum of Old and New Art: Explore the three levels of underground galleries that showcase spectacular pieces, then kick back at one of the many bars and restaurants within the precinct.
  • Mt Wellington / Kunanyui Summit: Take the scenic route to the summit through temperate rainforest and glacial rock formations; a journey ending in panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, and the Tasman Peninsula.
  • Coal River Farm: Visit Tasmania’s rural hub of cheese and chocolate, where you can pick your own berries and indulge in farm tastings.

Bruny Island

Presenting Tasmania’s premier island destination: Bruny Island. Providing the ultimate wilderness experience, Bruny Island is best known for its spectacular bushwalks, water exploration activities, locally sourced produce, and of course, its abundance of wildlife.

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  • Bruny Island Cheese and Beer Co: Tour the artisan premises, admiring the cheesemaking processes, then settle outside amongst the greenery and relax with a selection of cheeses and a beer tasting paddle.
  • Relax at Adventure Bay: Settle in with a good book, walk along the sandy stretches, or go for a paddle (if you’re gutsy!).
  • Bruny Island Eco-Cruise: Spot dolphins, seals, and whales on a three-hour exploration of Bruny’s rugged southern coastline.

 

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Bay of Fires

Known all over the world for its extraordinary clear blue seas, stunning white beaches and striking orange lichen-cloaked boulders, Tasmania’s Bay of Fires is an idyllic must-visit.

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Port Arthur

Named after lieutenant governor, George Arthur, Port Arthur is best known for being a 19th century penal colony. Bursting with rich history and chilling stories, be sure to visit Port Arthur’s Historic Site for an interactive, eye-opening history lesson you won’t forget!

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Strahan

Nestled on the shores of Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the world heritage-listed Franklin-Gordan Wild Rivers National Park. Bursting with stories from the days of convicts and pioneers toughing it out in Tassie’s wild west, Strahan is a unique travel destination with plenty on offer for every type of traveller!

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Bridport

Situated in Tasmania’s north-east, Bridport is a popular beachside holiday destination overlooking Anderson Bay. Surrounded by bushland reserves and white sand landscapes, kick back, relax and let the day pass you by – it’s the ideal relaxation staycation!

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  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate: Stroll through the stunning mauve fields and snap a pic for the ‘gram, visit the gift shop for lavender-inspired spa products, then finish off your visit with lavender scones and ice cream at the Estate cafe.
  • Barnbougle Dunes: Explore Australia’s premier golf destination with courses for both the enthusiast and social golfer
  • Pipers Brooke Vineyard: Take a cellar door tour and uncover the blends and inspirations of exquisite labels such as the Ninth Island, Pipers Brook, and Kreglinger.

Lake St Clair

A renowned part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Lake St Clair is every adventurer’s dream. From leisurely lakeside strolls to beautiful forest trails and spectacular summit views, the enchanting presence of this tranquil destination is truly mesmerising. Go see for yourself!

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  • Dove Lake Circuit at Cradle Mountain: Hike the 5.7km loop trail at Dove Lake and venture beneath the craggy spires of the indomitable Cradle Mountain – a Tassie bucket list must-do!
  • Devils @ Cradle: Visit the world-class conservation facility at Tassie’s premier wilderness destination, wander through the sanctuary, or join a personalised guided tour that includes a close-up animal encounter.
  • Cradle Mountain Canyons: Launch yourself off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs, and shoot through nature’s waterslides – the most exhilarating way to experience the World Heritage wilderness at Cradle Mountain.

Coles Bay 

A popular holiday town on the east coast of Tasmania, Coles Bay forms a gateway to the breathtakingly beautiful Freycinet National Park. The idyllic landscapes coupled with the stunning coastal scenery of Great Oyster Bay and the pink-hued granite peaks of The Hazards mountains give this town a spellbinding charm that is hard to beat!

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  • Wineglass Bay: Walk the 2-hour track from Freycinet National Park through The Hazards to a rocky lookout for magnificent views of the bay, then follow the track downhill to the beach – the views are worth it!
  • Freycinet Experience Walk: Embark on a 4-day tour of the Freycinet Peninsula, spending your days taking in the stunning coastal views, enjoying freshly prepared Tasmanian produce for dinner, before resting at the sustainably built Friendly Beaches Lodge.
  • Freycinet Adventures: Experience Freycinet from the water with the range of award-winning guided sea kayak tours on offer.

 

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