With summer approaching, Tasmania is the place to visit. So much hype is always made about the East Coast, but you will find when you venture to Tasmania, the beaches, the people, the food, and the adventure are all there.
Where you should visit?
Take the Spirit of Tasmania and arrive in Devonport with your car and everything ready to go. Or take a flight (did you know that from Melbourne it only costs about $50 to fly!).
Lavender Farm – Scottsdale – the largest lavendar farm in the Southern Hemisphere. You can get soap, perfume, and even lavender flavour ice cream!
Bay of Fires – St.Helen’s, incredible beaches, red coast, fantastic camping and hiking
Freycinet National Park – Wineglass Bay, Hazard walk, wildlife, a definite highlight of Tasmania. Don’t forget to go by Swansea and stop in Kate’s Berry Farm (best homemade ice cream!)
Port Arthur – the history of Australia, penal settlement, excellent historic site with boat tour, walking tour and self-guided tour.
Hobart – Flying into Hobart and then heading North is a great idea too! Once in Hobart, check out the Salmanaca Markets, have fish & chips by the water, explore the Botanical Gardens.
Huon Valley – if you are looking for somewhere quiet to explore with a bit of hiking, sipping some good wines, and eating fresh seafood, this is the place to go (only 45 minutes from Hobart).
Cradle Mountain – West of the island, it is definitely worth visiting. Many visit this area as a separate trip but if you have time, do the East coast and Cradle Mountain. The scenery is beautiful, and some of the best hiking in Australia.