Tasmania undoubtedly has some of the best roads for touring anywhere in the world. From narrow windy coastal drives, to narrow country lanes to forest tracks and more Tasmania is a great destination for a road trip. And to help you with planning your Tasmanian adventure, we’ve put together some suggested itineraries that will hopefully also help you with organising accommodation Tasmania.
East Coast Adventure
After picking up your rental car at Hobart Airport or City, you will leave Hobart and head towards Sorell, before heading North East inland towards the holiday town of Orford, on the mouth of the Prosser River. If you are planning to stay on the East Coast, try and find time to take in magnificent Maria Island where you can enjoy a bushwalk, photograph the ample wildlife such as wombats, Cape Barren Geese or Wallabies or simply stroll through the old penitentiary. Stay the night on the island or return and travel a little further north and if you are a family looking for adventure, we recommend you stay the night at Gumleaves Bush Holidays. Enjoy coastal views as you leave Gumleaves at Little Swanport and head to the quaint coastal town of Swansea. Visit a berry farm for the yummiest and freshest scones and coffee or visit the cellar door of a boutique vineyard in the Swansea region.
If you have time, a heritage walk is recommended but please make sure you visit the unique convict-built Spiky Bridge just out of Swansea. Take a dip in the crystal clear blue waters in the air (pack a wetsuit in Winter as it can get a little cool), go surfing, dive or even try to catch your own dinner from the Mayfield Bay Coastal Camping Reserve. Depending on the season, you might even see colonies of mutton birds and we definitely recommend a visit to the wetlands of Moulting Lagoon, where you can watch a range of beautiful bird life including swans, pelicans, and pied oyster catchers. Continue on a little further and before you know it you will be in Coles Bay, and the Freycinet National Park, home of Wineglass Bay.
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