Itineraries for Tasmania
Tasmania Itinerary Suggestions for Drives, Walks and Holidays
Tasmania is a wonderful place to explore at your own pace. It has a huge advantage over Mainland Australia in that the distance between different environments is relatively small.
Growing up in Tassie, we were able to go surfing on Saturday, and snow skiing on Sunday of the same weekend at certain times of the year, both within 50 Kms of Hobart. Cold in the water, and the snow is not the same as Switzerland or New Zealand, but I am sure you get the point.
In Tasmania you can experience very different locations in a short driving distance.
The payoffs at the end of a short drive, or a relatively short walk (we are not talking a full scale hike, here, but rather a ramble of an hour or less) can be astounding - a waterfall, a spectacular alpine view, a rugged ocean vista, a view of convict history in stone buildings and historic villages.
You really do get a lot of bang for your touring dollar in Tasmania.
This section of Tasmania.com will give you a wide range of touring discoveries to make under your own steam: either as Day Drives from a single location (Hobart, Launceston, Freycinet, Stanley, etc.), as easy themed walks (beaches, rugged coastlines, pristine rainforest, lookouts, mountain vistas, etc.) or as single day self drive touring itineraries that will show you the best of Tasmania.
Day Drives in Tasmania
The Day Drive itineraries in this section of Tasmania.com are designed to give you a relaxed day of it, rather than a frantic day on the road. On the way, we will stop to discover, stroll and look around to appreciate certain features. Lunch time will invariably have you within range of an eatery of some description, or we will advise taking a picnic lunch with you for the day where there will not be any facilities.
Short Walks in Tasmania
The Short Walk itineraries in this section of Tasmania.com will cover Urban, Rural and Wilderness areas. In Tasmania you can "take an armchair into the wilderness" in the form of easy walks on well maintained tracks (the Parks and Wildlife Service in Tassie is wonderful) that let you discover the essential nature of the wilderness without having to make a real slog of it. Pull into the Car Park, take an interesting stroll to the feature (waterfall, view, point of interest) and then back to the car. Easy.
Self Drive Holidays in Tasmania
The Self Drive Touring itineraries in this section of Tasmania.com are designed to help you discover the essential nature of Tasmania as you drive and discover the State in a multi day holiday. They can be "clipped" together to give you a full touring itinerary. You will find suggestions for accommodation, sightseeing, activities and experiences as part of the day long itinerary.