There’s nothing quite as liberating and freeing as a road trip. Hitting the open road, blasting your favourite tunes and feeling the wind in your hair as you cruise down the highway under the glistening sun. Australia is arguably one of the best places in the world to take a road trip; there’s so many options, routes and possibilities here that it’s almost hard to choose where to start. Looking to take a roadie through an area of outstanding beauty? Look no further than Tasmania. This island state is situated just under Victoria and is home to breathtaking mountains, beautiful beaches and extraordinary wildlife. Did you know, Tasmania is home to the world’s cleanest air? Breathe it all in and enjoy with this Taste of Tasmania: The ultimate road trip itinerary!
Taste of Tasmania: The ultimate road trip itinerary
Not sure where to start when it comes to planning your trip? Check out this ultimate road trip itinerary for a true taste of Tasmania; it may cause a serious case of wanderlust…
Day 1: Hobart
As Hobart is where you’ll find the airport and car hire Tasmania, it makes sense to begin your road trip right here. If you’re looking to truly soak up life on the road, you might like to consider one of the RV rentals here as it will save money when it comes to hotels. But if you’re not used to driving large vehicles, a car might be best. Don’t rush too quickly out of Hobart, as there’s also plenty to see and do here including the wonderful Museum of Old and New Art.
Day 2: Freycinet National Park
Say hello to outstanding natural beauty – Freycinet National Park is an absolute must-visit on your Tasmania road trip. Spend a day hiking, exploring and taking in the incredible views. Be sure to pack your camera, there’s plenty of opportunity to capture some epic shots here. Camping? Try to book your spot in advance as they sell out super quick.
Day 3: Bay of Fires
This bay on the north-eastern coast of Tasmania is known for its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and vibrant orange lichen-covered boulders. This conservation area is home to a wealth of local wildlife and is also popular with divers and snorkelers due to its rich marine biodiversity. Swim, surf or simply just relax.
Day 4-5: Cradle Mountain
Discover one of Tasmania’s most visited attractions, with its outstanding wilderness experiences, breathtaking scenery, delicious local food, and even spa treatments to ease those tense muscles after the 4+ hour drive! Rugged mountains, glacial lakes and hidden caves make this stop an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Day 6: Strahan
Wind down after a hectic few days of outdoor adventure at this charming fishing village. Enjoy a slower pace here in Strahan and wander around some of the museums and galleries before sampling the finest seafood. View 42 Restaurant & Bar offers both spectacular food, and you guessed it, views.
Day 7: Mount Field National Park
All good things sadly have to come to an end, but make sure yours ends with a bang at the Mount Field National Park. It’s a convenient stop en route back to Hobart, and worth a visit thanks to its beautiful waterfalls (don’t forget to check out Russel falls), great walks and amazing glaciated landscapes.