Tasmania’s top road trip destinations


Tasmania’s top road trip destinations
With quiet roads and spectacular scenery, a road trip is one of the best ways to explore Tasmania.

Tasmania is now open to all low-risk areas including ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, WA and NZ via the Tas e-Travel system, making it a popular destination for the upcoming summer holidays. For those looking to get on the road in Tasmania, Avis Australia has pulled together its top drives across the island, with must-see stop offs along the way to truly immerse yourself in this beautiful and unique destination.

If you’re in Hobart, Mount Wellington is hard to miss – partly due to its impressive size and partly due to the large amount of helpful signposting. The mountain is 1,269m above Hobart or sea level and is an iconic feature for the area. Walking to the peak is quite the experience, with incredible views along the way and then reaching a height above the clouds at the summit. The summit is also easily accessible by car, simply take the Pinnacle Road all the way the top.

The Tasman National Park covers a large area with much to do and see, making it the perfect road trip destination. As a popular spot for hiking, two of the top walks include Cape Raoul (south west of the peninsula) and Cape Huay (eastern side of the peninsula). History lovers can immerse themselves in the stories of Port Arthur Prison, a historic site rich in tales from the mid-1800s where criminals from England were sent to be punished. Ghost hunters will appreciate the nightly ghost tours through the site.

The Bay of Fires earned its name due to the bright orange rocks that contrast prominently with the white sand beaches and the beautiful crystal-clear water. As one of Australia’s most pristine locations, this area has an incredibly relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a getaway to unwind.

The stunning Russell Falls is one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in Tasmania, and therefore a great spot for a family exploration. It is also one of the most incredible, involving multiple tiers of falling water streaming throughout the greenery and rock. The area is great for practising nature photography – both as a fun activity and to capture fond memories of your trip.

The unbelievably Instagramable Cradle Mountain National Park is a scenic feast. Those looking for nature and adventure will find it in the park’s many pristine walking trails. Meanwhile, relaxation lovers can head to Bridestowe Lavender Farm, which is stunning during the months of December and January when the lavender is in its incredible bloom period. Not only is this location wonderful to look at, it also smells fantastic.


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