Pack up the car and hit the road to discover Tasmania’s spectacular getaways whether you are looking for a luxury lodge escape or a relaxing time away surrounded by the great outdoors. Tasmania has so much to offer with a unique and rugged destination full of lush wilderness, mouth-watering local produce, scenic walks, native animals, and distinctive artworks.
West Coast Tasmania – Strahan
Calling all nature lovers, the West Coast of Tasmania is waiting for you with world famous wilderness world heritage areas, overgrown rain forests, historical heritage, and jagged mountains. Despite its remoteness the West Coast is easily accessible by luxury cruises, hiking through the wild forests or even by hire car. The largest town in this area is Strahan, located close to Sarah Island most known for its beautiful harbour and dark, ancient convict heritage. With a strong mining background wonder through many small towns surrounded by spectacular lakes and historical sites.
Top accommodation in Strahan:
Dreaming of that coastal getaway, enjoy waking up to the fresh salty air and the crystal-clear harbour water. Only just a short walk from Strahan village discover authentic pubs, working marina for mouth-watering seafood and the stunning Macquarie Harbour. Perfect for families, couples and solo travellers, Strahan Village has a wide range of accommodation styles ranging from 3 to 4.5-star rating whether you are after a family cottage, harbour view cottage or waterfront spa cottage. Located on the hilltop of Strahan Village view their 42 Restaurant and lounge bar showcasing spectacular 360-degree views over strahan and Macquarie Harbour.
Top things to do in Strahan:
Delve deep into Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage wilderness area onboard a Gordon River Cruise featuring dedicated onboard guides and chefs. Take in the superb sights of Macquarie Harbour, Hells Gate, Gordon River, Heritage Landing and Sarah Island from the comfort of your allocated seat onboard.
Experience a fast-paced exhilarating ATV adventure as you zip around Henty Dunes taking in the magnificent Macquarie Heads. Strahan buggy tours offers packages for all individuals seeking a fun day out and about.
Walk or hike your way through the lush rainforests starting at the People’s Park Strahan, spotting lots of native flora and fauna along the way. This track can be accessed from the town centre for a long walk or at the entrance to People’s Park for a more relaxed, short walk.
East Coast Tasmania – Freycinet National Park
Venture to Tasmania’s East Coast a destination filled with vast landscapes, sparkling beaches, and endless photo opportunities. Wonder along the beach or enjoy a picnic at the Bay of Fires, hike through the Freycinet National Park, catch a fish at one of the local towns or for passionate divers explore the under-water caves and sea life.
Top accommodation in Freycinet National Park:
Escape to the wilderness with plenty of options for relaxation and activities, the perfect gateway to explore everything Freycinet National Park and surrounds. Being the only accommodation & restaurant in the Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is extremely popular offering its very own wine & whisky tasting, a comfortable selection of 4-4.5-star cabins including full à la carte breakfast. Hire bikes or stroll through the bushland to famous sights including Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach, Bicheno and Swansea.
Top things to do in the Freycinet National Park Peninsula:
Renowned for its rugged wilderness and breath-taking views Freycinet National Park offers some of Australia’s greatest bush walks and tracks overlooking Tasmania’s spectacular coastline and mountain ranges. Spend anywhere from 10 minutes to 4 hours getting lost in Freycinet’s maze taking in the great outdoors native wildlife and atmosphere.
Relax beach side at the magnificent Bay of Fires, home to white sandy beaches, vibrant red rock formations and crystal-clear waters. Wander along the beach or enjoy a quiet picnic listening to the ocean waves crash or spot native wildlife along the way.
Cruise your way to Maria Island National Park, renowned for its incredible beauty, ancient history, and wildlife viewing. Be amazed by the incredible wild dolphins, whales, kangaroos, seals and more while you enjoy lunch at a remote beach and take in plush landscapes.
Northern Tasmania – Cradle Mountain
Northern Tasmania is an abundance of history, dense hinterlands, fresh food and eccentric crafts, a perfect escape for nature lovers and history buffs. Explore nearby Mountains & National Parks for great opportunities to seek some unique animals and surreal viewpoints. Visit World Heritage listed buildings dating back to the 19th century as you unravel what the lifestyle would have been like in those times.
Top accommodation in Cradle Mountain:
Wake up surrounded by thick world heritage wilderness whether you are after a luxurious spa room or split-level king room each hotel room offers spectacular views right from your window. Hike Cradle Mountain to explore the deep valleys, ancient forests, and spectacular viewing areas perfect for that picturesque moment. Cradle Mountain Hotel features an abundance of outdoor and indoor activities for you to enjoy whilst on your stay such as embarking on a park explorer tour, taking in highlights around the dazzling hotel and taste testing Tasmania’s renowned Beers, wines and whisky’s.
Top things to do in the Cradle Mountain Region:
Splurge on a once in a lifetime experience to view the breath-taking sights of Cradle Mountain from above. Keep your eyes peeled for pristine lakes, rugged valley regions and green gorges for an unforgettable encounter. With local pilots-based year-round, you won’t regret a dollar spent with the richness of history and knowledge these pilots have on the Cradle Mountain region.
Discover Tasmania’s native animal, the Tasmanian Devil at Cradle Mountain’s conservation sanctuary located perfectly at the entrance to Cradle Mountain National Park. Wander through the sanctuary or join a tour for a spectacular up-close encounter with these interesting marsupials.
Adventure lovers this one is for you, abseil down cliffs, swim beneath waterfalls, and take the ride of your life through natural formed waterslides. Only a short walk from Cradle Mountain join experienced guides as you navigate your way through the thrill-seeking canyons for an action-packed day of activities.