Tasmania is a truly
unique place in Australia. Unlike many parts of the country it’s not known for sandy white beaches, extremely hot deserts or brilliant surfing spots. Still, it is one of the most frequently visited places in Australia. What makes it so special? It’s called the holiday island for a reason – Tasmania is full of great holiday spots just waiting to be discovered. Tranquil bush walks, cosy cottages, winding
roads and beautiful mountains are just some of the island’s attractions.
A popular way of travelling through the island is by renting a car and driving around. You can organize a vehicle on websites such as this one and as long as you’ve got an international driver license and aren’t afraid of driving on the left side of the road,
you’re ready to go. Here are a few ideas of places you will want to see.
Hobart is the cap
ital of the state and it has some classic tourist attractions you will want to check out. Salamanca Markets are a popular ‘must do’. Every Saturday morn
A favourite place with the locals is Bruny Island. You’ll have to take a ferry to get here but once you do, try some of the nature tours available on the island. Personalized birdwatching and wildlife viewing tours can give you a unique perspective of this special place.ing the Salamanca area is full of local products and is a great place to spend a few hours. For a great view of the city drive up Mount Wellington. Depending on the time of the year be prepared for possible snow at the top. If you’re into ships you have to stop by the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. The friendly and informative place is well worth the visit.
Some of the most stunning pictures of Tasmania come from Wineglass Bay Lookout at Coles Bay, located in the Freycinet National Park. After taking your picture of the famous bay you might want to try a cruise around Wineglass Bay or a scenic 4×4 adventure.
In the north of the island you’ll find the quiet town of Devonport. Coles Beach (not to be confused with Coles Bay) is a beautiful holiday location and a great place to spend a day or two. Some of the highlights of the town include the Don River Railway and the Antique Emporium.
Keep in mind that the weather in Tasmania is generally cooler than in other parts of the country and the winters can be pretty cold. The best time of the year to visit the island is from November to March. Roads can be windy and fairly narrow, so take care as you drive. Most importantly though, have a great time!