Tasmania tourism has so much to offer the traveller. This is the place if you want to explore a more mountainous and rustic state of Australia. There are lots of things to do and see and hopefully this page will help you plan your trip. I recommend how many days to stay in each place too.
Hobart to Launceston via Wine Glass bay and Bay of Fires (3 nights)
Drive to Freycinet National Park to see Wine Glass Bay. A picture postcard view. Features in my top 10 best beaches in Australia. Take the short but uphill track to the look out. Drive to the Cape Tourville lighthouse as the view from here is spectacular. This is a must do and a classic part of tasmania tourism. Go to Freycinet Tasmaniafor more details.
On route to the Bay of Fires, stop off to see some Tasmanian devils at Bicheno’s East Coast Nature Reserve, 8km north of Bicheno. Don’t worry if you run out of time here as there is another opportunity to see the local wildlife on the way to Cradle Mountain.
You can also take a detour to Maria Island Tasmania which offers some wonderful wildlife. Perhaps a half day visit?
For the serious walkers there is a 4 day trek around the bay of fires where you spend one night at Foresters camp and 2 nights at the Bay of Fires lodge. Total cost for the guided walk with accommodation is about $1600 per person. If walkings not your thing then spend a bit of time admiring this spectacular coastline - beach pictured is on the Bay of Fires.
Foresters Camp – proper beds with canvas roof – only really available if you do the walk.
You should also take a look at Lucky Bay which features in more best beaches page as well as Picnic Rocks.
Launceston and the Tamar Valley Wine Region (2 nights)
Launceston is Tasmania's northern "capital" and is fast becoming a vibrant destination with some good restaurants. A hub for Tasmania tourism.
Take a 15 minute walk (or drive) from town to Cataract Gorge (pictured)It’s pretty and there’s a nice walk you can do that takes you along the cliff face and through the park. The cafe here is good for a stop off.
Visit the James Boags brewery here in Launceston but not on weekends. The tours show you the brewing process and allow you to try some of the award winning beer at the end of it. Another classic part of Tasmania tourism.
Have a fine dining experience at Fee and Me, 190 Charles Street in Launceston. +61 (0)3 6331-3195. Book ahead.
Spend a day exploring the Tamar Valley Wine region, just 35 minutes from Launceston Click here for more information on the Tamar Valley Wine Region