Welcome back to Tasmania
Like a bear who has slept through winter, Tasmania has been hibernating during Covid. The land has rested and regenerated. Locals have reconnected and revived, patiently waiting and preparing for the doors to open and visitors to return.
Tasmania is now wide awake and ready to say ‘Welcome back’.
We’ve already booked our flights, and here are some reasons for you to do the same.
It’s close, it’s easy, and if you really want to, you could even say it’s overseas.
From a long weekend to longer exploration, Tasmania will be a breath of fresh air.
IT IS A NATURAL PLAYGROUND
You will be surrounded by nature everywhere you go. It’s all over the island, even within Launceston and Hobart. You can drive, stroll, sail, hike, climb or bike through it.
You will find walking trails in most locations and should include at least a few during your trip to cover different flora and fauna. Mountains, beaches and forests are equally majestic and with relatively few people around, the local wildlife is much easier to spot than in other places.
Here are 60 Great Short Walks from Parks Tasmania to get you started.
Tasmania is known around the world for its pristine beauty and protected wilderness areas.
This makes it an absolute mecca for walking and hiking.
Short walks can be found everywhere, including the major cities. Hobart even has overnight walks staying in hidden cabins on Kunyani.
There are access-friendly sites around the State allowing mobility-impaired visitors to enjoy the parks, reserves and historic sites independently or with assistance.
GUIDED MULTI-DAY HIKES
Multi-day guided walks are a speciality of the island and a great way to show off the remarkable wilderness, wildlife, history and imagination.
Walks are usually 3-6 days, with groups of up to 10 accompanied by 2 guides, with up to 10km walked each day.
Accommodation is often in architecturally designed lodges precariously perched in commanding positions to capture the beauty of the area.
Gourmet dining of local produce is accompanied by fine Tasmanian wine and beer to complement your experience.
You don’t need to be athlete fit, just a good fitness as a regular walker is usually enough.
They may seem indulgent, but on completion, most people think they were excellent value and are quick to plan another one.
Here are some of our favourite Tasmania Guided Walks. Click each one for more details.
- Three Capes Lodge Walk in the South
- Maria Island Walk on the East Coast,
- 6 day Overland Track, the original and iconic walk.
- Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, East Coast
There are many other walks, and sailing-walking options so get in touch with us to plan your adventure.
DESIGN A SELF DRIVE HOLIDAY
City highways quickly transform to country roads, and driving yourself around is a great option, especially as there are no toll roads to worry about.
Over 7 days you can cover a few regions, and with 10 days you could get you around most of the island.
Self Drive packages are great value, with car hire, accommodation, and a National Parks pass all included.
Our 7 day packages start at $850pp*, and our 10 day packages start from $1,055pp*.
Ask about our special offers for our 10 day packages, when we start planning your journey.
*Prices are per person twin share, and upgrades available.
JOIN A GROUP TOUR
Guided tours take the organisation out of your hands and let the locals show you their island. Their knowledge adds so much to your experience and lets you sit back and enjoy the journey. This 6 day Tasmania Circle tour samples much of the islands premier attractions, with time enough to enjoy the sights, and flavours along the way.
The boutique tour starts at $2,190 per person twin share and will operate with just 2 passengers and is capped at 15, guaranteeing a personal experience.
BE SURPRISED BY LOCAL SPIRITS
We’ve long known of the convict ghosts, and now the modern spirits are getting attention.
Maybe it’s the pure mountain water, the cool climate or something in their bootlegging convict blood, but Taswegian distillers are mixing with the best of the World and winning. You can take a tour or pop into Gold Bar in Hobart to try local varieties.