Escape to the unexplored gem that is Tasmania’s capital. Hobart is surrounded by jagged peaks, waterways and untouched bush land just begging to be explored. However, don’t be in too much of a rush to leave: the city itself offers a beautiful historical district and a renowned wine-and-dine scene.
4h23m to Strahan
Allow yourself to be fascinated by this city which doesn’t shy away from its dark and notorious penal colony past. Wild West stories abound of pioneers, saloon brawls and struggles against the odds. The surrounding wilderness and the beautiful nearby Hogarth Falls were worth the sacrifice.
1h48m to Cradle Mountain
Breathe in the pure air at one of the many resorts and mountain lodges located within Cradle Mountain National Park. Home to a quintessential Aussie line up of Tasmanian Devils, quolls and platypus, the park’s fauna jostle for space with thick rainforest and rich grassland pockmarked with fascinating Aboriginal sites. Nearby Dove Lake offers superb fishing opportunities.
1h56m to Launceston
Take a stroll from downtown Launceston and you’ll find yourself looking down over Cataract Gorge, a slice of wilderness just a few minutes’ walk from the city. , It's hard to believe you are in a city at all. Back in the thick of things, you’ll find some of the best examples of colonial architecture in Australia alongside elegant parks.
2h02m to Coles Bay
Enjoy sea kayaking and swimming at Coles Bay, and visit secluded bays, pink granite peaks and white sandy beaches of popular Freycinet National Park. To tuly appreciate the scenery in these parts, you’ll need to take a cruise around the peninsula’s crystal clear waters surrounded by the pink granite mountains of Oyster Bay.