It is said that if you do not warm up to places easily, Tasmania will surprise you. A place to fall in love easily, every detour you take will give you more than you expected. A land devoid of tall glass building and honking cars on streets, this island is a haven of Georgian buildings and port houses now functioning as cafes, book and craft shop. And yes, it is also the place for the whitest and cleanest beaches you will around Australia.
With every turn throwing a delightful surprise, though there is no guide required for travellers to Tasmania, we couldn’t stop ourselves from sharing our top favourites.
Gordon River Cruise
A place of the natural wilderness of the west coast, you will be stuck by the beauty of the deep blue water and lush greenery on the sides. You spot beautiful lighthouses and majestic rainforests that extend till the banks of the Gordon River. To complement these, there is a stopover at Sarah Island, where you learn about the convicts and guards of the island, who once lived there.
Queenstown – Smithton
There are a lot of attractions en route the – Lake Plimsoll, Lake Rosebery, sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. Dove Lake Cradle Mountain Table Cape- the home of tulips to name just a few.
You need to keep yourself ready to soak in the beauty and keep your cameras ready as this route is replete with green hills, coastline and lighthouses.
Smithton – Launceston
Another picturesque route, stop over in Burnie for some award winning cheese tastings and Hellyers Rd. Distillery, Australia’s largest boutique whisky distillery, you can sample some of the world’s best whisky at the cellar door. There is Sheffield to explore too. This is a town of murals and bright and vivid wall paintings on buildings.