Dramatic mountains, verdant rainforests, picturesque bays, sparkling lakes, pristine beaches, abundant wildlife – this is a road trip through Tasmania
To road trip throughout Tasmania is to experience the full and glorious gamut of nature’s wonders, and when you’re zipping between inspiring landscapes and attractions in a prestige Alfa Romeo, the prospect is only elevated. This 10-night itinerary offered by TasVacations puts guests firmly in the driver’s seat of a journey packed with premium accommodation, heritage locations and pristine wilderness. Behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce, cruise on well-maintained roads and take in breathtaking vistas, pulling over at leisure to discover hidden wineries and restaurants.
Not to mention, the driving holiday includes a world-class Gordon River cruise, with a knowledgeable guide giving an account of the area’s fascinating history, ecology and geology, including Tasmmania’s harshest penal colony, Sarah Island. Guests will also sail through ancient World Heritage rainforests to arrive at the Heritage Landing boardwalk, where they cant ake a peaceful stroll through lichen-covered forest and get the chance to see a 2000-year-old Huon Pine.
The National Parks Pass provided to guests also grants free entry to the island state’s many woodlands, rainforests, beaches and mountains, and allowing drivers to go back as many times as they like to their favourite places.
Time to put the pedal to the metal.
Kick off your trip in style at a boutique property on the fringes of Hobart. Maylands Lodge is close enough for guests to enjoy all the city’s attractions and amenities, but far away enough to feel like a relaxing retreat. It’s a perfect blend of history and modernity. The building’s past blends effortlessly with the modern conveniences you’d expect in a luxury hotel. Generosity of spirit underpins the design, ensuring this special accommodation will help you feel relaxed and energised for the journey ahead.
- Spend two nights at Maylands Lodge, Hobart
Experience the beauty and charm of the west coast during your Tasmania travel adventure. Located in the heart of this region, Strahan Village offers easy access to the Gordon River. As the entry point to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Strahan is perfectly situated to explore stunning the mountains, rivers and rainforests found here. It will be a highlight of your trip.
- Spend two nights at Strahan Village, Strahan
The Cradle Mountain Hotel is a luxurious place to rest your head after a day of touring. The setting – an alpine forest on the edge of the mountain – will inspire you to discover all the wonders of the nearby UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area. The hotel has a restaurant and lounge bar offering all-day dining. Enjoy woodland views from all aspects of the property, or wander down to meet the wombats, wallabies and echidnas that roam freely on the grounds. Access to the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is free for guests, making it a must on your Tasmania itinerary.
- Spend one night at Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain
At just 20 metres from the harbour’s edge in historic Stanley, @VDL is true waterfront accommodation and will be a welcome stop on your itinerary. Built in 1843, this warehouse-style hotel has remained loyal to the building’s industrial past and original architecture. Modern elements, such as custom beds and deep-soaking baths, take luxury to the next level. You’ll find everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
- Spend one night at VDL, Stanley
The Sebel Launceston provides a perfect base for exploring the charms of this picturesque city. This 4.5-star accommodation is a short distance from the Tamar River, and within easy walking distance to the thriving Seaport dining district and some of Launceston’s finest restaurants. The Sebel has a relaxed and contemporary feel, created through the use of natural timbers and stones. The open terrace restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers delicious regional wines and dishes made from quality Tasmanian produce. Savour your time here before setting off on the next leg.
- Spend two nights at The Sebel Launceston, Launceston
A Tasmanian driving holiday is not complete without a visit to Coles Bay, and Freycinet Lodge offers the unique experience of staying in a national park. You’ll relish the seclusion and beauty in this peaceful bushland setting which overlooks Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards mountain range in the distance. This is a wonderful spot to discover the breathtaking east coast of Tasmania. Spend your time strolling on pristine beaches, exploring the national park and scaling granite mountain peaks. The waterfront accommodation includes a restaurant, bistro, lounge and bar.
- Spend one night at Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay
Prospect House Private Hotel is a wonderful place to finish your Tasmanian adventure. Situated in the Coal River Valley wine region, it’s a short distance from Hobart and just 15 minutes from the airport. The beautiful building has a rich history, dating from the colonial era when convicts, servants and settlers roamed its corridors. This hotel is more than just a place to rest. It has an excellent restaurant and provides unique extras such as cooking and beekeeping classes. The rooms are luxurious with all the modern conveniences to make your final night a memorable one.
- Spend one night at Prospect House Private Hotel, Richmond