Tour Tasmania and its Scenic Highlights
Tasmania is the perfect size to explore with a driving holiday, as you can drive across the island in less than four hours. This region caters well for campervan rental travellers, as it is well stocked with established caravan and camping parks. Tasmania is unlike any other part of Australia, being compact rather than spread out over thousands of kilometres.
Hobart is Australia's second oldest city, and is rich in history and heritage attractions. It is also under the protective bulk of Mount Wellington, which provides a dramatic backdrop to this gem of a city. The Derwent River winds through the centre of the city, so most views include a glimpse of water or mountains. Many travellers use the capital Hobart as a base for their driving holiday.
Launceston, nestled in the lovely Tamar Valley, is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Hobart. Launceston is known as the "Garden City", and the famous Bridestowe Lavender Estate is located near the city. The Cataract Gorge is Launceston's largest tourist attraction, and spanning the gorge is the longest single span chairlift in the world, stretching 308m.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is a must-see while travelling in Tasmania. Situated in the middle of the state, it offers unparalleled panoramic views. The Overland Track, a 6 day walk, will take you through a variety of different landscapes.
Southeast from Hobart you will find the Tasman Peninsula, home to the Port Arthur and the Saltwater River historic sites. It is also an area of outstanding rugged beauty, containing places like Fossil Bay and Cape Raoul.
Freycinet National Park is northeast of Hobart, and Wineglass Bay a popular hotspot for holiday-goers as it is one of the best beaches in the world. Famous features of the park include its striking red and pink granite formations, such as "The Hazards".
North of the State are the towns of Stanley,Burnie, Latrobe and Devonport. Devonport houses the 'Spirit of Tasmania' terminal. This is an area lavishly sprinkled with things to do and see, perfect for a driving holiday.
With so much to do just around every corner in Tasmania, why not start planning your campervan rental holiday right now? Use the quote box above to check campervan availability for your travel dates, and if you have any queries check out our FAQ's, or call us for any further information on the number provided.