Tasmania’s lack of sports teams is made up by its abundance of amazing landscapes as far as the eye can see. Caravanners in Tassie, you’re spoiled for choice in terms of destinations around the state, and now is a better time than ever to hitch up and hit the road to go exploring from coast to coast.
Minimal tourists means smaller crowds, even in the more popular holidaying spots, so take this rare opportunity to experience these places in TAS unlike ever before.
Day trips ahoy
Boat Harbour Beach
If rock pools, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water sounds like your cup of tea, take National Highway 1 east-northeast from Launceston for 180 kilometres and visit Boat Harbour Beach for the day. It’s a place that inspires relaxation and an awesome place to unwind for a few hours.
Southwest Tassie’s Gordon Dam in Strathgordon is a top destination for thrillseekers, home to the highest abseil in the world (the walk back up will burn a fair few calories). The drive there along the Gordon River Road is something everyone will enjoy, however, as it winds through some beautiful scenery with native flora and fauna bursting from either side of the road.
A short half-hour drive from Hobart, Huon Valley is an absolute must to visit, the Huon Valley Caravan Park being the perfect place to set up camp for a night (or more!). The park is situated pretty much right on the banks of the Mountain River and you’re surrounded by a unique working farm setting complete with cows, chickens, ducks, sheep and even a Tassie Devil feed at 4pm each day. In Huon Valley, check out the Cider House, Huon River, Apple Shed Museum and more.
Mersey Bluff is a place that really needs to be seen to be believed. Drive just over an hour out of Launceston to get there and be surrounded by the total tranquility of its beaches and views. Usually teeming with tourists, there has been or will be no better time to visit and spend the night (do so in the Mersey Bluff Caravan Park).
Jonesing for some real peace and quiet away from everything? Queenstown, a three-hour road trip from either Hobart or Launceston in the state’s west, is a great spot to entrench yourself in the middle of mountains and hills. The road into town is pretty fun to navigate (maybe less so while towing a van), and the Queenstown Cabin and Tourist Park is perfectly located to make a base for your week there.
Spend your days exploring what the town has to offer including (but definitely not limited to) white water rafting, a history museum, underground mine tour or half- and full-day steam train ride. Spend your nights with your feet up around a fire with a glass of wine in your hand.
Richmond and Coal River Valley
You could make your way to the ever-popular Tamar Valley to get your fix of wine regions in Tassie. Or you can give Richmond and Coal River Valley a try (or even do both!). We recommend opting for the Richmond Caravan and Cabin Park as your base.
With its ideal grape-growing conditions, Richmond and Coal River Valley has seen vastly increased recognition nationwide for its fantastic wines, more specifically Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. The nine wineries combined with all the restaurants offering super-fresh locally produced ingredients means it’s almost too easy to spend a week there.
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Going on road trips and sleeping in the back of your car is so five years ago. Why sacrifice comfort when you can buy a caravan and sleep on your very own nice, soft (real) mattress every night and enjoy all the creature comforts of your own home while on the road?
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