10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT TASMANIA THIS SUMMER
It’s no secret on this blog that I love Tasmania; my love affair kicked off almost three years ago and needless to say, my affection hasn’t faded in the slightest. It’s wild landscape, delicious foodie scene and contrasting weather are just a few of the things that get me on a plane to Tasmania on the regular. Combine that with snow-capped mountains, beaches with the most crystal clear water I’ve ever seen and an abundance of native wildlife, it’s safe to say you need to include Tasmania high up on your bucket list. Need convincing? Here are 10 reasons why you need to visit Tasmania this summer.
North west Tasmania is seriously wild and untouched. And at the heart of this Australian wilderness you can’t miss Cradle Mountain. Renowned as the start of the six-day Overland Hiking Trail, no two days at Dove Lake with Cradle Mountain towering above is ever the same.
Known as Tasmania’s second biggest city, Launceston is really coming into its own over the last few years. With lots of cool restaurants and cafes popping up, a visit to Launceston isn’t complete without a trip to Cataract Gorge and a stop at Charlie’s Dessert House for one of their mouth-watering cupcakes.
Possibly one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Tasmania, Wineglass Bay is an absolute must for every visitor. Located in Freycinet Marine Farm on the east coast, it’s the perfect spot for a day hike and a swim.
FOUR MILE CREEK BEACH
If you’re looking for remote, Four Mile Creek Beach has it all. Sand, sunshine, salty water, dolphins and no one else around for miles. Do you really need anything else? I think not.
If you love cheese, oysters and wine, a trip over to Bruny Island is absolutely necessary. Stay the night to make sure you really soak up what the island has to offer.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
If you’re looking for a bit of culture and a bloody great cheese platter, head on over to the Museum of Modern Art. Known affectionately by locals as MoMA, it's about 15 minutes from the heart of Hobart. The owners encourage guests to come by water taxi but I find driving there is easier – and cheaper. Just make sure you get there early as the carpark fills up quickly.
Tasmania’s capital city is one of the coolest places to visit in Australia. With its heritage architecture, cool café and restaurant scene, as well as being idyllically located on the Derwent River, you’ll need at least three nights to ensure you get to see and do everything. Need somewhere to stay? Look no further than the Travelodge.
Despite its name, Honeymoon Bay is not just for the romantically inclined. Located just after the Freycinet National Park entrance, the ombre water is out of this world. Be sure to visit in the morning as the wind picks up in the afternoon and the water isn’t as warm or glassy.
If you’re looking for a cute seaside town that is remote as they come, Strahan is it. It has the cutest pub in town as is what Tasmanian’s call, a very sleepy little town. I experienced one of the most incredible sunsets of my life when I visited a few years ago and it’s something I’ll never forget.
BAY OF FIRES
Don’t drive to Bay of Fires, do a three day walk along the Bay of Fires. It really is the best way to experience this slice of east coast paradise. With the whitest sand I’ve ever seen, crystal clear water and native shrubbery to boot, Bay of Fires is one of Tasmania’s best kept secrets.