If you're looking for a one-stop-shop destination, look no further than Tasmania. Great outdoors, wonderful food and a fascinating history, Tasmania will tick all your boxes.
Tasmania is the ultimate outdoor destination. From tip to tail, it’s a state of breathtaking landscapes, windswept coastlines and fertile valleys. You can immerse yourself in nature with a multi-day hike, or a more civilised wilderness cruise. This is a great state to explore by road. The stunning scenery, historic stops and wonderful out-of-the-way spots make this the ultimate driving holiday destination.
On the west coast you'll find iconic Cradle Mountain, offering great walks and some pretty spectacular scenery. The east coast wasn't left out when Mother Nature was handing out scenery. Here you'll find Freycinet National Park, home of beautiful Wineglass Bay, and the Bay of Fires, one of Lonely Planet's top 10 regions in the world.
It’s not all about nature, however; Tasmania offers an authentic gourmet experience, and the chance to sample some of Australia’s finest produce. During December and January, the Taste of Tasmania festival is held in Hobart, and you can expect markets, music and food tours galore. From Hobart, head out to Bruny Island, renowned for its oysters, berries, wines, whiskies and chocolate. You'll find a vibrant food hub in Launceston, and if you follow the Tamar River north, you'll drive through Tasmania's wine-growing region.
The north-west coast and King Island are rich with stunning scenery, gourmet produce, and intriguing history. Not to be missed is the convict history of Port Arthur and the wineries and beautiful wilderness found in the south.
Image credit: Hero image - sunrise at Wineglass Bay ©Daniel Tran.