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Why a Tasmania campervan escape is a must-do

Tasmania is beautiful any time of year with its countryside being the perfect place to relax and unwind. Just a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle of the city and you’ll feel as if you’ve been on holidays for weeks in beautiful Tassie.
Thinking of heading somewhere beautiful for the Easter break? All you need to do is grab a great Hobart campervan rental deal to enjoy a cheap weekend at one of these destinations in Tasmania.
Rosebery
Located within a beautiful valley, Rosebery is a zinc and gold mining town. It’s surrounded by dense forest and […]

The best day trips from Hobart

Hobart has many wonderful things to offer its visitors. Beautiful scenery, food, historic attractions, to name a few. What many visitors don’t make enough time for are the day trips from Hobart. Many of Tasmania’s best attractions are just an hour or two from the capital city. Grab a cheap hire car deal from Hobart and visit these great places for a day trip.
Maria Island (pictured)

Once you step foot on Maria Island you won’t want to leave. The island is beautiful with a rugged coastline and gorgeous sandy beaches. Take a cruise to the island, where your […]

Tasmania for a cooler kind of summer

Some of Tasmania’s most beautiful places to stay this summer are within a couple of hours from Hobart. The best part about Tasmania is you won’t have to suffer through the scorching heat unlike your fellow Aussies further north. Summer in Tasmania is a lot cooler and kinder on your body. It frees you up to explore the great Tasmanian wilderness instead of hiding indoors.
Grab your hire car in Hobart and choose from one of these five places to stay.
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village (right)

Stay in a tranquil rainforest valley on the edge of the Cradle Mountain/Lake […]

Discover Launceston and surrounds

Launceston is one of the most beautiful places worth discovering in northern Tasmania. This gorgeous riverside city is full of charm and history. Immerse yourself in Launceston and surrounds and tick these four activities off your adventure list.
All you need to do is hire a car from Launceston Airport and check out these highlights.
The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
This museum features over 100 years’ of stylish automobiles. Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Jaguar are some of the big brands you’ll get to admire. The upper level of the museum is home to many motorcycles. It’s a must-visit […]

Tantalising Tasmania – 5 delectable food experiences in the Apple Isle

Tasmania has amazing food experiences to satisfy every visitor, whether it’s dairy and meat you’re after, or the freshest produce and seafood. The ‘Apple Isle’ is a delectable food bowl waiting to be explored.
Here are five of Tasmania’s best food experiences, which will tantalise your taste buds. 
The Honey Farm, Chudleigh
Nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range, The Honey Farm takes you into the world of the honeybee. You’d be surprised by how many different types exist. There’s more than 50 different honeys to taste, including single origin honeys, such as Tasmanian Leatherwood, or gourmet honeys such as […]

5 great places to camp or explore in a campervan in Tasmania

Tasmania is one of Australia’s most unspoilt destinations. It’s also an ideal place to camp or explore in a campervan or car rental. With more than 50 caravan parks across the state, mostly in parks and reserves, Tasmania is the perfect place for your next affordable holiday.

Here are five great places to stay in Tasmania.
Big4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, Coles Bay
This holiday park sits opposite the stunning Muirs Beach at Coles Bay, which is located on Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast. Big4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, with its park cabins, powered sites and tent sites, makes […]

Five great Australian sporting events you can't miss

It’s no secret we Australians are absolutely crazy about our sports and springtime is arguably the most action packed time of the sporting calendar. To get into the sporting spirit, here are five huge upcoming events that everyone can cheer about.
1. Australian Football League grand final, October 3 (Victoria)
Now complete with a pre-final public holiday, the AFL Grand Final weekend will see fanatics swarm the city on Grand Final eve for the annual parade. Here, you can catch an up close view of players from the two competing clubs as they eye each other off before Victoria’s largest […]

Seven incredible spots to go surfing in Australia

Pro surfer Mick Fanning may be contemplating getting back into the ocean, but even his dramatic brush with a hungry Great White can’t put a stop to Australia’s 100-year love affair of combining the board with the breakwater. In a tribute to surfing, here are seven incredible suggestions on where to catch an epic wave around Oz.
1. Sheringa, SA
While only accessible by 4WD or foot, a short hike is well worth it to discover these hidden gems in South Australia. On the southern side of a rocky outcrop, the mellow point break at Sheringa Beach offers up a […]

Five fascinating things to do in Tasmania for travellers

An old jail with a morbid history, a wilderness railway, historic golf course, a place to spot our beautiful platypus and white water rafting action all means there’s never a dull moment when visiting Tasmania. Check out our five great things to do in the Apple Isle …
1. Visit historical Port Arthur
(96km south east of Hobart)
STORIES of Australia’s dark colonial past haunt every room or corner of Tassie’s Port Arthur.
The worst convicted and re-offending criminals sent to Australia between 1833 and 1853 were incarcerated at Port Arthur. It’s also the site of Australia’s worst mass murder […]

Seven stunning lookouts in Australia

WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.
1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)
One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.
2. Echo Point (NSW)