Tassie day trips are a great enjoyable way to explore the beautiful Tasmanian countryside without breaking the bank. You can enjoy incredible seaside views, go hiking in old forests and dine at historic towns along the way.
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Luckily, you won’t have to venture too far from Hobart Airport to enjoy this attraction. The Salamanca Market is an iconic outdoor market, with a picturesque backdrop of yachts and fishing boats. Every Saturday, Hobart’s waterfront comes alive with great food and music as thousands of people browse more than 300 stalls. There’s everything including arts and crafts, fashion, gourmet food and wines.
Wineglass Bay (pictured)
It’s the number one spot on every itinerary. The good thing to know is if you’re short of time, Wineglass Bay is easily manageable as one of your Tassie day trips in Spring. It’s about a two and a half hour drive northeast of Hobart. If you want to walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout, then allow up to two hours for the return hike. The white sandy beaches and clear waters are well worth the visit to this beautiful setting.
About two and a half hours north of Hobart is the lovely riverside city of Launceston. It’s famous for its green City Park, which is teaming with flowers in the spring. Cataract Gorge is also a major attraction worth visiting. Get a bite to eat while overlooking the water. If you have some extra time, travel a bit further north to squeeze in a trip to Beaconsfield. Visit the Mine and Heritage Centre where you can learn about the region’s history and life in the beautiful Tamar Valley.
Just five kilometres south of Port Arthur is an incredible site that many travellers don’t know about. You’ll come across a pathway with 130 stairs, which take you down to a viewing platform. Where you’re standing is where the remarkable cave once collapsed. From here, you can admire a spectacular view that looks through the cave and out to sea. What’s so remarkable about this cave is that the opening, when viewed from the platform, is the shape of Tasmania.