One of the best parts of Tasmania is that it is full of amazing natural beauty that is just waiting to be explored by you and your travelling party. With quality motorhome rental at your disposal, you have the power to make your way to the amazing hiking trails and scenic water views situated all over the island state. Besides just having your own set of wheels, you can have the vacation you want with plenty of room for storing any gear you might need to enjoy these natural beauty spots to the fullest. Here are just a few ways to get in touch with nature during your time in Tassie.
Cradle Mountain is arguably Australia’s most famous trekking spot
Perhaps the most well-known natural attraction in all of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Apple Isle through the years. One of the most beloved, and at times challenging, hiking trails in the Southern Hemisphere, if not the world, Cradle Country is a haven for those who are looking for outdoor excitement. The area features a collection of wonderful walking trails that cater to different physical abilities, so you can tackle a longer route if you think you’ve got what it takes or just go on a leisurely outdoor stroll if you want to get some fresh air cycling through your lungs.
The crown jewel of the entire range is the vaunted Overland Track. It is certainly not for the faint of heart, so novice hikers or those with physical ailments probably want to sit this one out. The entire stretch covers 65km and will often take about six days to complete. That means you’d be better off passing if you’re worried about spending too much time away from your Tasmania campervan hire! The trail is busiest between October and May, so keep that in mind when planning your holiday. Also make sure to check before you go, as some parts of the year (usually the aforementioned busy stretch) requires a booking.
Drink in the delicious views on offer at Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula
Freycinet National Park on the Freycinet Peninsula is full of a huge range of gorgeous natural shapes and structures that there’s something for just about anybody who’s keen to get a bit of fresh air into their system. Wineglass Bay, while nowhere near the vino-friend Tamar Valley (more on that in a bit!), is delicious in its own right. One look out over the lush blue landscape of the bay and you’ll understand why it’s one of the most photographed locations in the entire country.
In addition to Wineglass Bay, you’ll find a handful of beaches to dig your toes into, outcroppings of picturesque pink granite, and even more awesome walking trails, whether you want a quick stroll through the woods or are looking to leave your motorhome parked for days as you camp on the trail. And, don’t you worry, there are plenty of places for you to post up with your Tasmania campervan hire as you enjoy this outpost on the eastern coast of the state.
A gem nestled tightly into the northern section of Tasmania, Cataract Gorge is a great place to check out and won’t even require you to pack up your gear and get back in your hired motorhome if you don’t want! Located around 1.5km from the Launceston CBD, this is a lighter option than the more intimidating Overland Track and Freycinet Peninsula walks if you or those you’re with are looking to throw on the hiking boots and get out amongst it. Don’t feel like going for a walk? No problem. You can relax and bask in the glorious views provided by the Cataract Gorge chairlift. And, if you’re feeling a bit toasty, you can don your swimmers, throw on a bit of sun cream and hop into the pool at First Basin.
Reward yourself for all the hiking and driving with a stop in the Tamar Valley
If you want to take your taste buds for an adventure and are fond of a few glasses of red or white, a visit to the famous Tamar Valley region north of Launceston is something that you should definitely make sure you include on your to-do list. One of the top stretches of wineries, orchards, and vineyards in Australia, and perhaps the world, the Tamar Valley is a great place to unwind and enjoy both the scenery of the Tamar River region as well as the wine itself. Even better is that the area makes for a fantastic road trip route for you and your Tasmania campervan rental!