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The best road trips to take in Tasmania

G'day road trip enthusiasts! Boy, do we have some exciting news for you - you can now pick up or drop off your JUCY Crib campers in Tasmania’s state capital – Hobart.

If you've got a set of JUCY wheels and a thirst for adventure, Tasmania, the island state of Australia, is your ultimate playground.

Buckle up, because we're about to explore the best road trips that'll make your heart race and your Insta feed envy-worthy.

Great Eastern Drive

Wineglass Bay in Tasmania

Grab your sunnies and hit the road for the Great Eastern Drive. This coastal extravaganza is a visual feast of turquoise waters, secluded beaches, and picture-perfect coastal cliffs.

If, like us, you’re a bit of a beach bunny then Tasmania’s East Coast is the place to— hop from beach to beautiful beach and soak up all that coastal goodness.

If you’re looking for some new furry friends, then head to Orford and catch the ferry to Maria Island for the day, which is home to plenty of Aussie wildlife – think wombats, wallabies, roos, and over 120 bird species.

No Tasmania road trip is complete without a visit to Freycinet National Park, which is the ultimate hiker’s paradise. The park is epic, to say the least, with its pink granite mountains, secluded beaches, and a variety of walking trails for all abilities. Wait, there’s more … it’s home to the famous Wineglass Bay, which FYI is like the Mona Lisa of beachesiconic and absolutely stunning.

Top tip: To enter any of Tasmania’s National Parks, you need to have a pass, so be sure to buy this when planning your trip. Get yours here.

Next head to Bicheno, a tiny coastal town where you can watch penguins on the shores, before making your way north to stroll across the white sands on one of the many beaches in the Bay of Fires.

The Western Wilds

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

They don’t say West is best for nothing. Be sure to add Tasmania’s west coast to your travel plans as it’s pretty wild.

From historic towns to UNESCO-listed wonders, the West Coast is where it’s at! The west is mostly made up of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area, which is home to six national parks and heaps of reserves – so lace up and start exploring, pronto!

Be sure to spend a few days in Lake St Clair National Park, exploring Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair, which is Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake. So, whether you want to cruise on the lake or prefer to stay on land and explore the trails – there’s something for everyone...

...Even for trainspotters! If you're keen on combining your road trip with a touch of nostalgia, hop on the West Coast Wilderness Railway departing from Strahan or Queenstown. Take in the sights and learn all about the rich history of this rainforest railway adventure.  

Northern Forage

Floating Sauna on Lake Derby in Tasmania

Road-tripping Northern Tasmania is like a breath of fresh air – literally, the air here is officially some of the cleanest in the world, so be sure to breathe it all in!

Northern Tasmania is a diverse region that offers a perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural experiences, and culinary delights.

Fed up with your supermarket snacks? We’ve got you sussed. Prepare your taste buds for a flavour-packed road trip around the Tasting Trail – that’s right, a whole trail dedicated to sampling the finest food and drink that the North west has to offer. In fact, there are about 40 foodie stops along the way, so be sure to pack your stretchy pants!

Treat yourself to a gourmet adventure and explore Tamar Valley, Tasmania’s largest wine region (remember to drink responsibly). Get your hands dirty unearthing truffles in Deloraine, make friends with the wildlife in Narawntapu National Park and if you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, then head to the Blue Derby trails and try your hand at mountain biking.

Oh, and we can’t forget the floating sauna on Lake Derby, where you can take a refreshing dip and warm your cockles in the sauna afterward.

Southern Edge

A photo of the lighthouse on Bruny Island, Tasmania

Kickstart your South Tassie road trip with a quick 20-minute drive from Hobart to the crown jewel - Mt Wellington. Take a walk to the peak to check out the epic views across Hobart and Southern Tasmania, or you can cruise to the top in your camper via Pinnacle Road.

Head further afield, and take the ferry to Bruny Island, which is an island off an island off an island – try and get your head around that! It’s home to heaps of wildlife, views for days, and local producers specialising in oysters, cheese, and chocolate. Yum!

If you’ve got more than a day to explore Bruny, then lace up and hike the Cape Queen Elizabeth Track and the Fluted Cape Track. You won’t regret it!

If seeing the southern lights is on your list, then you’re in the right place. Tassie is a haven for stargazing and is one of the few places in the world to see the natural lightshow. Top tip: head further south for a better chance to see the southern lights in action.

 

Are you ready to check out one (or all) of these epic Tasmania locations? If so, get your JUCY Crib booked, here!

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