Travel Tasmania by Caravan

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Cherries the size of plums. Trays of fresh oysters at farmgate doors. Rural hospitality just like our great western state of WA. What’s not to love about Tasmania? And it’s so easy to get there! So today, our Caravanland team is determined to spread the word on just how easy it is to enjoy an off-road caravan holiday from Perth to the gorgeous apple isle.

First, get off-road ready

It’s wise to book your caravan in for a service with us. We’ll make sure everything’s maintained and ready to go. You might even grab that accessory you’ve been thinking about – an outdoor shower, bike/kayak rack or satellite dish. Next, book your place on the Spirit of Tasmania before you leave home. It’s the only way to get across Bass Strait to Tasmania and it’s a popular trip! Ferry costs start from around $300, depending on your vehicle.

It’s about the journey… and the destination!

Now to our five best sights to behold (that will easily triple by trip’s end!):

An Island of Isthmuses

Nowhere in the world is there one stretch of coastline with so many well-formed isthmuses as in Tasmania. They stretch from the famous deep blue of Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula, to Maria Island, Eaglehawk Neck, South Arm on the Derwent River to the isthmus that separates North and South Bruny Island. At every stop, astonishing beauty greets you. Just make sure to rug up in winter as the Roaring Forties makes its presence felt.

Bruny Island

Quite probably the jewel in Tasmania’s gem-laden crown, Bruny Island delivers pristine nature in an ultimate wilderness experience. Get ready for numerous sightings of fur seals, fairy penguins, white wallabies and a huge amount of birds on the many bushwalks or coastline cruises. You won’t starve as Bruny Island serves up its famous cheeses, chocolates, berries and seafood. And yes, there are some excellent sites for parking the caravan.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Walk amongst the rows and rows… and rows of Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Nabowla. A working lavender farm year-round, you’re invited to chat to their team as they tend the fields. Bridestowe is a haven for wildlife, so after discovering its beauty, stroll inside to see the amazing assortment of lavender products, including a nice cup of lavender tea!

Russell Falls

Set your caravan up at Mount Field National Park and you’re right on the doorstep of Tasmania’s most photographed and prettiest waterfall – Russell Falls. Just over an hour’s drive from Hobart, the falls drop over three tiers of rock. There’s a 20-minute return walk to the falls. At night, the mood is heightened beautifully by rock recesses that showcase glow worms.

Freycinet National Park

Take a short, medium effort walk to the lookout over Wineglass Bay and you will witness a true sought-after sight of Tasmania. If you have extra energy to burn, continue the half day walk down to the bay and back around again to the pink granite peaks of the Hazards Range. The granite is best enjoyed when the orange glow of sunrise and sunset settles upon it. Everyone has a travellers’ bucket-list. We hope now that Tasmania is at the top of every one of them – just under: Get a beautiful RV from Perth’s off-road caravan and motorhome specialist: check!

The team at Caravanland stand ready to help when you’re ready to travel!