Tasmanian Short Breaks
Take control from the driver's seat and discover a range of exciting getaways just a short drive from Hobart. Witness spectacular mountain scenery, discover historic mining and seaside fishing villages and savour delicious local produce washed down by memorable wines.
1) Hobart to the West Coast wilderness
Journey through the two World Heritage areas of Cradle Mountain and the wild rivers of the Franklin and lower Gordon, an easy drive from Hobart, and easier still from Devonport (just one hour 15 minutes away) or Launceston (two hours). En route to the wild and rugged West Coast, discover picturesque fishing villages and towns steeped in mining history while passing through dense and pristine forest overlooking wide lakes and rivers tumbling through steep gorges. Relax in one of the region’s luxurious resorts after a day exploring breathtaking natural beauty and savouring some of the best of Tassie's gourmet food and wine. Travel from Hobart to the West Coast Wilderness >>> Read more on West Coast Wilderness....
2) Hobart to Freycinet National Park
Escape to the world-famous Freycinet National Park, just a leisurely 2.5-hour drive east of Hobart. Explore its sea cliffs and forests, tracks and beaches: stroll the white sandy beaches of Wineglass Bay, perfect for sea kayaking and swimming; or head to the Hazard Range for climbing, abseiling and mountain walking. Indulge in world-class accommodation at the Freycinet Lodge and discover the flavours of the area's fresh, natural produce - don’t miss the local lobster-size crayfish. Escape to Freycinet National Park from Hobart >>> Find out more on Freycinet National Park....
3) Huon Trail to Cockle Creek
Take a drive through rolling countryside along winding back roads past a patchwork of orchards, small farms, vineyards and picturesque small townships scattered among the hills - all set against the scenic backdrop of pretty bays and rivers. Bushwalk to Hartz Peak for panoramic views, climb down into the caves of Hastings, relax on the magnificent beaches of Recherche Bay and stroll the cliff tops of Bruny Island. Along the way browse arts and craft galleries, savour the seasonal produce of the Huon Valley - salmon, oysters, beef, trout, lamb, fruits and vegetables, including famed Huon Valley mushrooms - and sample award-winning wines. Drive from Huon Trail to Cockle Creek >>> Learn more about the Huon Trail to Cockle Creek....
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