March 9, 2015

 

You MUST Do these Five Things in Tasmania

 

I recently returned from an awesome week in Tasmania and the activities on the scenic island-state are endless.  From ghost tours to kayaking excursions and even winding down with a delightful glass of vino and a full plate, Tasmania has got a lot to offer!  Here are my top five things to do in Tasmania:

 

1)    Port Arthur Ghost Tour  

This hour and half tour may not be suitable for the faint-hearted, but it’s a great source of information on mysteries, paranormal activity and eerie occurrences that have happened within Port Arthur’s historic sites.  If it isn’t the incredible amount of information that intrigues you, it’s the wonderful tour guides that make the stories quite enchanting!

2)    Kayaking in Freycinet  

This is a three-hour activity that is sure to get your heart pumping and your adrenaline working overtime. You don’t have to be a pro kayaker either; this excursion can be enjoyed at your own pace; whatever is comfortable for you.  Interesting fact: you’ll come across all kinds of marine life, including sting rays!

 

3)    Wineglass Bay Look Out  

For the health nut (or not), here is the time to get your fitness on – hiking up to the Wineglass Bay lookout afforded excellent views over uncrowded Wineglass Bay.  It is well worth it once you’re up at the top – stunning views!  A tip: go early in the morning as there will be less people around (and don't forget to bring your camera!).

4)    Seafood Lunch at ‘Fish Frenzy’ 

You can’t enjoy the many activities without winding down to some heaping portions of deliciousness – and the portions here are plentiful!  Fish Frenzy is located in a unique location: Elizabeth Street Pier, along Hobart’s beautiful waterfront and among Hobart’s historical buildings.  Here is where you’ll get to see great views of the marina and boats sailing by.

5)    Salamanca Market in Hobart 

This is worth working into your Tassie itinerary.  Every Saturday this market is a booming attraction with over 300 different vendors selling fine Tasmanian goodies.  Such items include fresh fruits and produce, gourmet cheeses, arts and crafts and so on.  When you’re all shopped out, the Salamanca Market is close to various pubs and restaurants.

 

 

Written By: Michelle (Destination Specialist) 

I had the time of my life in Tasmania.  Let me help you plan your fabulous Australian escape and if willing, you won’t regret adding this little golden nugget – Tasmania – to your itinerary!