Tasmania’s roadways provide travellers with abundant opportunities to experience spectacular landscapes, food and adventures. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or after a relaxing holiday, hiring a car or campervan from companies such as Cruisin’ Tasmania allows you to unlock the unforgettable experiences on offer throughout the island state.

Tasmania’s South

Situated less than 2 hours’ drive east from Tasmania’s capital Hobart, you’ll find the historic and haunting Port Arthur penal colony. While in the area, be sure to take advantage of the Norfolk Bay and Port Arthur areas’ stunning land, bay and seascapes, colonial-era accommodation and isolated beaches.

Waiting at the end of a breathtaking 2-and-a-half-hour drive west from Hobart is Strathgordon. Here, travellers can marvel at the immense Gordon Dam and experience the other-worldly beauty of the south-west’s incredible World Heritage Wilderness Area, both of which are must-see destinations.

Tasmania

Tasmania

The Wild West Coast

Meandering through jaw-dropping mountain ranges and pristine forests, the Lyell Highway between Derwent Bridge and Queenstown connects Tasmania’s south to its ancient and rugged West Coast. With countless side-roads offering short to long walks that boast must-see views of dense rainforest, vast lakes and distant mountains, a stop along the Lyell Highway is surely a top destination on your way to Strahan.




Tasmania

Tasmania

The Northwest

Located in the Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Marion’s Lookout in Tasmania’s north-west is not to be missed. 2 hours’ drive from Strahan on the West Coast, or 2 hours and 15 minutes from Launceston in Tasmania’s north, Marion’s Lookout grants once-in-a-lifetime views of rugged, snow-tipped mountain ranges and high altitude lakes as far as the eye can see. The awe-inspiring landscape viewable from Marion’s Lookout, which is accessible by car, provides a raw experience of Tasmania’s natural beauty and is a must-see destination for all travellers.

Tasmania

Tasmania

Fancy taking a 100-metre slide down from a rainforest canopy to the floor of a sinkhole? Dismal Swamp in the Tarkine Forest of Tasmania’s north-west offers this exhilarating and unique experience. Unlike the dramatic mountain ranges that tower throughout Tasmania, Dismal Swamp allows visitors to explore a world below the surface. Only 40 minutes’ drive from the refreshing and pristine coastal town of Stanley, Dismal Swamp is a must-see for the daring and curious.

Tasmania

Tasmania

Your journey in Tasmania need not be long to have experiences that will leave a lasting impression. These five must-see destinations will start you off in directions that lead to the pleasant discovery of natural marvels and manmade delights that you can add to your very own list of must-see Tasmanian destinations.

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