Summer is the perfect time to visit the Apple Isle offering
comfortable temperatures, breathtaking beaches and vibrant festivals.
Our 10 Day Summer Escape will guide you to the state’s most popular
summer destinations incorporating a range of great water and land based
activities. There’s no better place to experience the beauty of a good
ol’ fashioned Aussie summer.
- Day 1: Hobart
- Day 2: Hobart
- Day 3: Hobart to Cygnet
- Day 4: Cygnet to Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park
- Day 5: Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park
- Day 6: Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park to Binalong Bay
- Day 7: Binalong Bay to Bridport
- Day 8: Bridport to Launceston
- Day 9: Launceston to Richmond
- Day 10: Richmond to Hobart
Day 1 Hobart
Lap up the vibrant summer atmosphere in the sunny capital of
Hobart nestled on the estuary of the Derwent River. If you’re visiting
over the New Year period don’t miss out on the Taste of Tasmania
festival offering up the state’s finest local produce and providing a
lively atmosphere. Watch as the yachts trail in the harbour completing
the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Explore the many hip cafes and
restaurants of Salamanca and take a drive up Mount Wellington for clear
summer views of the city.
Day 2: Hobart
Catch the iconic ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art
(Mona) to experience the beautiful Derwent River and Australia’s most
controversial and quirky museum. In the evening don’t miss out on fresh
seafood down by the wharf.
Day 3: Hobart to Cygnet
Take a charming drive through the picture-perfect Huon
Valley to the quiet village of Cygnet just forty minutes from the
capital. Stop along the way at a range of farm gates to buy ancient
Tasmanian apples and freshly-picked berries. Explore the many antique
stores of Cygnet and admire the historical buildings. Enjoy lunch at the
iconic Red Velvet Lounge known for its extensive wine list and great
menu featuring local delights.
Day 4: Cygnet to Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park
Venture back through the Huon Valley on your way up
Tasmania’s striking east coast. On the way don’t miss a stop at the
Sorell Fruit Farm where you can pick your own cool climate fruit
including raspberries, strawberries and mouth-watering cherries. Your
next destination is the popular summer hub of Coles Bay; the gateway to
Freycinet National Park. Become part of the heightened atmosphere when
you arrive and head down to the local tavern where local backpackers can
be found sampling boutique Tasmanian beer. Enjoy take-away fish and
chips at the end of the local jetty where you will discover prime views
of the Hazards Mountain Range.
Day 5: Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park
Immerse yourself in the pure Tasmanian wilderness and
experience one of the many bushwalking opportunities in Freycinet
National Park. The prime summer weather conditions offer breathtaking
views from the Wineglass Bay Lookout. Hike up Mount Amos or walk the
popular Hazards Beach Circuit. Be sure to take sun cream and a water
bottle to protect yourself from the heat. In the evening pick up some
fresh oysters from Freycinet Marine Farm and enjoy them at your outdoor
Day 6: Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park to Binalong Bay
Welcome to the small but perfectly formed seaside oasis of
Binalong Bay. Spend the day at Binalong Bay Beach known for pristine
sand and temperate water and participate in a variety of water-sport
activities including surfing, fishing, boating, sailing and kayaking.
Enjoy a coastal walk and sample local seafood.
Day 7: Binalong Bay to Bridport
Enjoy a night in the peaceful town of Bridport. Experience
Australia’s finest public golf course at Barnbougle Dunes or simply lie
on one of the untouched beaches. Take a small trip to nearby Nabowla
where you will discover one of summer’s most iconic sights at the
Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm.
Day 8: Bridport to Launceston
Arrive in Tasmania’s second largest city, home to charming
Georgian architecture and leafy green parks smack bang in the city
centre. Enjoy a scenic walk to Cataract Gorge where you can swim and
take a ride on Australia’s longest single span chair lift. Wine
enthusiasts will delight in a tour of the nearby Tamar Valley known for
producing some of the country’s finest cool climate wine and home to the
famous Josef Chromy Winery and the Jansz Wine Room.
Day 9: Launceston to Richmond
Make your way to the heart of the Coal River Valley wine
region to the historic town of Richmond home to Australia’s oldest
bridge and gaol. Explore the main street with its many antique stores or
simply enjoy a picnic lunch besides the bridge, built by convicts in
the early 1800s. Take a drive to some of the nearby wineries offering
tastings of locally produced wines.
Day 10: Richmond to Hobart
Return to the Cruisin’ Hobart branch to return your
motorhome. On the way experience more of the regions vineyards including
popular Frogmore Creek Winery known for its spectacular setting amongst
the vines and producing the finest lunch in Tasmania.