Tasmania is one of the most famous regions within Australia among the international audience, yet many of the people who have heard of this region know little to nothing about it. First and foremost, Tasmania is Australia’s only island state...
Tasmania is one of the most famous regions within Australia among the international audience, yet many of the people who have heard of this region know little to nothing about it. First and foremost, Tasmania is Australia’s only island state, and it currently hosts a population of around half a million people. Though the island is cut off from mainland Australia due to the Bass Strait, the island is highly accessible these days and a worthy destination to consider the next time you are considering a vacation.
While there’s no “wrong” way to visit Tasmania, you will enjoy the island even more if you explore the rugged island in a campervan. The island of Tasmania offers a vibrant local culture, but it is primarily known for its incredibly gorgeous and majestic countryside. If you decide to take the plunge and explore Tasmania in a campervan you should consider visiting a few of the following attractions.
The town of Strahan lies nestled along the western coast of Tasmania. Strahan used to be primarily a fishing and mining town, though these days it supports itself primarily through tourism. The fact Strahan offers a popular destination for many visitors and travelers over the course of the year has done little to dull its rugged, independent charm. Strahan has always been relatively isolated from the rest of Tasmania, and while it’s more accessible than ever it still offers a great jumping off point for exploring its nearby wilderness. Popular outdoor adventures in the area revolve around the Gordon River and the Franklin River. Fishing remains an important part of Strahan’s present-day legacy, and the town offers incredible opportunities for hobbyists.
Overall, it’s Strahan’s isolated nature which makes it such a good destination for campervan travelers. The town can serve as an exceptional outpost to return to when you need to restock and refuel after extended adventures exploring the surrounding countryside and wilderness in your vehicle.
You’d be hard pressed finding many tourist attractions within Tasmania which are more famous than Cradle Mountain. Not only is Cradle Mountain renowned within Australia for its breathtaking natural beauty, the mountain and its surrounding environment are actually known as one of the most beautiful natural destinations in the entire world!
Cradle Mountain sits right in the middle of Tasmania, lying within the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, which is open to the public. While the mountain, and the park in general, offer a wide range of modern accommodations, nothing compares to exploring the park’s land within a campervan. After all, if you had access to one of the world’s most impressive natural environments wouldn’t you want to stay within it and not cloister yourself away in a hotel or lodge?
Within Cradle Mountain and its surrounding parks you will find many specific outdoor adventures to undertake. The region is home to the Overland Track, which is often regarded as one of the best multi-day walks in the entire world. The mountain itself provides exceptional climbing and hiking opportunities, and the surrounding landscape is diverse, offering everything from forests to grasslands to bluffs. The region also features a number of must-see, rich blue lakes. Dove lake is a popular destination for many travelers, yet Lake St. Clair holds the distinction of being the deepest lake in all of Australia.
No matter where you travel, exploring Tasmania in a campervan will afford you a seemingly never-ending series of incredible vistas and unforgettable adventures to undertake.