By Ellen Morgan
Published: Monday, December 7, 2020
Updated: December 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm
See the spectacular natural wonders that make Tasmania a photographer’s paradise and taste the flavours that have people coming back for more.
In the island state, mountains appear like emerald velvet and farmland fields are a honey gold. Dramatic cliffs are lapped by deep blue waters and city streets are dotted with cultural haunts and food havens. Welcome to Tasmania.
What it lacks in size, Tasmania makes up for in just about everything else. Whether you’re after a feast for the tastebuds, an action-packed adventure, or an arts and culture discovery, there’s plenty to explore.
It’s the place you never knew you missed, until the moment you step on the plane back home. Looking to head over for a weekend? We’ve put together a 3-day itinerary to inspire you for your next getaway across Bass Straight.
We recommend heading over on a Thursday afternoon and spending the night settling into your accommodation, ready to take on the next three days of exploring.
Grab a coffee and some brekky in the city to start the day (we love Criterion Street Cafe or Straight Up Coffee and Food). With your belly full, hop back in the car for a scenic drive to Bruny Island. The hour-long trip to the ferry terminal at Kettering is a bucket-list item in itself with stunning views of the Huon Valley on your way.
Once at the terminal, book your ticket and jump on the next available ferry to the island. We recommend checking the times online before you start the drive. Only a short trip across the water, it’s easy to take your car and make your own way around the deceptively large island.