Tasmania’s breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history, and tantalizing cuisine always capture the imagination, and this was certainly true for our escorted motorhome tour group who travelled all around the beautiful ‘Apple Isle’ on their 21-day adventure earlier this year.
Would you like to see more of what our Gallivanters got up to?
We have put together a video of all the Tasmania Escorted Tour highlights, so settle yourself down with a cuppa and let’s go motorhoming around Tassie!
Enjoy the special highlights reel from the Tasmania Feb 2020 escorted tour:
As always, our tour group travelled in the comfort of their individual Maui motorhomes at their own pace, enjoying the ease and guidance that comes with being part of one of our small personalised tour groups, accompanied by our fun-loving tour leaders who bring a deep love of Tassie and a huge wealth of knowledge too!
From the moment our tour leaders Jean and Dave met this group they knew they were in for a lot of fun…and they were right! From omelette-flipping contests to ukulele strumming around the campfire, there were lots of laughs, friendships forged, and a mountain of happy travel memories made as the group explored all the highlights and tucked-away treasures of this very special island.
- Setting off from Tasmania’s stunning riverside capital Hobart in the foothills of majestic Mount Wellington, our Gallivanters journeyed south to Bruny Island to experience its pristine forests and beaches, tour the historic lighthouse and, of course, taste all the delicious local produce, cheese, and seafood!
- Back on the mainland the group followed the mighty River Derwent north to visit the oldest fish hatchery in the southern hemisphere, then Mount Field National Park to enjoy breathtaking walking trails, gum forests, and waterfalls.
- Then a spectacular drive through the Central Highlands to historical Queenstown.
- Next onto the West Coast Wilderness Railway for a trip through King River Gorge and deep into old-growth rainforest, where whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles and a light lunch, the group learned the story of the railway, early European settlement and the ‘taming’ of the west coast!
- In Strahan on the wild and remote west coast, the group boarded a luxury cruise ship and ventured through the narrow entrance of Hells Gates into the Southern Ocean to explore convict island, Sarah Island and on to one of Tasmania’s treasures, the Gordon River, lined with the untouched ancient rainforest of the South West Wilderness National Park. Back in town the group enjoyed an award-winning (and hilarious!) play about the convict history of the area!
- World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions so we made sure the group had plenty of time to explore this magnificent region on a variety of shorter and longer walks, through the stunning surrounds, around lakes and up to lookouts. There was even the chance to make friends with a local wombat!
- North to Stanley, and an exhilarating chairlift ride to the top of The Nut (the core of an extinct volcano) to enjoy spectacular views from its peak across the Bass Straight, over surrounding beaches and the historic little fishing town.
- One of the gang pulled out his ukulele for some tunes around the campfire (and lots of laughs!) at Mole Creek after a busy day exploring Marakoopa Cave with its underground rivers and glow worms.
- The next stop was Launceston, famed for its Cataract Gorge; with its abundance of walking trails and panoramic views…and another chairlift!
Reaching the east coast again, our Gallivanters continued south down the stunning coastline of the Tasman Sea via the Bay of Fires, where they were privy to some of the most picturesque scenery, we think, in the whole world!
- Freycinet National Park and its famed Wineglass Bay is surpassed by no other!
- Everyone loved their visit to one of Tassie’s best conservation park to see some ferocious Tasmanian Devils and other amazing local wildlife and seeing the adorable Little penguins coming ashore was a special experience too!
- On the drive further south, there were amazing rock formations to check out on way to the former convict history of Port Arthur, where they went on a fascinating harbour cruise and explored the historic buildings and gardens.
- Finishing up the circuit of Tasmania back in Hobart, our Gallivanters ended their 21-day tour and made their way home armed with incredible photos, new-found friends, and special memories to last them a lifetime!
If you have enjoyed these highlights of our Tasmania Escorted Motorhome Tour, then get in touch with us now to find out about our tours for 2021!
Just think, you could be joining us on one of our Australian tours next year, take your pick from Tasmania, Darwin – Perth, Brisbane – Darwin, Adelaide to Darwin or Perth – Adelaide!