Tasmania holidays for 2017

August 16, 2016

Planning a trip to Tasmania next year?


Tasmania coastal scenery

This post will surely whet your appetite and inspire you to plan your next holiday on this exquisite island whether you are planning a camper holiday or an escorted motorhome tour with us!

You’ll love Tassie.  It may be Australia’s smallest state but this immensely beautiful island of ancient forests, snow-capped mountains and wild coastline will delight all of your senses.  Tasmania can take you from ancient World Heritage listed forest one day, to a vibrant and exciting city, or wandering along a deserted white beach the next.

As unique as it is breathtaking, Tasmania offers an extraordinary range of experiences, possesses some of the most pristine and untouched environments in the world as an astonishing one third of the island is covered by National Park and World Heritage Areas, protecting the unspoilt landscapes and enormous diversity of native plants and animals.


Tasmania Vineyards

With its pristine environment, the ‘Apple Isle’ is a foodie’s paradise and boasts some of Australia’s best produce, food and wine.  It will charm you with its tiny fishing villages, vibrant cities and spectacular natural wonders.  Uncover the fascinating convict history, cultured cities and vibrant arts scene and enjoy the sheer diversity of scenery that unfolds before you…..every turn literally taking your breath away.

Take in panoramic views from lighthouses, chairlifts and the tops of waterfalls! Devour freshly baked scallop pies and cherries straight from the tree. Sip award winning cool climate wines.  And you’ll love meeting the natives…devils, wombats, penguins…even a glow-worm or two!


Tasmania coast

When setting off on your holidays here, you’ll set out from Hobart. Delightful Hobart is voted again and again as one of the world’s favourite cities. Nestled in the foothills of majestic Mount Wellington at the entrance of the Derwent River, Tasmania’s capital city will charm you with its perfect fusion of heritage and cosmopolitan lifestyle.   The small city centre is lined with beautiful Georgian buildings which house cafes, galleries and micro-breweries. You’ll love the historic essence of the city, the vibrant food and wine scene and the world-class attractions, such as the avant-garde MONA Gallery.

So if you’re planning on hiring a campervan you’ll pick up your camper from Hobart and will need an idea of itinerary! Check out our Tasmania travel route where we have a couple of really useful videos giving you lots of travel tips, a page full of information on what you can do along with a free PDF download to help you plan your route.

For those of you who prefer to have a hassle free holiday and like to have many inclusions included into your holiday, join us on our escorted motorhome tour!


Tasmania wildlife

Gallivanting Oz is excited to launch brand new tour dates for our popular 21 Day Escorted Motorhome Tour of Tasmania. Joining us on our escorted motorhome tours we make travelling a breeze. There is no need to worry about where you’re going each day as we include all the ‘must see’ highlights, hidden gems and heaps of activities too!

The tour guides provide invaluable insight into the areas you are travelling through and you’ll love catching up with your group in the evenings for sundowners as you chat about your day. This is freedom travel at its best – relax and explore at your leisure, knowing that we have planned the best routes and booked the best campsites.  We even organise a premium motorhome with full insurance for you.  We believe that it’s all the little details that make the difference – and from the fabulous feedback we receive on our tours, we know you do too!

Our tour will get to explore the stunning and dramatic coastline, convict heritage, highlands and national parks of Tasmania, interspersed with charming villages.


The tour includes visits to:

  • Bruny Island, the Gordon River system and surrounds near Strahan.


    Cradle Mountain

  • Checkout the picturesque lakes, waterfalls and local produce as we meander on our lap of the island.
  • You’ll love the day around Cradle Mountain before heading to the northern coast where you’ll see the little penguins coming ashore.
  • There’s time to explore the beautiful wineries, enjoy scenic walks, plus if you’re an oyster lover like us, you’ll be in your element.
  • Travelling the east coast, we’ve included a boat trip to see the picture perfect Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park.
  • Spend time discovering more about the convict history at Port Arthur plus the nearby interesting coastline.
  • You’ll even have an opportunity to check out a Tasmanian Devil plus other local wildlife.

You can check out more comprehensive tour highlights here.

If you are thinking of heading to Tasmania and are unsure where to start or even perhaps what type of vehicle you need, or are interested in our escorted motorhome tour in 2017, get in touch with us as we can help run through with you what your best options are.

We pride ourselves on our friendly one to one customer service and would like to help you benefit from our knowledge and experience!

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