In a sentence: A great place to ‘get away from it all’, this picturesque seaside village is perched at the doorstep of amazing Freycinet National Park.
The drive: The 200km route heads in a northeast direction, hugging sections of coast before veering sharply to descend along Freycinet Peninsula.
Top attractions in Coles Bay and surrounds
What’s nearby: Either on the way to or from Hobart, divert to Bicheno to see its famed blowhole in action. Spectacular.
Stay at: BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park.
In a sentence: Overlooking magical Macquarie Harbour on the state’s rugged west coast, this historical village is effortlessly enchanting.
The drive: A 300km route, largely along the Lyell Hwy, points northwest with the windy sections around Queenstown revealing incredible scenery. This has ‘long weekend’ written all over it.
Top attractions in Strahan
What’s nearby: The old-mining town of Zeehan, 45km north of Strahan, is full of stunning heritage buildings. There’s plenty of scope to unearth its intriguing past.
Stay at: BIG4 Strahan Holiday Retreat.
In a sentence: This charming northeast coastal town overlooks striking Georges Bay and is central to a wealth of amazing natural wonders.
The drive: Choose between a 250km inland route taking in some of the state’s most attractive towns like Oatlands and Ross. Or take the slightly longer stretch that hugs spectacular coastline and factor in a stop at Bicheno to view its famous blowhole.
Top attractions in St Helens
What’s nearby: Iconic Bay of Fires conservation area is must-visit material, but Evercreech Forest and St Columba Falls are just as Insta-worthy.
Stay at: BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park.
In a sentence: Sliced by the Tamar River, this stunning region takes famed food and wine and pairs it with a feast of fascinating attractions.
The drive: The 305km route (to Kelso) passes attractive heritage-rich towns along the Midland Highway as mentioned in the St Helens section – Campbell Town is another eye-catcher – before reaching Launceston and heading to the top of the state.
Top attractions in Tamar Valley
What’s nearby: Narawntapu National Park is stuffed with goodies, including engaging wildlife.