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.