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Australian Escape - Tasmania
Tasmania is one of those wonderful locations, with beautiful scenery, adventure tour options, great range of walks, delicious local produce, or sitting back and relaxing with a roaring fire, good book and fine wines.

Holidays always seem to go fast and when things go awry, that relaxing break is all but over. With a little bit of planning and research, you can try to make things go as smoothly as possible and squeeze those extra hours into just enjoying your holiday.

Australia offers a huge array of places to experience and things to do, with something for every taste, whether it is adventure, eco, relaxing on a beach, 4 wheel-driving, camping and caravanning, the choices are staggering.

So whether you prefer a rigid itinerary, or something a bit flexible, such as detour here or an extra day there... following are a few suggestions for a unique getaway in Tasmania, Australia.

If you’ve done a holiday, that you are sure others may enjoy, why not drop us a line with an outline of the route and even send us some photos to add here. 

Escape - Getaway Destinations - Tasmania

Fine Wines and Food
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Tasting wine and enjoying the local produce is fast becoming a national pastime for Australians and the areas around Hobart offer some of the most picturesque places to indulge this pastime. And if the scenery is not enough the wine and food has people coming back for more. The quality of Tasmania wines is up there with the best and following are some great places to visit to indulge this passion:
  • Moorilla Estate
    • 655 Main Rd, BERRIEDALE • Ph: 03 6277 9900
    • Just 12 km from Hobart, this is one of Tasmania’s oldest vineyards.
  • Stefano Lubiana
    • 60 Rowbottoms Rd, GRANTON • Ph:03 6263 7457
    • Approximately 20 kms out of Hobart, the wines here have reached a cult status for some.
  • Coal River Valley
    • There are vineyards throughout this region, with wines available for tasting at the
    • Richmond Food and Wine Centre • 27 Bridge St, RICHMOND • Ph: 03 6260 2619
    • Tasmanian Wine Centre • 201 Collins St, HOBART • Ph: 03 6234 9995
  • Stoney Vineyard
    • Tea Tree Rd, CAMPANIA • Ph: 03 6260 4174
  • Meadowbank
    • 699 Richmond Rd, CAMBRIDGE • Ph: 03 6248 4484
    • The original vineyard is at Glenora, but there is a new cellar and restaurant at Cambridge.
  • Huon Valley
    • In good seasons, produces some great pinot noir and grows some great fruit.
    - The Hartzview Wine Centre • 70 Dillons Rd, GARDNERS BAY • Ph: 03 6295 1623
    - Home Hill Wines • 38 Nairn St, RANELAGH • Ph: 03 6264 1028

 

Great Short Walks
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Tourism Tasmania have a great little brochure called “Tasmania’s Great Short Walks” offering 30 walks around Tasmania that can vary from a gentle stroll through to something more physically challenging. It details time taken for walk, difficulty, facilities and more. Walks are:
North West
  • Dove Lake Circuit (Cradle Mountain)
  • Enchanted Walk (Cradle Mountain)
  • Fernglade (Burnie)

North

  • Meander Falls (from Deloraine)
  • Liffey Falls (from Bracknell, Deloraine or Great Lake)

North East

  • Ralphs Falls (from Ringarooma or Pyengana)
  • St Columba Falls (from St Helens or Ringarooma)
  • Evercreech (from Fingal or Ringarooma)

South

  • Russell Falls (Mt Field National Park)
  • Lady Barron Falls Circuit (Mt Field National Park)
  • Tall Trees (Mt Field National Park)
  • Keoghs Creek (from Geeveston)
  • South Cape Bay (from Cockle Creek)
West
  • Lake St Clair (from Derwent Bridge)
  • Echo Point (from Derwent Bridge)
  • Mt Rufus (from Derwent Bridge)
  • Franklin River (from Lyell Highway)
  • Donaghys Lookout (from Lyell Highway)
  • Nelson Falls (from Lyell Highway)
  • Hogarth Falls (Strahan)
  • Kelly Basin (from Queenstown)

East

  • Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er (Swansea)
  • Friendly Beaches (from Bicheno or Swansea)
  • Wineglass Bay Lookout (Freycinet National Park)
  • Wineglass Bay (Freycinet National Park)
  • Hazards Beach (Freycinet National Park)
  • Bishop and Clerk (Maria Island)
  • Fossil Cliffs (Maria Island)
  • Painted Cliffs (Maria Island)
  • Waterfall Bay (Tasman Peninsula)

(Source: Tourism Tasmania 2001)


 

Tasmania Trail
• Bronte Park Highland Village, c/- PO, BRONTE PARK TAS 7140
• Ph: 03 6289 1126 (for a copy) • Enquiries: 03 6233 2995 / 0419 370 528
• The Tasmania Trail is a long distance (480 km) multi-purpose recreational trail, extending from Devonport on the northern coast to Dover in the south. The guidebook provides walkers, mountain bike riders and horse riders all the information required to travel all or part of the Trail.

 

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