Tasmania is undoubtedly the place in the world that has taken me most by surprise. It comes under the radar of most tourists considering a holiday to Australia, and even a lot of natives haven’t been there which is particularly strange when you realise how absolutely stunning the place is.
After spending a few days exploring Hobart, we picked up a rental car to drive the island’s famous Great Eastern Drive. 176 kilometres long, it covers an incredible stretch of coastline that boasts views only rivalled by New Zealand and Norway, in my opinion. Tasmania as a whole is an incredibly friendly place, which means there are plenty of stops along the way where you can park up and explore.
The scenery changes with every turn of the narrow and steep roads. One minute we were in lush, green forests, the next looking out onto pristine white beaches. The sea is azure blue and beautifully clear, which draws in penguins, pelicans and sharks; whilst the vast parks shield all manner of wildlife including the obligatory wild Australian wallabies. It really is one of the most unbelievable places I’ve ever been to.
Here’s some of the beautiful views that took my breath away during our road trip:
Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay
Bay of Fires
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