While Tasmania – aka “Tassie” – is Australia’s smallest state, that doesn’t equate to a smaller amount of things to do by any means! I spent ten days there and felt like I barely scratched the surface of all that there was to see. From stunning coastline to lush city parks and delicious farm-to-table roadside havens, you’ll be wishing you could extend your stay in no time.
Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite Tassie scenes.
From the charming, hilly neighborhoods of Hobart…
to the capital city’s vibrant café scene…
boasting the best chai tea presentation I’ve ever had the pleasure to Instagram. (Drinking it was fun, too!)
From Mount Wellington’s sweeping views over Hobart and its surrounds…
to the beautiful countryside driving…
with scenes that seemed right out of a movie!
From the excitement at finally seeing Wineglass Bay in person, first from afar…
and then up close and personal… (dolphin spottings included!)
to enjoying the rest of Freycinet National Park’s pristine scenery, including sunset at Honeymoon Bay…
the surrounding coastline…
the bright blue, multi-hued water…
and the Cape Tourville Lighthouse path.
From the Bay of Fires in Binalong Bay…
with its lichen-covered rocks…
to inland Launceston to explore the Cataract Gorge Reserve…
and then back to the East Coast to enjoy scenery and scones at Kate’s Berry Farm.
From an impromptu detour to the Tasman Peninsula to enjoy the misty cliff-filled scenery…
to our last morning in Tassie, soaking up views of Pirates Bay before heading back to the mainland.
So who’s booking the next flight to Tassie?!
Cradle Mountain was originally on my list, too, but I honestly felt tired and burnt out and elected to skip it, sticking largely to the East Coast instead. Next time!
I wrote about our Tasmanian road trip in more detail on Weekend Notes – see that article here. You can also check out more of my Photo Feature series, which focuses less on words and more on images.
In the meantime…
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Jane @ Raincity LibrarianApril 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm
Oh, how I needed this! It’s cold, grey, wet and dreary here in the city, and I needed this momentary escape to blue skies, cute cafes, sandy beaches and countryside scenes. 🙂
Caity PfohlApril 21, 2017 at 11:07 am
I’m happy I could provide you with a little escapism, Jane! It’s been very dreary where I am in Central New York as well, so it felt bittersweet to look back through photos. Have a great weekend!
KatherineApril 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm
I spent two weeks in Tasmania and loved every single second of them! It’s just gorgeous country and the people are so lovely. It can be a little slow, depending on where you are, but in terms of a relaxing holiday, it’s on the top of my list! #WanderfulWednesday
Caity PfohlApril 21, 2017 at 11:09 am
Thanks so much for taking a look, Katherine! I felt the same way – I had initially thought ten days would be more than enough, but I could have happily continued driving around for a lot longer. Definitely hoping to get back there at some point!
VanessaApril 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm
Tasmania looks absolutely incredible! If I ever make it down under, I’ll make sure to visit Tassie as well. I think its climate would be much less of a shock for this Arctic girl as well 😉
Caity PfohlApril 21, 2017 at 11:11 am
So true, Vanessa! I went to Tasmania directly after camping for a few days in the Outback, where the temperatures were 40+ degrees every day. Arriving in Tasmania felt like such a relief climate-wise! It was still beautiful but a little easier to function at more normal temperatures. 🙂
Jessi (Two Feet, One World)April 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm
I can’t believe the range of landscapes just in this one island. I’ve visited Australia a couple of times but never made it to Tasmania. Your post definitely has me wanting to change that someday soon!
Caity PfohlApril 21, 2017 at 11:13 am
Thanks for reading, Jessi! 🙂 It’s definitely worth a visit. I wasn’t expecting the beaches and coastline to be so beautiful, and exploring inland was great, too. It also felt like the perfect place to road trip because things are more manageable distances from one another, as opposed to on the mainland, where everything is so far apart!
La Brutta FiguraApril 21, 2017 at 11:28 am
Tasmania sounds like paradise, and yet at least where I’m from it’s not really known as a holiday destination! In a way I hope it stays that way so when I go I can enjoy all those gorgeous beaches and water and bays without loads of tourists! Also dolphin spotting is right up my street. Never read a post about Tasmania so thanks for introducing it to me 🙂
Caity PfohlApril 25, 2017 at 11:44 am
I agree – I felt spoiled to not have to share the beautiful sites with very many people…we were often the only ones around, even at the most popular spots! Glad you liked the post. 🙂
EleonoreApril 30, 2017 at 2:25 pm
So beautiful! Tasmania would be a dream to visit 🙂 <3