Getting here

The journey is part of the adventure.

Embrace old-school road tripping… Stop often, explore plenty and don’t be afraid to get a little lost! From Launceston and Hobart, you can expect to be on the road between 3.5 and 4.5 hours, depending on whether you’re finishing in Queenstown or Strahan.

The journey West takes you through remarkable rainforest, over mountain plateaus and down into incredible glacial valleys, all globally recognised by UNESCO as offering some of the most diverse and unique flora the world has to offer.

From Hobart – Top 5 Must Stop Destinations

  • New Norfolk – explore fascinating antique shops and incredible local produce.
  • Curringa Farm – perfect stop for a coffee and to stretch your legs.
  • Derwent Bridge – stop here for a great pub meal or take the short detour to Lake St Clair.
  • Franklin Nature Trail – a 30-minute walk on mostly duckboard through beautiful rainforest.
  • Nelson Falls – an accessible short walk to beautiful Nelson Falls.

From Launceston – Top 5 Must Stop Destinations

  • Alum Cliffs – a short, 1.6km walk that overlooks the Mersey Valley. Worth the stop!
  • Sheffield Murals – take a wander through this artistic town and spot the many murals.
  • Tasmazia – get lost in the eight mazes or browse the Village of Lower Crackpot.
  • Dove Lake Circuit – a must-do of any Tassie itinerary, take in this 6km circuit with spectacular views of Cradle Mountain.
  • Spray Tunnel – adventure into this 100m long abandoned rail tunnel outside of Zeehan.

From Devonport – Top 5 Must Stop Destinations

Please note that not all recommended activities will fit into your day, particularly where longer walks are suggested. We recommend you look into those that interest you and check to make sure walks and activities are available at the time of year you plan to travel.

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