Tasmania

Tasmania’s dark heritage

During early Australian settlement, convicts outnumbered free men and women; Australia was essentially an open-air prison. For more than a century after convict transportation to Australia from Britain ended in 1868, this convict heritage was a point of shame. There were many ugly truths to hide; some convicts had done little more than steal a … Continued

A guide to the Freycinet Peninsula

Explore the coastal paradises and calming landscapes of the Freycinet Peninsula and surrounds. Named after French explorer Louis de Freycinet, who sailed through the area in the 1800s, the Freycinet Peninsula can be found on Tasmania’s east coast, overlooking the Tasman Sea. South of Launceston and only 2.5 hours from Hobart, the Freycinet Peninsula has … Continued

Australia’s most romantic spots

Australia is home to its fair share of romantic spots that are just perfect for sharing special moments with your significant other. These places inspire grand romantic gestures with their intimate feel, stunning views and inspiring settings. You’ll feel as though you and your sweetheart are the only people in the world.                                                  Satellite Island, Tasmania … Continued

Driving up to the water’s edge

Experience rough roads and relaxing backdrops on some of Australia’s best beach tracks. Mount William National Park, Tasmania The northern section of the Bay of Fires, on Tasmania’s east coast, extends into the secluded Mount William National Park. Two hours’ drive from Launceston, Mount William National Park is, like the south, fringed by gorgeous coastline – … Continued

Driving up to the water’s edge

Experience rough roads and relaxing backdrops on some of Australia’s best beach tracks. Mount William National Park, Tasmania The northern section of the Bay of Fires, on Tasmania’s east coast, extends into the secluded Mount William National Park. Two hours’ drive from Launceston, Mount William National Park is, like the south, fringed by gorgeous coastline – … Continued

A view over the edge of civilisation

On the wild, isolated west coast of Tasmania, you might not find a lot of people; but the life-affirming landscapes will find you. The roaring forties trade winds whip across one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of water on Earth, tearing from South America over three oceans before hitting the first landmass in more than … Continued

Best bouldering spots down under

Expand your horizons beyond the walls of your local climbing gym and head to some of Australia’s best bouldering spots. Even though it’s the world’s flattest continent, Australia still has an incredible range of climbs for any bouldering enthusiast. Chalk up, get climbing and don’t forget to stay safe and avoid climbing near sacred Aboriginal … Continued

Autumn adventures: part two

With winter fast approaching, we are inching closer to peak coldness while on the road. Part one of our ‘Autumn adventures’ series saw Victoria’s High Country, New South Wales’s Armidale and Queensland’s Toowoomba all on display. Keep reading to see Caravanning Australia’s recommendations for the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Northern Territory … Continued

Heritage in the Heartlands

Join us as we explore some of Tasmania’s most significant historical attractions, nestled among the charming townships of the Heartlands. Perth to Mole Creek Perth was settled back in 1821 and is home to more than 40 historical buildings. If you’re looking to soak up all the history of the past 200 years, then drop … Continued

Thrillseeker’s guide to Australia

Everyone has their special interests on a holiday – such as nature, wildlife or relaxation. There is a certain group of people, however, who thrive off adrenaline and enjoy living on the edge. And they’re lucky; Australia is the perfect country for thrillseekers, with adventure-fuelled experiences on offer all over the country. So, if you’re … Continued

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