Tasmania may be Australia’s smallest state, but it packs a big punch when it comes to art, food, walking trails, wildlife, history, and much more. This refreshingly undeveloped region makes the perfect backdrop for a family or couples’ holiday, especially when you find the right luxury accommodation in Southern Tasmania. Here are some fantastic reasons to make Tasmania your next destination.
Lovely Hikes with Stunning Views
There are a variety of spots in Tasmania where you can enjoy a rewarding and picturesque hike. If you have time for only one, consider making it the Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania. This gorgeous region boasts mountains of pink granite, lush eucalyptus forests, and sandy beaches. Expect plenty of sunshine year-round in this most-photographed natural attraction in Tasmania. Avoid the sweltering heat of mainland Australia and enjoy the cooler climate as you take in the coastal scenery.
Clean Air and Pure Water
The cleanest air and purest water in the world, to be exact. If it’s fresh air you’re after, there’s no better place to get it. The winds from Antarctica and the lack of urbanisation work together to create the least polluted air on earth. As for the water, the rainwater here is so pure that Australian Olympic athletes drink it. You’ll also find this incredibly clean water in local products including beers and wines.
The Local Foods and Drinks
Speaking of beer and wine – and seafood – Tasmania produces some of the best. From locally sourced produce in Hobart to fresh-caught crayfish and abalone in Bicheno to the fresh oysters in Barilla Bay, Tasmania is an outstanding place to indulge in culinary pleasures. There are many wine regions near your Southern Tasmania accommodation as well where you can spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying a leisurely lunch at a charming vineyard restaurant. Alternatively, join a brewery tour and learn about the beers, processes, and history of the brewery.
Because Tasmania is isolated from the mainland, it’s an ideal refuge for plants and animals that are rare everywhere else in the world – including the legendary marsupial, the Tasmanian Devil. Other noteworthy potential sightings include the Thylacine, the wedge-tailed eagle, the Eastern and Spotted Quoll, and the Tasmanian Pademelon, a creature similar to a wallaby. You can get an up-close view of a variety of marsupials, birds, and reptiles at Trowunna Wildlife Park in Mole Creek.
Where to Find Family Accommodation in Southern Tasmania
If you’re looking for accommodation in Southern Tasmania, Huon River Cottage is perfect for families, couples, or groups of friends. This lovely family accommodation in Southern Tasmania is a three-bedroom, two-bath cottage featuring unbelievable views of the river and country scenery. Use the self-contained cottage as a base for your stay and then enjoy day trips to the many nearby tourist attractions. To experience all Tasmania has to offer, contact Huon River Cottage today. We’ll be happy to help you plan your getaway.