East Coast Tasmania

We hired a van and took the slow roads up from Hobart to Launceston, stopping all along the east coast of Tasmania to explore the little towns, beaches and parks that make the island state so unique.

Hobart: first stop Hobart - taking in the colonial architecture and sweet cottages, visiting Salamanca Markets and wandering around town, sampling cheese and wine.

Bruny Island: this island is visitable as a day trip from Hobart, and is located to the south. It is famous for its produce (great oysters and cheese) and for its dramatic coastal cliffs and the sea life surrounding them.

Sorell & Tessellated Pavement State Reserve: sweet little Sorell is a fun stop for a glass of wine and a potter around, then on to the famed rock tessellations along the southeastern coast of Tasmania. 

Port Arthur: heading further southeast you reach the site of Port Arthur, which provides a history lesson in Australia's brutal convict beginnings. It is also the site of a more recent shooting tragedy, so the wounds of the past are two-fold here. 

Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay: this national park is arguably the most spectacular in Tasmania. People flock here each year to explore the pretty coastal area and do the picturesque walks, such as the walk around Wineglass Bay.

Bay of Fires: this area at the north end of the coast is pretty special and extremely photogenic. You can walk out along this remote coastal area and the rocks along the beach are singed orange.

Launceston: we just happened to arrive in Launceston on the biggest day of the year - the Launceston Cup. So over we went to put a bet on the horses and drink champagne. Here's me trying to sweet talk a bookie unsuccessfully.


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