Top Ten Things to do in Tasmania with a Campervan

With its stunning coastline, rugged mountain ranges and pristine forests, Tasmania is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Add to that a rich history and vibrant culture, and you have the perfect holiday destination. Here is our pick of the top 10 things you don’t want to miss when visiting Tasmania.

Explore the convict-era buildings of Port Arthur

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Australia’s most important historical sites, offering visitors a glimpse into life in the 1800s.

Visit MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)

This quirky museum houses an impressive collection of art from around the world.

Drive the scenic East Coast Road

This winding road offers stunning ocean views as it snakes along Tasmania’s eastern coast.

Take a cruise on the Gordon River

Get on board and travel into the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (which satisfies 7 criteria out of a possible 10, the highest score of any place on earth).

The Bay of Fires

Known for its bright orange lichen-covered rocks and turquoise waters, the Bay of Fires is great for swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking.

Discover Launceston

Take a day to explore Launceston. Highlights include the stunning Cataract Gorge, the wineries and orchards along the Tamar River Valley, and the Beaconsfield Mine museum.

Marvel at the dramatic landscapes of Freycinet National Park

With its pink granite cliffs and crystal-clear waters, Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s most picturesque spots.

Cradle Mountain

Known for its mountains, rivers and glaciers. The hiking trails here are some of the most popular in Tasmania, offering some of the best views in the state. You can also go trout fishing in the lake or take a horseback ride through the surrounding countryside.

Bridestowe Lavender Farm

Bridestowe sets the standard of global excellence in agrotourism, with 50,000+ tourists visiting annually. The Bridestowe lavender fields are among the most photographed landscapes in Tasmania.

The Tasmania Experience

The views in Tassie are spectacular, the wildlife is intriguing, and the food is fresh and tasty. With a motorhome rental, you can experience it without needing to travel back and forth from the hotel room. Notable attractions include waterfalls galore, an above-the-forest airwalk, bird watching, caving, the world's longest single-span chairlift (it’s at Launceston, the second largest city) and 5 World Heritage sites. Your biggest problem will be deciding which of the many “unmissable” options you won't have time to explore.

The Tamar River, Launceston

In terms of outdoor activities, Tasmania offers a wide range of attractions, including enjoyable walks (for all levels of fitness), bike trails, ziplining, the Tahune Forest Airwalk, swimming, scuba diving, launch trips, underground rivers and more. Whatever you choose, it will be memorable.

In this southern jewel, locals are friendly and welcoming, making it easy to feel at home in this delightful part of the world. Hobart is the state capital and is a gorgeous city situated at the base of Mount Wellington, where the Derwent River meets the Tasman Sea. A perfect place to start your campervan hire adventure. Take some time to wander through sandstone architecture near the downtown area of Battery Point and enjoy a cuppa at one of the quaint coffeehouses.

View from Mt Wellington, Hobart

As well as the outdoor attractions, there are world-class wineries and important historical destinations (Tasmania received over 70,000 convicts in its early days). Hobart is home to two tourism superstars:

  1. MONA (the Museum of Old & New Art in Hobart, showcasing contemporary and challenging artwork)
  2. The wildly popular Salamanca Market every Saturday (where you can purchase fresh vegetables for your campervan adventure).

The Hobart waterfront features many outstanding restaurants and picturesque cruises that are perfect for exploring the rugged coastline near the city. The rest of the island awaits, ready for you to visit from the safety and inexpensive comfort of your campervan rental. It’s easy to see why Tassie is growing in popularity!

Hobart, Tasmania