It’s no secret that we love our island state, and there’s something extra special about Tasmania in the autumn. We’ve pulled together our top things to do in our latest blog post as we say goodbye to long summer days and hello to crisp mornings and golden hues. Here’s a tip: always pack a jacket!
1. Visit a historic town
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Step back in time and take a day trip to a historic town like Richmond in the state’s south or Ross in the northern midlands. Not only do these towns boast incredible historic sites like the Richmond Gaol and Ross Female Factory, their streets are also picture perfect boasting oodles of charm that only gets prettier in autumn when framed by the golden leaves. Pack a picnic or visit the local bakery for a bite to eat and wander the streets and sites. *Bliss*
Our tip: pack an extra layer because that country air can be a little fresh!
2. Fill your tummy
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Not only was Launceston recently crowned the best city in Australia by Wotif, the city has also recently been named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Which means – delicious things are coming your way when you’re in this northern foodie haven. Start your day with a perfectly brewed coffee and pastry at Sweetbrew, then venture to the riversedge for a long lunch at Stillwater before dining on a delicious modern European style feast at Geronimo, topped off with a nightcap at Havilah. But don’t just take it from us, you’re sure to stumble across a delicious meal or morsel wherever you turn.
Our tip: visit Launceston on a Saturday and head to Harvest Market for an extra dose of locally grown and made goodness.
3. Get ‘lost’ in the wilderness
Tasmania’s rugged west coast is just waiting to be explored. Head off the beaten track and into the wilderness to experience the Tarkine Drive which takes you through rich rainforest of tall eucalypts and myrtle and alongside mirror-like lakes and rivers with picture perfect picnic spots and natural wonders dotted along the way. Never fear, the roads are completely sealed and the drive is an easy 60km from Stanley, a quaint town nestled on the watersedge and an idyllic spot to spend the night.
Our tip: be sure to stop by Trowutta Arch. A 10 minute walk through the rainforest will land you at this incredible, tranquil site – don’t forget your camera!
4. Visit a winery
The lush green vines that line hills and valleys around Tasmania in the summer months turn to perfectly insta-worthy shimmery, golden rows during autumn providing a stunning backdrop for a cheeky tipple or two. With the vintage harvest completed for the year, wineries are busy tending to their produce ready to release more mouth watering drops in the years to come. For now though, it’s the perfect time to settle in for a tasting and cheese plate with a glass of your favourite variety.
Our tip: a glass of Tasmanian Pinot Noir does wonders to warm you up from the inside out on a cool day.
5. Head east
Did you know that Tasmania’s east coast is just as stunning during the cooler months as in the summer? An absolute must is a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout – which is an experience at any time of the year but we really love this uphill walk during the cooler months without Tassie’s strong summer sun on our backs! Once you get to the top (approximately 1.3km) You will be rewarded with arguably one of our island states most recognisable views down to sparkling Wineglass Bay with its crystal-clear water and curved beach.
Our tip: if you’re feeling extra adventurous, then plan ahead and make the trek into Wineglass Bay itself. You’ll need around 4-5 hours to complete the trip (and a little extra to enjoy some time wandering Hazards Beach).
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