The Hidden Gems of Tasmania
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Tasmania. Famous for its pristine wilderness, the island state is an adventure seekers paradise and home to some of Australia's best kept travel secrets.
Here I will share with you my 'Must see' destinations. The secret is out!
It will come as no surprise to you that at the top of my must-visit list is Cradle Mountain, renowned for it’s breathtaking scenery and wilderness surrounds! What many don’t know is that if you visit during April (before or after Presence Conference), Cradle shares something truly special with us. Once a year the leaves of the Ancient Fagus bloom, splashes a vibrant yellow across the already incredible canvas that is Cradle Mountain. For all the adventurous women amongst us I suggest doing the Marions Lookout (via crater lake) track; a 3 hour walk that crawls through the best of what Cradle has to offer, including the Ancient Fagus. Make sure to say hello to the wombats on this breathtaking walk, which during the colder months you can see ploughing deep tracks through the snow!
For anyone who loves beautiful beaches, Bay of Fires is an absolute must see with its pristine white sand, crystal clear water and orange speckled rocks. Bay of fires is situated on the far North East coast of Tas in a quaint beachside town called Binalong Bay which is home to some of the most astonishing camping, fishing and snorkelling spots in Tas. I highly recommend getting your picnic blanket ready and head to some of the rocks down by the beach and enjoy a beautiful picnic dinner by the ocean.
If you’re after a uniquely Tasmanian wine tasting experience, head to the Prickly Mo. This eclectic gem is hidden in the backyards of the NW Coast. The Prickly Mo provides a relaxed experience as you lounge back in the old farmyard barn along with great wine, incredibly generous platters and friendly service! I suggest after enjoying a delicious charcuterie and cheese platter, ask to check out the paddocks surrounding the area. Their dog might even join you for the stroll!
Make sure to visit Boat Harbour beach, a secluded little community about 15 minutes from Wynyard. With crystal-clear waters alongside pristine white sands, find some rock-pools to explore, then Finish off your afternoon by enjoying a beachside dinner at the local restaurant.
If you have a few days in Hobart be sure to visit Bruny Island! Spend a day exploring all the unique surroundings this place has to offer! Like indulging in some gourmet chocolate from the local chocolatiers or treating yourself to a cheese tasting at the Bruny Island Cheese Company, you cant go past the prosciutto wrapped baked brie served with warm fresh bread! Lastly make sure to check out the view from the ‘neck’ of the island, take a moment to stop and take a deep breath in – then keep adventuring! There’s plenty to see on this Island gem.
About Brittany Auckett
Brittany has been a faithful member of C3 Oxford Falls for the past 10 years. She is a graduate of C3 College and is now on staff as our Hospitality Coordinator. She has a heart for discipleship and in her down time she can be found exploring the NSW coastline, taking every opportunity to enjoy Gods creation.