To say we enjoyed discovering some Tasmanian experiences for our 101 Accessible Adventures is an understatement.
Tasmania screams indulgence and rugged landscapes to me and with more than 68,000 square km to explore, working out what to see on your next trip is a tough decision.
First though, how to get there? I’ve heard on the grapevine that accessible vehicles to hire in Tasmania are non existent, so it seems taking your own car across on the Spirit of Tasmania might be a good option.
The Spirit of Tasmania has a host of accessible information available online, however you do need to call up to make an accessible booking. Book into one of the access cabins or accessible recliner seats. The ferry service runs from Melbourne to Devonport.
There aren’t any train services on the Island, however you should find the public buses in the main cities accessible. But with so much to see and with the added flexibility of having your own car, this looks like the way to go.
If you are pressed for time – the Spirit of Tasmania takes approx 10 hours, so fly over and lay over the driving reins to your travel companion and you can navigate. This scenario has an upside, with all the wineries and breweries there are to visit you won’t be the designated driver. Either way, you really need a car to explore this expansive landscape.
One quick glimpse at the official Tasmania Instagram account and you will be planning a trip away. The sheer number of images featuring boardwalks also gives hope to some accessible walking trails, check out the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania for some more information.
Learn how you can explore Port Arthur’s Historic Site.
If you are planning a honeymoon the Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay is where you would want to be! It comes with a hefty price tag but once you take a look at the view of the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, I don’t think you would want to leave.
And, if you happen to love lavender, or the colour purple or just want to include one of the most photographic landscapes in Tassy on your trip, then head to Bridestowe Lavender Farm, 45 minutes out of Launceston. You can wander through the purple fields, chat over local delicacies in the onsite café and indulge in a gift or two made with the finest lavender oil in the world.
Seriously, this blog is not even touching the surface of what we would love to see in Tasmania. However we are planning on getting to Tasmania in the coming months, so expect so happy snaps while we check out some of the best attractions this state has to offer and we can report back to inspire you!
Keep day dreaming