Great Eastern Drive
The Great Eastern Drive is a compilation of all the good things in life. Dramatic, deserted coastline, pristine misty hinterland, sumptuous fresh food and some of the best wines you'll ever taste.
Starting from Tassie's charming capital city of Hobart, this road trip meanders up the coast through Swansea, around to Coles Bay and then north to the Bay of Fires.
Take anywhere from a weekend to a week to explore this incredibly scenic part of the world. This is where Mother Nature comes to show off, and her performance will be one to remember.
Prepare to explore ancient forests, rolling farmland, friendly beach communities and more secret coves, sheltered bays and rugged coastlines than you can imagine.
We know this is a road trip, but you really need to bring a good pair of walking shoes for your Tassie adventure. There are several very special national parks in the region, including Maria Island, Douglas Apsley and Freycinet. Each is interwoven with walking trails that range from short and sweet to challenging multi-day hikes.
This part of the world is blessed with distinct seasons, unspoiled oceans and a cool temperate climate, so it's no wonder that the result is some of the best seafood on the planet. Pair that with fresh, flavourful produce and excellent wine and you have a road trip for the tastebuds too.
If you could pack three things, it should be a charged camera, a good pair of walking shoes and an empty belly, because you can expect gorgeous scenery, countless epic walks and some really tasty nosh.