In May, our Community & Engagement Specialist for ANZ, Natalie, headed across the ditch to experience Tasmania for the first time on our Globus Rugged Tassie tour.
Though she be but little, she is fierce – an apt Shakespearean quote that comes to mind when I think back on my time in Tasmania. While it is a small island off the much larger Australia, the Apple Isle has so much to offer. Here’s what I think your favourite place in Tasmania says about you!
Cradle Mountain National Park
You thrive on the outdoors
With its breathtakingly gorgeous scenery, Cradle Mountain National Park is a paradise for those looking to get outdoors. Whether you’re just after a short excursion to get your adrenaline going, or are ready to lace up your hiking boots, there is a trail for you! You will find lots of moss in all shades of green, fungi in all the colours of the rainbow, pristine lakes and lush forests.
Visiting Cradle Mountain National Park is a Tasmanian treasure and I’m so glad we had two nights to stay on the outskirts of the park at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Its cosy cabins provided the perfect retreat to come back to after an hour’s long walk to stretch my legs.
You love a bit of peace and tranquillity
There isn’t anything wrong wanting to incorporate a bit of peace and tranquillity into your holiday! A cruise on the Gordon River provided just that for me. Sit back and relax with a hot cuppa or an ice-cold beverage and watch the scenery pass you by. We were blessed with glorious sunshine on this day which was so welcomed on a chilly morning. Even standing on one of the outdoor decks when our ship switched to its electric motor was beautifully calm. Combined with a couple of short walks on nearby landmarks (like the famous Sarah Island), this was a truly relaxing excursion.
You want a bit of everything while on holiday
The capital of Tasmania sure offers a lot for travellers who like to sample a bit of everything. Art lover? Check out MONA for a very eclectic collection of modern art. Foodie? Dine at one of the waterfront restaurants for a tasty meal. Like to shop? Check out the Salamanca Markets on a Saturday or head to Myer. Our tour had a total of 3 nights (2 at the start of the tour; 1 at the end) at the Crowne Plaza which was centrally located and a stunning, modern hotel to stay at. I loved the touches of Huon Pine wood throughout, native to Tasmania, and its views from not just my room but AURA, its rooftop bar as well.
Freycinet National Park
You love a getaway near the water
Found right on the doorstep of the east coast of Tasmania means Freycinet National Park is afforded vistas of the water. Coupled with rugged mountains and white sandy beaches, it’s a sight for sore eyes. We had experienced a fair bit of rain during our time in Tasmania so I was delighted to witness a pink sunrise on our last full day on tour at the Freycinet Lodge. Stretching out across Coles Bay and some lichen-covered, burnt orange rocks, it will definitely be a core memory that I will remember forever.
If this has piqued your interest, take a look at the Globus Rugged Tassie tour and start planning your trip today.