13 Must Do Things In Tasmania this Summer
1. Food and drinks with a view, whether it be a rooftop bar, harbourside or beachside, here are a few ideas to start getting you inspired:
>Hobart and Beyond: Aura Lounge Bar, The Lounge by Frogmore Creek, The Glass House, Story Bar (Macq01).
>North West: Sweetness at the Sea; enjoy the coastal surroundings of Boat Harbour Beach with stunning views of the sea, Buttons Brewing: enjoy beachside brews and views at Buttons Brewing, a locally owned beer bar in Ulverstone.
>Visit Northern Tasmania: Watch the boats come in while you wander along Seaport Boulevard through to Royal Park in Launceston. Choose from a vast range of cuisines including Rupert and Hound, Mud Bar and Restaurant , Reel Fish & Chips and Stillwater . Further afield The Bunker and Lost Farm Restaurant in Bridport and Low Head Pilot Station and Cafe have coastal vibes paired with great food aplenty.
2. Plan a perfect picnic on a beach, by a river or anywhere you like
>Hobart and Beyond: Picture Perfect Picnic Spots in Southern Tasmania
>North West: Venture to Hillstreet Grocer Devonport to grab some Tasmanian produce for a picnic at Bells Parade Reserve in Latrobe or venture further to Lake Barrington.
>King Island: Pre Order a hamper from the local Foodworks and picnic at the Restaurant with No Food.
>Visit Northern Tasmania: Grab n go fresh fish and chips from George Town Seafoods and find a possie underneath the Low Head lighthouse 10 minutes further down the road. Hillstreet Grocer Longford offers an incredible array of local produce perfect for a picnic, or let Little Picnic Co. or On Island Time (Flinders Island) cater a feast for all the senses.
4. Cool down underground where it is a constant 9 degrees – Hastings Caves, Mole Creek caves (King Solomon and Marakoopa), Gunns Plains Caves.
5. Head to your local market and pick up fresh produce or goods from one of our thousand small businesses in Tasmania – Salamanca Market, Farm Gate Market, Harvest Market and the Cradle Coast Farmers Market.
6.Get your Mona Foma on – Returning January 2021
7. Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and walk through the fields of lavender – don’t forget to try the lavender ice cream
9. Go swimming at some of Tassie’s favourite beaches, and let’s be honest, we’re blessed with a few- Boat Harbour, Bay of Fires, Cockle Creek, Wineglass Bay, Mayfield Beach, Honeymoon Bay, Mariposa Beach, Bay of Fires, Greens Beach, East Beach, Bridport, Trousers Point and Fotheringate Beach. Discover white sandy beaches set against forested hills on the scenic Tasman Peninsula. Swim in crystal clear water at Fortescue Bay (there’s also a campground), enjoy pristine White Beach, stroll deserted beaches at Lime Bay and Sloping Main, make family memories at Safety Cove, and sway wistfully on the tyre swing at Carnarvon Bay.
10. Hike an iconic multi-day track, there are plenty to choose from!
>Hobart and Beyond: Three Capes Track
>East Coast: Wukalina Walk
>North West Overland Track
>Visit Northern Tasmania: Walls of Jerusalem Experience
11. Head to a waterfall in a forest and cool down under the trees
12. Visit pet friendly walks and hit the trails with your fur babies. Whether you’re in the South, North, East or Northwest, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.
>Visit Northern Tasmania: Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Adam’s Beach in Bridport, keep an eye out for off leash urban areas in Launceston including St Leonards picnic area and Heritage Forest, as well as certain sections of the Hollybank and Blue Tier Reserves. For overnight adventures with your furry friend in toe, it’s hard to go past Stillwater Seven’s courtyard king suite.
13. Try tick off the 60 Great Short Walks
Image Credit: Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Luke Tscharke