Our Truck Adventure Around Tasmania.

STORITELLA TRUCK DRIVING AROUND TASMANIA AUSTRALIA

Our 5-day truck adventure around Tasmania started when we got a call from the boss asking us to coordinate a driver and pick-ups around Tasmania. As we’re always up for an adventure, we proposed that Storitella fly to Hobart, hire the truck and complete the pick-ups.

TRUCK TRIPPING AROUND TASMANIA AUSTRALIA

So here we are, after landing in Hobart feeling excited, we picked up our 2-ton truck and started our adventure around Tasmania.

Our 5-day Truck Adventure Around Tasmania

Our itinerary consisted of going from town to town picking up some equipment, some of these towns as a tourist probably wouldn’t be on your usual itinerary. Not to worry, this made it more of an adventure for us. We love to get under the skin of places.

WREST POINT CASINO AND DERWENT RIVER HOBART TASMANIA

Most people drive the east or west coast, not us, we head straight down the centre of Tasmania. Here’s our route:

1. Hobart

Tasmania’s capital city packs a lot of punch despite its small size. From exciting restaurants to unusual cultural experiences and incredible scenery. Our top things to do:

CASCADE BREWERY HOBART TASMANIA AUSTRALIA

  • Drink beer at Australia’s oldest brewery
  • Explore Battery Point and Sandy Bay Suburbs – upmarket suburbs with beautiful villages, homes, gardens, beaches and views
  • Visit Mount Wellington views over Hobart, nature, adventure and outdoors
  • Indulge in Dinner at a fine dining restaurant
  • Do a heritage city walk

TASMANIAN DEVIL HOBART Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Try street eats @franko
  • Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary – see a Tassie Devil

SALAMANCA MARKETS HOBART TASMANIA

MONA MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY HOBART TASMANIA AUSTRALIA

2. Bagdad

37 kms north of Hobart Bagdad is known for its history and historic buildings. Worth stopping by.

3. Perth

No not Western Australia! Yes, there is a Perth in Tasmania and here are some things to do!

PERTH TASMANIA AUSTRALIA ROAD STORITELLA TRIPPING

4. Latrobe-Port Sorell

The Latrobe-Port Sorell area is a wonderfully diverse area, from rich heritage to seaside towns with golden beaches and unique wilderness. Check it out!

TASMANIA AUSTRALIA ROAD TRIP SCENERY

5. Launceston

The second largest city in Tasmania, Launceston located on the Tamar River is a vibrant hub for food, wine and culture.

STORITELLA ROAD TRIP TASMANIA AUSTRALIA

There’s also a touch of wilderness with Cataract Gorge just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Some of our favourite things to do include:

  • Go for a swim in Cataract Gorge
  • Ride the Gorge Scenic Chairlift
  • Visit the Harvest Market – every Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • Embrace the local art scene at The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
  • Visit Grindelwald Swiss Village – a charming Swiss village 15 minutes’ drive out of Launceston

Grindelwald Swiss Village Launceston Tasmania Australia

6. Hadspen

A small village located on the South Esk River, 8km south-west of Launceston is a pretty little town. Here are some to do’s:

RED FEATHER INN B_B HADSPEN LAUNCESTON TASMANIA

  • Be sure to stay at the wonderful historic Red Feather Inn book a room, a table and even a cooking class – a magic experience
  • Enjoy an organised regional Wine Tour
  • Visit the many local villages and markets
  • Explore the rich heritage of the region with short day trips to historic towns

STORITELLA AT RED FEATHER INN B_B HADSPEN LAUNCESTON TASMANIA

  • Plan a trout fishing adventure with experts
  • Visit gardens heritage and private showcasing the magnificent seasons
  • Take in the natural wonders of the region with bush walking and foraging

7. Devonport

Devonport is a city on the northern coast of Tasmania and where the ‘Spirit of Tasmania Ferry’ travels to and from Melbourne. It’s situated where the Mersey River meets the rugged Bass Strait coast and close to the popular natural attraction of the beautiful Cradle Mountain. We recommend visiting:

MERSEY BLUFF AND LIGHTHOUSE DAVENPORT TASMANIA

  • Mersey Bluff with its red and white striped lighthouse
  • Don River Railway – ride the old steam trains
  • Bass Straight Maritime Museum and Tasmania’s biggest shipping port
  • Tasmanian Arboretum – the world’s largest collection of woody plants and wonderful scenic walks

tasmania-cradle-mountain AUSTRALIA

8. Penguin

PENGUIN MARKETS TASMANIA AUSTRALIA BUSKERS

  • You can watch the penguins waddle up the beach from September to March to nest, hence the towns name ‘Penguin’
  • Visit the 10-foot penguin that makes a quirky photo opportunity
  • For history buffs, the heritage-listed Penguin General Cemetery dates back to the 1860s

And that’s our trip ‘Road Truckin’ adventure around Tasmania, such fun!

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