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.
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.
Most people drive the east or west coast, not us, we head straight down the centre of Tasmania. Here’s our route:
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:
- 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
- Try street eats @franko
- Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary – see a Tassie Devil
- Tour Port Arthur historic site
- Visit Salamanca Market – MUST DO
- Visit Mona Art Gallery Museum – MUST DO
37 kms north of Hobart Bagdad is known for its history and historic buildings. Worth stopping by.
No not Western Australia! Yes, there is a Perth in Tasmania and here are some things to do!
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!
The second largest city in Tasmania, Launceston located on the Tamar River is a vibrant hub for food, wine and culture.
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
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:
- 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
- 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
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 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
- Penguin also hosts Tasmania’s largest undercover market with local buskers and more than 200 stalls selling food and wine, local handcrafts and second-hand goods
- 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!