Your Far South Journey: 5 days, 4 nights, self drive tour itinerary to Far South Tasmania
This journey offers 4 nights in nature and 5 days exploring the waterways, wilderness, wildlife and wine of Far South Tasmania. Regional accommodation is often more plentiful and cheaper Mon - Thurs. If you want to add a night or two in the city, weekends are the best times.
This Tasmanian Journey is still in development. You can use it as a rough guide but the draft maps and location details might be inadequate for full planning.
Two nights here, two nights there, gives you more time to relax and explore and wastes less time packing/unpacking. Avoiding the busy period from Christmas to end January will reduce queuing at activities, eateries and even national park car parks. Tasmania gets 4 distinct seasons. Most visitors come in summer. This means that during Autumn, Winter and Spring, there is good accommodation availability and discounted rates. Even during off season, flights, ferry, accommodation and guided tours should be pre booked. The earlier you book, the more chance you will get your preferred location on your preferred dates.
The Journey: Explore the nature of Far South Tasmania
Relaxing afternoon with a good book by the fire or a long bath outdoors with nature. Otherwise a quick food and drink journey around Huonville.
Extra Journey Options
Aurora Upgrade Option
Many Aurora chasers spend freezing nights sitting in their cars, waiting for a glimpse of this natural spectacle. Sometimes, they get lucky and are rewarded with some great photos. Other times their suffering goes unrewarded.
Smart Aurora chasers will book a cosy cabin, set high above the landscape with a good view to the south. A roaring wood fire, a bottle of wine and camera ready on the tripod, but such locations are few and far between.
In southern Tasmania, Clifftop Cabin at Huon Bush Retreats provides just such a setting. If the Aurora performs, this is the box seat view in comfort. Even if the lights are quiet during your visit, you can still enjoy forest walks, wildlife without cages by day and night while relaxing in tranquillity at this private eco-retreat, just south from Hobart, Tasmania.
Day trip to the Southwest World Heritage Wilderness Area
Before or after your self drive journey, maybe add a spectacular flight from Hobart, landing at Melaleuca in the South West World Heritage Area.
Learn about Aboriginal heritage on the Needwonnee walk, an award winning Aboriginal experience before having refreshments.
A boat ride down Melaleuca Inlet and into Bathurst Harbour, to witness the wilderness from a perspective that you are unable to appreciate by air or by foot.
Tours of 4 or 7 hours, depart most days.
Your Southern Journey: 5 days, 4 nights in Tasmania
Huon Bush Retreats: Huonville
2 - 6 nights to explore Tasmania's Huon Trail