Just when you thought Australia couldn’t produce any more surprises, someone mentions Tasmania.
Small in terms of land mass – you can drive from Hobart to the Bass Strait in a day – this island offers huge experiences. In and around Hobart you can discover the forbidding and well-preserved penal colony of Port Arthur, tour a boutique vineyard or experience leading edge, old and new art at MONA.
You can drive to achingly beautiful Huon Valley with its untouched ancient forests, or head off along the balmy east coast of the island to explore the beaches, pink granite peaks and wild habitats of Freycinet National Park.
This suggested itinerary also works well when combined with one of our other luxury southern modules, such as Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley, Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.