The week I spent in Tasmania was easily one of the most magical times I had in Australia. Almost every week was incredible, but the combination of perfect weather, a brilliant tour group and places that just blew you away, made Sarah and I not want to leave at all.
For this trip, we did a week long tour with Under Down Under tours, who were incredible. Starting from Hobart, we visited Russell Falls, Lake St. Clair, Queenstown, Strahan, Ocean Beach, Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Sheffield, Launceston, Bay of Fires, St. Helens, Bicheno, Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay. It was the absolute epitome of a whistle stop tour, almost every stop made me yearn for more time there, but really we were just grateful to have even spent one week there. So much sunshine, laughter, drinking and amazing views, in a place which seemed so beautifully far away from the rest of the world.
Tasmania is such a beautiful island (it is a state within Australia). It’s climate is much more similar to Europe than the majority of Australia so we were extremely lucky to have hardly any rain and so much warm sunshine when we visited. On our tour, we hiked, had bbqs, made friends, went for walks along the beach and stayed up drinking. It was the most relaxed I’d felt for a really long time and I would go back and explore more in a heartbeat!