Part of the fun in an Australian travel vacation is getting to see the exciting places that others have talked about before. Some trips become iconic examples of the Australian experience, and the East Coast Escape in Tasmania is just such an event, sure to create fond memories and offer a delightful tour.
The tour is a five-day drive along the Tasmanian coast. Luxury travel vehicles are readily available for the excursion, meaning it can be enjoyed in peace and comfort. The scenic, beautiful landscape rolls by and the drivers that can be had often are very knowledgeable about the stories of the paths they take. However, the drive isn’t the only attraction for the journey. Each day the trip stops at a wonderful destination, offering attractions of fine food, excellent lodgings and entertaining diversions such as sea kayaking and bushwalking.
The trip begins in southern Tasmania, in the city of Hobart. From there, the route winds up through two national parks as well as the cities of Orford, Swansea and St. Helens, each with its own local flavor and entertaining attractions. On the last day, the trip takes travelers to the exotic Bay of Fires, one of Australia’s hidden treasures of aquatic beauty.
Each trip is a multicultural wonder, showing off the history of Tasmania’s immigrants (which ranged from Chinese traders to the aboriginal peoples who still live near the Bay itself to this day). The bushwalking tours in particular offer travelers a chance to learn about the history and cultural traditions of Tasmania’s native people, as many of the best guides are aboriginals themselves. Like the rest of Australia, Tasmania is a land of immigrants, and each migration has brought a unique piece of society to the place, and all of it is waiting for visitors on the East Coast Escape to explore and learn about.