Cover photo: Affinity RN Maria in Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
Tasmania, the hidden gem of Australia, is the best place to be this year!
With beautiful cool weather, breathtaking mountains and natural wonders, this island is proof that big things come in small packages! Let’s look at just some of the reasons why Tasmania is the place you have been dreaming of.
In the historic village of Stanley sits a magnificent 152m mound of volcanic rock that offers a rewarding 10 – 20 minute trek to those who prefer more of a physical challenge, or scenic chairlift ride for those shutter bugs interested in the nearby green pastures of the surrounding farmland.
Once atop this glorious landmark you will be welcomed by a 360 degree view encompassing Stanley, The Rocky Cape National Park and the Beautiful Bass Strait.
For lovers of all things fluffy and adorable, penguin hatching season is at its peak between September – January. For your best shot at seeing these flightless wonders it is best to head to Penguin… Yes, there is a town called Penguin known for having some of the best spots to find a mother a chick wandering the southern end of Penguin Beach.
If you are looking for a tour, then look no further than the Low Head Penguin Tours. With tickets priced at $22, this is the best way to travel up the Tamar River and see hundreds of penguins up close and personal.
Tasmania is filled to the brim with amazing sights and experiences to spend your time exploring. Whether you prefer pristine lakes, sunny coastlines or marvelous mountains – Tas has it all! Check out our Tassie Bucket List for a full run down of everywhere you need to visit!
Join in with the locals
There are so many hidden gems in Tasmania that only those well-versed in the area know about!
Why not take in local music on a Friday night at Salamanca Square, where a free live music event known as Rektango takes place – a great place to drink, dance and socialize! Other top-spots include Lake Barrington, which is loved by locals in the summer, or spend the winter months checking out one of Tasmania’s many wineries.
Don’t wait around idly by, tossing up whether to start your journey in Tasmania.
Pack your bags, grab your phone and call your consultant today and find out exactly how you can commence or continue your Affinity journey in the wonder down under!