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Discover Tasmania this Summer in a Paradise Motor Home

Australia has many wonders to offer motor home owners and every state has its own unique attractions none more so than the tiny Island Tasmania. Many holiday makers often miss out on Tasmania by motor home due to it being an isolated island however it couldn't be easier to get there, stay and discover.

Getting There

The Spirit of Tasmania sails from Melbourne to Devonport on a daily basis with drive and sail options. Taking a Motor Home (depending on the size of the vehicle) costs only a few dollars more than a car excluding - room or lounge costs. You can even bring a pet along for 22 dollars extra!

Places to Visit

We have picked some of the top locations, attractions and places to stay throughout Tasmania so you can get the full Tassie experience in your Paradise Motor Home.

Davonport:

When you arrive off The Spirit of Tasmania there are plenty of things to do and see in Davenport.

Attractions:

  • Australian Weaving Mills Factory
  • Bass Straight Maritime Centre
  • Davenport Regional Gallery
  • Home Hill National Trust Property
  • Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Activities

  • Davenport Golf Club
  • Fishing
  • Nature Walks including Mary Street Wetlands Walk and Davenport City Walk
  • Bowling
  • Pandemonium Discover and Adventure Centre

Where to Stay:

Discovery Holiday Parks have a site conveniently located within Davonport with sever options for accommodation including powered and ensuite powered sites. They also have features including BBQ's, Camp Kitchen, Internet, Kiosk and playgrounds all close to the waterfront.

Launceston:

The 2nd largest city in Tasmania Launceston is full of surprises with an array of things to discover you can't miss stopping off at this cultural hub.
 
Attractions:

  • York Town Historic Site
  • Woolmers Estate and National Rose Garden
  • Queen Victoria Museum
  • Sea Horse World
  • Tasmania Zoo

Activities

  • Nature Walk including Tamar Island Wetlands, Supply River Mill Reserve & Cotaract Gorge
  • Tamar Valley Wine Route
  • Low Head Penguin Tours
  • Hollybank Treetops Adventure
  • Cable Hang Gliding

Where to Stay

Treasure Island Caravan Park located just 2km from the centre of Tasmania’s 2nd largest city Launceston has 60 powered sites and 50 unpowered sites. Other amenities include a children’s playground, BBQ area, camper’s kitchen and an onsite manager.

Birdport:

Birdport is a true seaside location with fishing in the heart of the community and is a must see popular holiday spot located in Tasmania's North East.
 
Attractions:

  • Borwood - Oldest Building in the District
  • Vinyards
  • Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm
  • Flying Teapot Garden & Gallery
  • Australia's First Fresh Water Trout Farm

Activities

  • River and Sea Fishing
  • Water-skiing
  • Golf at Barnbougle Downs
  • Nature Walks include Granite Point Coastal Reserve & Birdport Wildflower Reserve
  • Kookaburra Ridge Quad Bike Tours

Where to Stay

Bridport Caravan Park is located in the beautiful fishing town of Birdport overlooking Anderson Bay. With both powered and unpowered sites it offers access to a tennis court, playground and laundry.

St Helens:

Beautiful St Helens with raw beauty, nature and steeped in history the largest town on the North East Coast will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
 
Attractions:

  • Gallery Parnella
  • Eddystone Lighthouse
  • Iron House Brewery
  • East Coast Natureworld
  • St Helens Books & Coffee

Activities

  • Fishing Charters include: Gone Fishing Charters & Zulu Fishing Charters
  • Falmouth BMX Track
  • Nature Walks include: Halls Falls, St Columbia Falls, The Long Forgotten Town of Poimena & Evercreech Forest Reserve
  • Surfing
  • 4WD at Peron Dunes

Where to Stay

Hilcrest Tourist Park is located on Tassie east coast with 20 powered sites and facilities including 24hr reception, boat hire, camp kitchen, ensuits, games room, laundry room, tour desks and pets are welcome.

Freycinet National Park:

Freycinet National Park is rugged but beautiful consisting of eroded blocks of granite reaching out into the sea with an abundance of bird watching.
 
Attractions:

  • Visitor Centre
  • Outdoor Theatre
  • The Long Lunch Tour
  • Cape Trouville Lighthouse
  • Mt Amos

Activities

  • Scenic Drives include Cape Tourvile & The Friendly Beaches
  • Nature Walks include Sleepy Bay, Wineglass Bay Lookout & Hazards Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Freycinet Adventures
  • Wineglass Bay Cruises

Where to Stay

Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek are where there are unpowered and powered sites situated within the park, and include, BBQ's, picnic tables and toilets (note: there may also be a park entry fee applicable)

Port Arthur:

Port Arthur one of Australia's first convict settlements is brimming with history, activities and attractions defiantly one not to miss on your tour of Tasmania.
Attractions:

  • The Penitentiary
  • Separate Prison
  • Dockyard
  • Coal Mines Historic Site
  • Port Arthurs Ground and Gardens

Activities

  • Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour
  • Point Puer Boys Prison Tour
  • Ghost Tour
  • Convict Water Supply Trail
  • Paranormal Investigation Experience

Where to Stay

Port Arthur Holiday Park is just 1km from Port Arthurs historic convict walks and includes powered level sites, fresh water, fireplaces, amenities block, kiosk and campers kitchen.

Hobart:

Hobart is Tasmania's capital and the largest city on the island yet it is Australia's smallest capital boasting some of the best historic sites in the country and is a must see.

Attractions:

  • Penitentiary Chapel
  • Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
  • State Cinema
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • Mona Museum and Art Gallery

Activities

  • Climb Mount Wellington
  • Discover Caves including South Cape Bay & Remarkable Cave
  • Bruny Island Wildlife Cruises
  • Hobart Scenic Sea Plane Flight
  • Bonoron Wildlife Tour from Hobart

Where to Stay

Discovery Holiday Parks have a site conveniently located in Hobart just 25 minutes to Mount Wellington there are powered sites with or without an ensuite and facilities include BBQ's, beach volleyball court, internet, kiosk, laundry, playground and putt putt.

Huonville:

Situated on the Huon River it is one of the top producers of apples in Tasmania fresh produce and fishing is one of Huonville's best attractions don't let your tastebuds miss out!

Attractions:

  • Huon Valley Apple & Heritage Museum
  • Huon Valley Mushrooms
  • Tudor Court Model Village
  • Woodfired Pottery Studio
  • Wooden Boat Centre

Activities

  • The Huon Trail
  • Fishing
  • Huon Jet Boat
  • Home Hill Winery
  • Horse Riding

Where to Stay

Huon Valley Caravan Park is like non other, set on a farm with powered sites you can feed chickens, goats and sheep, watch cows being milked and then see the milk transformed into cheese and eat fresh vegetables from the garden.

Strahan:

With pioneering heritage Strahan is a harbour town situated on the picturesque Wild West coast of Tasmania.

Attractions:

  • Strahan Visitor Centre
  • Wilderness Woodworks
  • The Ship That Never Was
  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
  • Sand Dunes at Ocean Beach

Activities

  • World Heritage Cruises
  • Gordon River Cruises
  • Bonnet Island Experience
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Strahan Seaplanes and Helicopters

Where to Stay

Strahan Holiday Park takes you back to nature set in 6 acres of native bushland and towering gum with powered sites, free undercover BBQ's, Wi-Fi, gas hot water and a nearby beach.

Stanley:

Rich in history, culture and agriculture Stanley has endless attractions on Tasmania's North West Coast or the 'Edge of the World' make this one of your stops on your once in a lifetime Tasmania Tour.

Attractions:

  • Circular Head Heritage
  • Joe Lyons Cottage
  • Highfield Historic site
  • Stanley Marine Centre
  • The Nut State Reserve

Activities

  • Tall Timbers Adventure Tours
  • More than 80 Golf Courses
  • Over 60 Short Nature Walks
  • The Nut Chairlift
  • Fishing and Surfing

Where to Stay

Stanley Cabin Park boasts some of the best amenities in Tasmania in addition to powered sites including free showers, golf clubs for next door golf club, camper kitchen and BBQ's.