For a small state Tasmania has a lot going for it, and you should definitely give the “Apple Isle” more than a few days.
Tassie has some of Australia’s most important historical sites like World Heritage Port Arthur, delicious local produce that you must get a taste of, unspoilt wilderness in places like the Gordon River and Bruny Island, and charming walkable cities filled with sandstone buildings like Hobart.
And then there are the beaches! Some of the most scenic and uncrowded beaches you will find anywhere in Australia. They’re not famous for surfing or warm temperatures for swimming, but if you want some serious eye candy and a beautiful beach to stroll along, Tassie has them.
Below are photos of my 6 favourite beaches from our month long road trip that you must set foot on:
1. Hazards Beach
Located in Freycinet National Park (our favourite place in Tassie), we fell in love with Hazards Beach. Base yourself in Coles Bay and combine it with the walk to Wine Glass Bay. Or, do it in style and take a sea plane from Hobart.
2. Bay of Fires
The Bay of Fires is situated on the north east coast of Tasmania, and is a region of white beaches, blue water and these incredible rock formations (orange-hued granite).
3. Wineglass Bay
Imagine being all alone on world famous Wine Glass Bay. That’s what happened to us. When you visit Freycinet National Park, get up early to do the walk to Wineglass Bay. You may just have the place all to yourself like us.
4. Bicheno Beach
I wish we spent more time in Bicheno instead of just a lunch break on one of our driving days. Located on the east coast of Tasmania (north-east of Hobart), this beach and small town was very inviting and hard to leave.
5. Binalong Bay
This beach is actually situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires (can that place get any better?). Take a walk here then finish off with a great coffee and view from the Binalong Bay Cafe.
6. Friendly Beaches
One more beach from Freycinet National Park. You can now see why Freycinet is our favourite place in Tassie. Want incredible beaches, this National Park has them!
There you have it. Hope you enjoyed our photos and got inspired to include these beaches on your list of things to do in Tasmania.
Can you recommend a beach in Tasmania we haven’t visited yet?