They say that the best way to get to know a place is to spend time with the locals, and it seems that this old saying rings true in the island state. Especially in a place known for its friendliness.
Whether you are travelling with family and friends or exploring the four corners of the state on your own, it is always a good idea to make sure you have a great place to spend the night and unwind after a day spent sightseeing.
And while there are hotels and lodges that provide visitors with creature comforts, homestead and farm stay accommodation in Tasmania is becoming increasingly popular.
Visitors can expect to experience the real Tasmania and gain first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day running of rural farms when they stay at the award-winning Beachside Retreat – a cattle property with ocean views – or Taras Richmond Farmstay, and out beyond New Norfolk – Heimat Chalets and Curringa Farm.
Enjoy early morning starts, stock round-ups and reconnecting with nature over a hearty family meal made with the finest produce in a rural setting.
Along with share accommodation, each of these properties feature self-contained cottages available for those who prefer privacy.
Backpackers may find that a trip to Icena Holiday Retreat is the perfect way to discover the north-east region of Tasmania.