May
10
2012

On the road from Hobart to Queenstown

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Get ready to roll down your windows, turn up the radio and let the wind rustle through your hair as you go on a driving tour of Tasmania.

While many people visit the island state with the intention of flying between destinations, you never know what you might stumble upon as you take to the road with nothing but a map and sense of adventure.

Among some of the more popular tourist destinations to visit are of course the cities including Hobart, Launceston and Queenstown.

However, there are a number of smaller yet still equally as interesting towns between that are also great to visit for a coffee or maybe an afternoon of sightseeing.

The Lyell Highway will take you through New Norfolk as you make your way to Derwent Bridge and the southern end of the Cradle Mountain – which you can find on a map under Lake St Clair National Park.

Make sure to stop off at The Wall in the Wilderness for a breath of fresh air and a brief history lesson before spending the night marvelling at the lakeside scenery on show at Derwent Bridge.

Next on your must see list as you continue west is the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park where a number of short walks will help you stretch your legs as you make your way to the Iron Blow Lookout.

Travelling through rugged mountain terrain will help to revitalise your senses before heading into the former mining town of Queenstown.

You can get a real insight into what it would have been like to work in one of these mines on the Mt Lyell Mine Tour before catching forty winks and heading off on another adventure tomorrow.

The Wall in The Wilderness

Nearby Lake St Clair

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