Winter is officially behind us for another year and camping trips will soon be back on the agenda for families and groups of friends around Australia.
While a chilly night spent outdoors during July may deter all but the most hardened campers, it can be a very different situation in spring. And what better a place to get away from it all than within the vast natural beauty of Tasmania and its many untouched gems?
Tasmania is one of the most accessible and rewarding regions in the country to explore, with unspoiled stretches of land providing countless opportunities for those looking to immerse themselves in nature by day and fall asleep under the stars at night.
Roughly 40 per cent of the island is national park-protected. There are more than 50 caravan parks scattered throughout the island, as well as a host of formal camp sites – found within national parks and forest reserves – and informal ones.
No matter what type of camper you are, there will be a site that suits your preferences – ranging from fields with only basic amenities and a place for you to pitch your tent right up to relatively luxurious parks with en-suite facilities and cabin-style accommodation.
The uncrowded roads found in Tasmania make it the ideal place for driving escapes, not to mention the astounding array of visual delights such as Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and glorious Wineglass Bay. You are also likely to come across some fascinating native animals on your drive.
While taking in the unique wilderness, you can also experience the region’s heritage towns and gourmet food and wine along the way.
For further information about where and when to go, visit the caravanning listings .