Your ultimate Australian road trip!

Sick of the tourist-trail? Fed up with the tour bus rush?

1,500km of pure driving pleasure – the Lap of Tasmania road trip is
your time to escape, relax, and reconnect.

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Want to know more about the Lap of Tasmania?

Here are some common questions from other travellers…

Q1. What is the Lap of Tasmania road trip?

Tasmania is a small island, and a ‘lap’ by car, campervan or motorcycle is the perfect way to experience everything it has to offer.

Ancient rainforests? Quirky Tasmanian devils? Gourmet paddock-to-plate dining? Rich colonial history? Exciting world-class festivals? It’s got the lot, and it’s all within easy driving distance.

The official route of this Tasmania road trip is 1,500km long, and using my free tips and advice it’s easy to create your own version tailored to your interests and preferred style of travel.

Tasmania Road Trip Map

Q2. How much time do I need?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the luxury of months to explore Tasmania?

Most of us have no more than two or three weeks, and that’s why my 14-day ‘Ultimate’ itinerary is ideal for your Tasmania driving holiday. 

Only have one week? You’ll love my 7 day ‘Tassie Whirlwind’ itinerary, helping you complete the full lap while experiencing major attractions such as Cradle Mountain, the Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay and Port Arthur.

Q3. How do I get around?

Taking your own car or campervan is a fantastic option – but it’s not the only one. 

Booking your own vehicle on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry is easy. There are no luggage restrictions, and it means you can experience this self-drive Tasmania road trip in a vehicle that you know and love.

At the same time, many travellers prefer to maximise their time on the island and book a car or book a campervan for pickup on arrival. There are plenty to choose from and my free articles help you select the best option for your style of holiday.

Q4. Who will enjoy the Lap of Tasmania road trip?

Short answer – everyone!

All you need is a sense of adventure to fall in love with the Lap of Tasmania.

Whether it is a slow journey of exploration, a luxury indulgence with no expense spared, or a road trip full of excitement and outdoor adventures… this iconic Tasmanian road trip has something for your style of travel.

I’ve had fantastic feedback from all walks of life – grey nomads in search of tranquility, executives seeking escape from the business hustle, and mums and dads wanting to inspire a sense of adventure in their children.

No matter who you are or where you come from, memories of your Lap of Tasmania will last a lifetime.

Q5. What are the 'Big 12' highlights of Tasmania?

The ‘Big 12’ are the twelve places in Tasmania that you simply can’t miss, and the route of the Lap of Tasmania will take you to each of these iconic locations. 

Click here to learn more about the Big 12!

Tasmania Big 12 Highlights

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