Getting Active in Tasmania

free walking tour Hobart

I don’t know about you, but I love being in nature. That’s one of the many reasons why I love travelling to Tasmania. Feeling the cool breeze on my face, smelling the saltiness from the ocean and listening to nothing but trees… what a dream. I can’t wait to go back. I love it so much I decided to write this blog post on it! The thing is, Tassie is a great place to get active, especially in nature.

Firstly, I want to state that I am not normally a super active person. I like running and cycling, but that’s it. Tasmania is actually a great place to do both these things. Even if you’re not a runner, there are plenty of places to walk and hike – trust me when I say that the views are worth it.

Dream place for hiking

There are many different routes you can take on this magical island. Depending on if you want to head straight into the wild or stick by the coast – there is an option for you. I personally like to mix it up and find tracks that cover both forest parts and ocean/beach walks. If you’re interested in the hiking tracks, but unsure of where to go or afraid to get lost – you can have a look at the free options. There are several services in Hobart offering free walking tours which are great for tourists.

Free walking tours in Tasmania

Choose you stay based on the location

This is my best tip for booking your stay. Think about what kind of nature you want around you when you wake up. Do you like to take your morning walk in the deep forest or by the splashing ocean? Do you like to have a lot of people and places around or do you prefer a remote location? If you want to stay where there is some action, have a look at good hotel packages in Hobart. Then you can often book different tours and experiences as part of the package. Most of the places offering this kind of deals are quite luxurious and can be a bit pricey – but it’s worth it if you can afford it.

What should I pack?

Okay, this is where the real planning starts. Before you head off to Tasmania, there are a few things you need to remember. If you’re going to be super active, make sure you bring enough activewear to alternate between. You might not always have the opportunity to wash your clothes, and Tasmania can get cold and wet. Do you best make sure you have a dry outfit to change to after a day in the wild. If you’re camping or backpacking, I highly recommend bringing some laundry stuff with you (detergent etc) so that you can wash your clothes if need be. Aim for an environmentally friendly option and you can wash your clothes in the wild too (such as a camping spot). Another hot tip is to remember the warm clothes. Regardless of whether you’re travelling during winter or summer – the nights do get cold (in winter they get like… really cold!). So bring a hat, a warm sweater, good waterproof shoes and a warm jacket. Last but not least, bring a camera! This is absolutely necessary for a trip like this. If you have a waterproof one (such as GoPro) that’s perfect for any weather.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy your trip to Tasmania!

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