Tasmania is particularly special to us.  It’s a place of extraordinary unspoilt beauty and we have spent many happy long weekends and holidays there together exploring and savouring so much of what this island has to offer.  We also wanted to keep it in Australia, something super important at this time.

Here are our favourite tips and recommendations if you are looking to spend a little time around the wedding exploring: 

  • Freycinet has lots of hiking and bush walks with Mount Amos making a full half day mountain climb, or there is the Wineglass Bay walk which is a little easier and also has beautiful views. 

  • Within Freycinet National Park you can also walk around Honeymoon Bay and Wineglass Bay and visit Cape Tourville lighthouse.

  • Kayaking and Boat Tours are available to book to explore the beautiful water and beaches.  

  • Melshell Oyster shack for an amazing feast of fresh seafood. 

  • The area is filled with lots of brilliant wineries and cellar doors to explore - our favourites are Spring Vale (epic wine), Devil’s Corner (for the views), Milton (beautiful spot to relax and lovely wine), Freycinet (amazing wines) and on the drive from Hobart, Pooley Wines is the bomb.

  • Maria Island - is an incredible national park island which is an old convict colony, there are no cars on the island and you can cycle around it for the day. It has ‘painted cliffs’ of sandstone and there are wombats everywhere. You get a ferry from Triabunna. 

  • Bruny Island - is an incredible island adventure with beaches, hiking but the most exciting is doing a Bruny Island cruise to see seals and dolphins, migrating whales and seabirds. 

  • Hobart - Tasmania has become internationally famous for its modern art museum MONA - if you’re keen to do it, we recommend getting the ‘posh’ Ferry tickets and having lunch there...and wandering aimlessly through the museum afterwards. 

  • Bicheno - not only does Aasha’s Nan live there - you can also see the famous Fairy Penguins on the beach. It‘s a beautiful and wild beach town that makes for an awesome hangout. 

  • Douglas Aspley National Park - which is a beautiful coastal drive with fabulous bush walks and river views. 

  • Evercreech Forest, off the beaten track (4WD needed) where there are 90m Manna gums called 'White Knights' to discover, plus Matthina Falls, a hidden away series of forest waterfalls.