An island at the edge of the world, Tasmania is like nowhere else on the planet. In just one day wake to the cleanest air in the world; hear stories of convicts at world heritage convict sites; cruise past soaring sea cliffs; sip whisky at a cellar door; and retire to a paddock-to-plate dinner. Here folk wade knee-deep in salty waters, plucking and shucking oysters, while others down theirs in swanky waterfront bars. Tasmania breeds fiercely proud, creative islanders – some crafting artisan cheeses, others cultivating head-turning museums. It’s little wonder many consider it one of the most desirable places on earth.
Mention the East Coast to locals and eyes light up with visions of bleached sand, cool climate wine, just caught seafood and ocean vistas. The Great Eastern Drive hugs the coastline from St Helens to Orford. The Bay of Fires granite rocks splashed with orange lichen and rolling azure waves breaking on ivory sand makes for a must-stop coastal break. Further down the coast near Coles Bay is Freycinet National Park, boasting pink granite mountains and unforgettable beaches – stunning from the air. Along this coast you can dine on plump oysters, sip Pinot Gris with the winemaker, kayak with dolphins and more.
Tasmania’s southern urban pulse meets the surrounding wilderness delivering dramatic results. Risk-taking artists, passionate producers, inventive chefs and soulful heritage bring light and shade to the capital city of Hobart. Venture beyond city streets to hear stories of world heritage convict sites; see multi-tiered waterfalls; wrap your arms around ancient trees; ferry to islands producing gastronomic delights; and overlook mighty rivers – all within an hour from the hum of Hobart. Travel further and you’ll find epic adventures deep in the South West Wilderness, in the middle of nowhere. Southerly offerings are a mixed bag, keeping you coming back for more.
Our ideal travel partner for Festival of Voices is once again Andrew Jones Travel who have become Tasmania’s largest travel agency. They continue to meet our travel management expectations through their knowledge, capability, flexibility and desire to provide a quality, end-to-end solution.
Andrew Jones Travel have a wonderful Duty of Care and traveller safety is paramount for their clients and is considered throughout the entire process from booking, until the traveller returns. They offer 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency contact for assistance.
WHERE TO STAY
We want to make sure that you have a comfortable stay in Tasmania whilst visiting our Festival. Our valued accommodation partners are all located in ideal locations to events during July and will help ensure your stay in a memorable one.
For the best possible rates, we encourage you to get in touch with the properties below:
167 Macquarie Street Hobart, TAS 7000
+61 3 6220 7100
Hadley’s Orient Hotel
34 Murray Street, Hobart 7000
+613 6237 2999
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
1 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000
+613 6235 5355
Curious? Start your story here www.gobehindthescenery.com.au
Information and directions to tourist destinations in Hobart is available here. Find out more http://www.hobartcity.com.au/Transport/Getting_Around_Hobart/Destinations