Heading down around middle/end of January 2012
Peppermint Ridge Retreat is a special and welcoming escape for couples. Its known for the environmentally friendly factor and the owners are delightfully keen to share ideas on beautiful Tasmanian adventures. Its positioned south of woodbridge... conveniently just a few kms away from the annual Middleton Expo (country fair) around the date you are down. Minutes before Middleton there is a little cafe/restaurant (Fleutys) that looks out onto all the fresh produce grown specifically for the restaurant. It also has an entertaining sculpture trail. Just down the road is a cheesery and in contrast, traveling north a few minutes, you'll be able to catch the local Ferry out to Bruny Island. Bruny also has some quaint and romantic retreats, the bays are great for water sports (calm for paddling and surf for those a little more gutsy). I've spotted whales and dolphins within Adventure Bay on numerous occasions where you'll also find the local store. Day walks and camping are also very popular on Bruny. From Woodbridge (where peppermint ridge retreat is based) you can drive down the huon where there are always stacks of fruit on sale on the side of the road. The Huon Valley is definitely worth seeing if you're interested in experiencing various environments (lots of history and don't forget the airwalk and there's also a swing/flyingfolx type ride above the tree tops if you like something a little different). Salamanca is a natural stop if you're round on a saturday... however, the country expo is a little more exciting with the variety of animals, farm produce, hand crafts, 'scarecrow country' (which makes a little eyespy fun driving around the local area') competitions and farm machinery.
Not to forget that you can catch the peppermint bay tour boat from woodbridge to town or town to woodbridge. This takes you to a classy restaurant/bar on the shore (near by the marine discovery centre). A 5 minute drive up the hill gets you to peppermint ridge retreat. Lots of beautiful places where ever you end up in Tassie. Have a wonderful adventure and honeymoon! almost 6 years agoAnswered by alice via Travellr.com
Don`t forget Tasmania has 2 seasons , winter and February . Take suitable clothes as the weather can change very quickly . And be carefull in Devonport , it is a very redneck town . Be prepared to be stared at. There is nothing to do or see there , so there is no reason to stay . The rest of the island has some charm . But don`t forget , what time is it in Tasmania ? 1980 . almost 6 years ago
I grew up in Tassie - the historic northern town of Westbury to be exact. Grab a car and just drive. It is all charming. Cradle Mountain is a bit overpriced but the bushwalking is magic. Driving North from Launceston (along the Tamar river to Georgetown) is spectacular - stop at the wineries and fruit farms :-) Between Devonport and Launceston is a place called the 'Christmas hills raspberry farm' highly recommended.
Travelling south, Richmond, Ross and Campbelltown on the main highway are all historic. Port Arthur is a must see and Hobart has Salamanca, the waterfront and Mount Wellington.
If you have more time, the east coast (Bay of Fires) has some of the best nature/scenery in Tas - head for Wineglass Bay.
Tassie also has some of the best food in the country so live it up and enjoy! almost 6 years ago
I live in Tasmania and it is a beautiful clean place with great bush walking experiences.
You will need a car to get around as the public transport is a bit limited. The food at the farm cafes and wineries are great and always fresh. If you are travelling by ferry and need to stay in Devonport for a night travel 15 minutes out and stay at the Port Sorell, Shearwater area great beaches and good accommodation try Shearwater Cottages. Most important enjoy your stay.
almost 6 years agoAnswered by Helen via Travellr.com