Getting there: Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas fly to Launceston and Hobart daily, and there are car-rental facilities at the airports and in major city centres. If you’d prefer to take your own vehicle, you can drive to Melbourne, Vic and catch The Spirit of Tasmania to Devonport, Tas. There are a few unsealed roads to be cautious of, especially with rental cars, although most (excluding Bruny Island and near national parks and reserves) can be detoured around if you’re concerned.
Accommodation: There are a range of campsites – free sites, national parks and holiday parks – but double-check for space during the high season over summer, or in popular regions such as Freycinet. There’s also no shortage of more luxurious accommodation, with a number of resorts and holiday apartments dotting the coastline.
More information: Discover Tasmania has developed 12 self-drive itineraries that can take you all over the state, including an excellent two- to five-day eastern drive. The itineraries list locations, restaurants, sights, activities and also the driving time between locations, and are excellent for planning your own road trip through Tassie. Check out www.discovertasmania.com.au /what to-do/selfdrive.