Why stop at one beach when you can roadtrip via all of them? Hannah Lidbury took in the coast by car
Freycinet is the perfect getaway for a little bit of wine, ocean and a lot of oysters. And it’s not only the place – just getting there is an experience in itself. The view from every lookout along the way is super incredible, the water is crystal clear and you’re surrounded by so many wineries. After a two-hour flight to Hobart I had a car to drive up the coast to Freycinet, stopping at lots of spots along the way – a four-hour trip with oyster breaks, but only two hours without stopping.
First stop: The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona.net.au). This is a serious must-visit – there are heaps of cool rooms to explore and interactive art installations. I could have spent a whole day there.
Second stop: Barilla Bay oyster farm (Barilla bay.com.au). I had the most delicious oysters paired with a shallot vinaigrette – a great introduction to Tassie’s fab food!
in ‘the pinot noirs tassie are the the best because of cold climate’ MONA WAS SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE PLACE TO VISIT. Take a drive to Bay of Fires. The colour of the water looks unreal against the dramatic red rocks.