North East, Tasmania
Best months:
May to September

North East, Tasmania

Tasmania, Australia
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LAST UPDATED 13/07/2008
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introduction

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NASA: Map of Tasmanian Tribes at the time of first European contact, 19 January 2006

Northeast Tasmania is a great place to visit for a few days. 

If you want to go bird watching, bushwalking, golf or have interests in local produce, wine and meeting the friendly locals, then northeast tasmania is a great place to visit.

Launceston is the major city and has a handy airport just 15 minutes out of town. Several flights come in and out everyday andthere is are always buses to and fro city centre.

 

 

 

surfing

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Wj32: Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania; 2006

The main source of power here is the endless passage of S to SW swell rolling out of the Antartic. The west coast is directly in the firing line of the roaring 40's and whilst it is rarely flat it is often out of control. Weeks of onshore winds in the summer are a problem. Fortunately the sheltered bays and points of the other coasts offer reasonably uncrowded reprieve and often a very good wave in such conditions. Unlike many cold water surf destinations, you can surf in Tasmania all year round.

 

 

 

where to stay

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Tasman Bridge; Enoch Lau; 11.01.2004

A campervan is a great way to see Tasmania and is very popular, the rental prices here are generally a bit cheaper than the mainland and it gives you freedom to make the most of your time here and take in as much as possible.

If you prefer a more fixed abode then the city of Hobart has all ranges of accommodation on offer from backers style hostels based around shared facilites and dorm type rooms right up to high end hotels for the traveller wishing to splurge. Out of the capital city you'll find a full range of rural cottages and farmstays in the country and a range of camping grounds, hotels and motels in most of the smaller towns and villages. 

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