How To: Tassie Long Weekend on a Shoestring

How To: Tassie Long Weekend on a Shoestring

How To: Tassie Long Weekend on a Shoestring

Tassie is rich in nature and history, and so much of it is accessible for free or close to it. Here are some of our favourite places to make the most out of a long weekend trip around Tasmania on the cheap.

See the Sights in Hobart

There’s heaps to explore in the capital city and you could easily spend days checking out all the best sights in Hobart on a shoestring.

Wander around Salamanca Market and Salamanca Arts Centre. Take in the views at the top of Mount Wellington. Get a dose of history and culture at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Stroll through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens for a breath of fresh air.

Our tip: grab some fish & chips near the harbour and gaze at the boats while you eat.

Affordable accommodation nearby: Nightcap at Carlyle Hotel

Drive Along the East Coast

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With some of the most gorgeous coastline around, one of the best ways to enjoy Tasmania on the cheap is driving along the east coast.

Stop by Freycinet National Park to visit Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay. Check out the cute seaside towns of Bicheno and St Helens. Snap some photos at the Bay of Fires with its striking red boulders and aquamarine waters. 

You could do it all in one day, or take the whole long weekend to soak it all up.

Cradle Mountain National Park

Get back in touch with nature - it’s one of the best cheap thrills in TAS.

Home to the famous Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair is as good as it gets as far as national parks go. There are walking tracks for all fitness levels, swimming spots, picnic areas and breathtaking views from every angle.

Keep your eyes peeled for wombats, echidnas and other wildlife.

Affordable accommodation nearby: Gateway Hotel by Nightcap Plus

Launceston & Tamar Valley

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Launceston is a gorgeous little city and is easy to manage whether you’re a tourist or a local. We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve to make the most out of Launceston for little to no money.

The Harvest Market is the spot to visit for a look at the best local produce and some great people watching. Cataract Gorge offers a variety of walking trails to feel at one with nature. Pop into the Old Umbrella Shop for a quirky look into what once was. 

For a dose of local art, Design Tasmania is a wood design museum in Launceston displaying local crafts and contemporary artwork.

The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery has two locations to choose from: the Art Gallery at Royal Park or the Museum at Inveresk. Both are open every day and have free entry. Yes, please!

Affordable accommodation nearby: Nightcap at Riverside Hotel

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