Great Southern Touring Route
Home Great Southern Touring Route Go off the beaten path in southern Australia! On this private vacation, drive along the Great Ocean Road with scenic stops at seaside towns where you can sample the region’s famous produce and enjoy the outdoors.
Discover scenic Tasmania at your own pace as you drive across the island, from the capital city of Hobart in the east to Freycinet and Cardle Mountain National Park. Stop at scenic port and beach towns en route to enjoy Tasmania’s fresh produce and seafood.
Home to abundant populations of its namesake animal, the wild kangaroo, and myriad animal and bird species, Kangaroo Island is a sparsely populated and pristine island located near Adelaide in South Australia. A protected nature reserve, it is also home to colonies of sea lions, penguins, seabirds, dolphins, and echidnas.
Penneshaw is a charming town that sits tucked on the north shoreline of the Dudley Peninsula and is a stop on many cruise line routes. Besides being home to Kangaroo Island’s main ferry port, the picturesque town has several tourist attractions and activities.
Robe, with its fabulous coastline and small-town charm, promises an idyllic getaway without any compromise on modern luxuries. A popular destination with city-dwellers, this little fishing port becomes a hub of frenetic activity during vacation time.
Halls Gap, with its free-roaming population of kangaroos and emus, is a charming town that offers easy access to the natural wonders of Grampians National Park. Tucked into a picturesque valley at the foothills of the Wonderland and Mount William ranges, this single street town has its share of restaurants, cafes, and stores.
Port Campbell is a typical Australian fishing town with its breathtakingly beautiful bay and pristine beach. The sheltered cove makes for a great swimming beach, the only one along this stretch of the famous Great Ocean Road.
Strahan is a Tasmanian seaside town that traces its roots to an old fishing village and colonial-era convict settlement. Wedged between Macquarie Harbour and ancient rainforests, the striking little town lies within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Cradle Mountain National Park
Cradle Mountain National Park is situated in the Central Highlands of Australia’s island state of Tasmania. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is marked by precious ancient rainforests, rugged mountains with pine forests, alpine moors, glacial lakes and mountain streams.
Launceston, or ‘Lonnie’, as it is more affectionately called by Launcestonians, is a northern Tasmanian town that sits by the banks of the Tamar River. Its outdoorsy lifestyle, with good food and trendy cafés thrown in, makes it very hard for travelers to resist it.
St Helens, standing on Georges Bay, is home to Tasmania’s largest fishing fleet. Tracing its roots back to a little 19th century fishing town, today it is known as the state’s angling capital.
The Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park area in the island state of Tasmania is undoubtedly best known for the beautiful Wineglass Bay. This is a protected island landscape of coastal mountains and wonderfully tranquil beaches with numerous walking trails.