February 2024

The Ultimate Romantic Road Trip

Nothing says I love you more than organising a road trip with your significant other. With Tasmania rich in natural beauty, what better way to spend a couple of days falling in love all over again with this ultimate romantic road trip around Tasmania. Lucky for you, we have done all the hard work by creating an itinerary and finding an RV. So grab a pen, paper and your credit card to make this official. 

Day One: Pick up Your RV in Torquay

Torquay, known for being the home of Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic bands Rip Curl and Quicksilver, is Victoria’s surfing and beach worship capital. Spend the day experiencing some of the world-famous surf that Australia has to offer. Once you’ve had enough of the waves, pick up your rented RV to begin the journey to Tasmania. May we suggest the Mabel or Sunny the Caravan as your trusty road trip companion.  

The Mabel from Camplify

Image Credit: Camplify via Jeffrey Kieffer

Tip: Snorkel at Point Danger Marine Sanctuary to see the great diversity of the area’s underwater inhabitants.

Day Two: Travel to Tasmania

Travel Time: 13 hours

From Torquay, drive the 30-minute drive to Geelong, where you will be able to board the Spirit of Tasmania. The ferry takes 9-11 hours, within which you will undertake one of Australia’s most iconic travel experiences, sailing across the Bass Strait with unparalleled views.

The Spirit of Tasmania

Image Credit: The Spirit of Tasmania

Tip: If you do not fancy the extra travel time, Camplify has vans available to rent in Tasmania, add your dates and find which vans are available here

Day Three: Devonport

Whilst in Devonport, take some time to explore the Devonport Regional Gallery dedicated to Tasmanian art. 

Devonport Regional Art Gallery

Image Credit: Discover Tasmania

Tip: You can stay overnight here or travel down to Sister’s Beach.

Day Four: Drive to Sister’s Beach

Driving Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Spend the day exploring the scenic beach and all the beauty it has to offer. Often skipped on the way to Stanley, this hidden beauty is a must-see on your adventure.

Sisters Beach

Image Credit: Camplify via Jeffrey Kieffer

Tip: A great way to extend your trip is to camp overnight at Lake Llewellyn.

Day Five: Explore Rocky Cape National Park

Only a 10-minute drive from Sisters Beach, Rocky Cape National Park is a must-visit whilst in Tasmania. From rocky coastlines, heath-covered hills and significant Tasmanian Aboriginal sites, the Rocky Cape National Park is a small but diverse experience to add to your bucket list. With plenty of hikes to undertake, the National Park is best explored on foot. So why not camp up in the nearby townships of Rocky Cape, Crayfish Creek or the Peggs Beach Conservation Area and take the chance to get away from the wheel and stretch your legs.

Rocky Cape National Park

Image Credit: Discover Tasmania

Day six: Drive to Stanley

Only an hour away from Rocky Cape National Park, Stanley is a historic coastal town on the northwest coast of Tasmania. On your drive into Stanley, you won’t be able to miss the huge rock, commonly referred to as ‘The Nut’. Shortened from the Aboriginal name Moo-Nut-Re-Ker, the huge rock is actually a volcanic plug, which taking the short but steep walking track to the summit will gain you incredible views of the town and Bass Strait.

The Nut

Image Credit: Camplify via Jeffrey Kieffer

Tip: Visit the Shipp Inn whilst in Stanley, trading for 150 years, weary sailors would be welcomed here after a long day at sea. 

Day Seven: Head to Bay of Fires, Stopping for food in Launceston

Driving Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

Take a day to drive from Stanley to Bay of Fires. On the way, take a detour to experience Tasmania’s very own UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Launceston. We recommend checking out Mudbar Restaurant, the stunning modern Asian-style menu can be enjoyed whilst taking in the breathtaking waterfront views.

 Mudbar Restaurant

Day Eight: Bay of Fires

The perfect combination of clean white beaches, clear azure seas and granite rocks splashed in orange lichen is the beauty of the Bay of Fires that should not be missed whilst road-tripping Tasmania. With campgrounds that sit behind the glorious beaches, the Bay of Fires would be a great place to extend if you have time on your side.

Bay of Fires

Image Credit: East Coast Tasmania

Tip: Embark on the wukalina Walk for a 4-day adventure mixing culture and nature.

Day Nine: Derby

Driving Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

When you are ready to leave the magical Bay of Fires, head towards Derby. The historic town, located among rugged hills, lined with miners’ cottages, is the perfect place to combine adventure and relaxation. From Mountain bike trails to enjoying the floating sauna on Lake Derby, there will be plenty for you to do depending on your holiday goals.

The Floating Sauna

Image Credit: Design Boom

Day Ten – Weymouth

As our trip neared its end, we headed to Weymouth, a really small coastal town which is the perfect quaint location to wind down and enjoy the last of the trip. If you’re feeling up for it, you can take the 3-hour drive to experience the ethereal atmosphere at Lake St Clair. Known as leeawuleena by First Nation’s people, the name means ‘sleeping water’, and as Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, visiting will allow you to truly appreciate the origins of the name.

Lake St Clair

Image Credit: Lake St Clair Lodge

Depending on the amount of time you have, stays at destinations can be extended to be enjoyed to the fullest extent. With plenty of options available on Camplify, you can book and start your journey from various locations in Australia to make a trip that works for you. 

To book your next adventure, or for more information on listing your own motorhome or camper, visit Camplify here.

To read about how to travel with your partner without breaking up click here.

Imagery from Camplify via Jeffrey Kieffer.

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