The perfect time to explore Tassie by caravan or motorhome

With some of the most unspoilt and spectacular country you’ll ever see concentrated in just under 70,000 square kilometres, Tasmania is ideal to explore by caravan or motorhome.

The summer and autumn period are the peak time for caravanning and motorhome adventures. The vast majority are retired ‘interstaters’ or overseas travellers looking for a unique holiday experience, and Tassie fits the bill perfectly.

There are more than 50 caravan parks around the state, some with private ensuite facilities for caravans and motorhome. Many are located in some of the most stunning locations, some right on the edge of the wilderness, others on the edge of golden sandy beaches of the east coast where you can watch the sun rise over the ocean with a cup of tea in a fold-out chair. Others are by the bank of sleepy rivulets where you might spy a platypus foraging for food.

Caravanning and motorhome adventures in Tassie provide travellers the ultimate freedom, a chance to be close to nature in all its finest, to develop friendships with like-minded travellers, and to just go where the road takes you. Of course, unlike camping, you’ll always have at your disposal all the mod cons such as a good comfy bed, kitchen and cooking facilities, and your own private toilet.

The enticement of Tasmania for caravanning and motor home enthusiasts.


Tasmania has a number of distinct attributes that make it an appealing destination for caravan and motorhome travellers.


Nothing is ever too far away in Tasmania. The roads are generally good, and improving all the time with the addition of dozens of extra passing lanes.


It’s a myth that Tasmania is cold. Instead, Tassie has a climate of four seasons, and while it can be pretty nippy in the middle of winter (and even snow in some parts) you can get around in a T-shirt and shorts over the summer and autumn period.


There’s a lot to be said for just slowing down and enjoying the journey. In Tassie, the roads are generally quieter, more scenic and have less traffic. Tasmania has an infectious and casual lifestyle that’s easy to get used


In a world that is more unstable and unpredictable by the day, Tasmania is a destination perceived as a safe place to visit, which it is.


Tasmania has extraordinary local produce that is in demand from the mainland and overseas. This time of year, you’ll find roadside stalls scattered all over the state where you can pull over and pick up fruits and berries at a fraction of the cost of what you’ll pay in the supermarkets.

With the State Government recently announcing plans for a $72 million injection to improve Tasmania’s iconic roads, we can expect even more caravan and motor home enthusiasts visiting the state in the coming years, and soaking up the unique Tassie experience.