Let’s say you are the type of person who likes to make sure your family has vacations to remember. Perhaps you have taken them on memorable vacations that they continue to rave about. One of those vacations might be a visit to one of Canada's great cities. Perhaps Vancouver, where you took the family to Whistler Blackcomb Mountain to ski and snowboard on the top ski runs in North America.
Or you might have taken them on a fantastic sailing trip on the Mediterranean. Your idea was to rent a luxury sailboat and sail the Mediterranean for several weeks, visiting some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world. You thought that because of the complexity of chartering a lovely fully crewed luxury sailboat, you could not get this type of a trip set up, until a friend told you to try them here.
If this describes the type of family vacation seeker you are, then your next family vacation has to be to the island of Tasmania.
Tasmania, the Southernmost Part of Australia.
Tasmania, an island state off Australia’s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas, parks and natural amenities. The capital is a port city called Hobart and it is filled with cultural, shopping and lots of things for families to do. Tasmania is the type of place where someone who loves special vacations, has to take the family.
What to Do on Tasmania
Tasmania is a wonderful family vacation that allows parents and young people to spend lots of time together and get the chance to have experiences that make lifelong impacts. Tasmania is the perfect location for this undertaking because the country has lots to offer. Here are a few of the best places and amenities in the country.
Hobart is the capital and by far the largest city on Tasmania. It contains many of the interesting things for families to do on the island. Several things stand out as great activities for your family.
A Trip to the Summit of Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington sits as a powerful backdrop to the entire territory of Tasmania. It can be seen from just about anywhere in Southern Tasmania and hiking it offers a great opportunity for families to spend some quality time together. The summit is 1270 meters tall and there are trails to get you there safely. When you reach the summit, you will be treated with a spectacular view of Hobart many other small cities. Depending on the time of year you climb it, you also might encounter some snow at the summit. So dress warmly and bring the whole crew.
The Thermal Springs and the Hastings Caves
Since you are in a different type of place, you need to engage in some different types of activities, and Tasmania does not disappoint in this area. The Thermal Springs and Hastings Caves area is very popular with locals and it's become one of the top tourist attractions as well.
The Hastings caves were formed millions of years ago. It is a great place to give a science lesson to your kids because there are stalactites and stalagmites that are science wonders. Parents can also opt for a guided tour of the cave and surrounding area, which adds to the cultural experience.
When you're done with the caves, there is a thermal hot springs that you and the family can swim in. With an average temperature of more than 28 degrees, it is the perfect way to relieve sore muscles that you may have incurred while climbing Mount Wellington. There is also a forest area where you can BBQ and have a picnic, making this trip great for a full day of fun.
Tasmania is often lightly considered by tourists because many think that it’s only desolate rock. The state however has a thriving culture and offers many attractions that will delight and charm families. Bring your family here and have a once in a lifetime experience.