11 April 2013
Spirit of Tasmania has produced a free travel guide for exploring Tasmania by car featuring six "spectacular drives" that highlight some of the state's best scenery, attractions and experiences.
Titled Cruising Tasmania, the 21-page guide, designed to fit in a car glove box, can be requested online via cruisingtasmania.com.au
The guide is filled with everything from Tasmanian nature tips, beach locations, picture-postcard villages, gourmet restaurants, tempting cellar doors and more.
Cruising Tasmania was created to help travelers to plan their Tasmanian holiday and visit many undiscovered places along the way.
More than 8000 people have already requested the free guide within the first two weeks of being released.
Spirit of Tasmania Chief Executive Officer Charles Griplas said Tasmania was well suited to touring by car.
"The state may look small on a map, but there is a lot to see and do and no better way to do it than in your own car," he said.
"The obvious link between our vessels and the Cruising Tasmania guide is that you can drive on in Melbourne and drive off in Devonport, ready to begin your touring adventure in Tasmania.
"The biggest benefit of sailing with Spirit of Tasmania and taking your own car is the ease of travel.
"It's a stress-free, relaxing experience, meaning no waiting at airports in long queues, no delays for your bags and no taxi and car hire fees."
"We have plenty of leg room, an array of Tasmanian produce and wine available in our bars and restaurants and you can pack as much luggage as you can fit in your car."
The drives highlighted in the Cruising Tasmania travel guide are:
- Freycinet and surrounds
- The Tasman Peninsula - Sorell to Port Arthur
- Hobart and surrounds Western Wilderness National Parks
- Devonport to Strahan
- Strahan to Hobart
The guide also features handy driving distances between towns and "save vs splurge" accommodation recommendations as well as handy "What's On" sections for food and wine, outdoor and cultural events.
Contact: Soniya Fernandez