If you wanna travel around Australia on your own, then you should definitely consider Tasmania. Tasmania is the smallest state of Australia far down in the South. Read on to find out why solo traveling around Tasmania is a good idea!
1. You can really be on your own
Endless streets, just a few tourist and you can spend the night far away from party hostels by just sleeping in your car, your van or a tent. So when you really want to be on your own in Tasmania it is not a problem…
2. You don’t have to be lonely
Even in Tasmania there are hostels and lots of backpackers that spend the night on popular campsites. So when you don’t want to be alone anymore it is no problem to find new friends to share some adventures with.
3. You can sing as loud as you want
If you’re solo traveling around Tasmania you can sing as loud as you can without any complains from your travel partner. You can even try to sing louder than the Tasmanian devil’s scream.
4. Streets are safe and beautiful
Endless Touring Streets with just a few cars along a beautiful scenery. The streets are well maintained and driving is relatively safe.
5. Selfies on the street
There’s a small negative point when you’re solo traveling around Tasmania. You can’t just take pictures whenever you want because you have to drive. However, there are only a few cars on the streets, so sometimes you can just stop and take a picture. But attention, only do it when the street is clear. Besides there are lots of view points where you can just stop your car and take a nice picture.
6. Cheap rental cars
Tasmania is less touristic than many other states in Australia. Therefore there are lots of cheap rental offers. You can get a vehicle for less than 200 AUD per week. If you have your own car you have to take the ferry from the mainland which is more expensive than flights.
Good advice: The streets in Tasmania are quite safe. However, we recommend getting an insurance for your rental car. The insurances offered by the rental car companies are quite expensive. It is better to get an insurance form a specialised company like Rentalcover. An insurance for your rental car costs between 9.30 AUD and 29.70 AUD per day – almost half of the price that car rental companies charge.
7. Short distances
Tasmania is the smallest state in Australia. Within hours there are lots of sights to discover. You don’t have to drive more than 4 hours per day if you want to travel around Tasmania within 1 week. With a few breaks, you can definitely manage it on your own. Besides, you don’t have to pay a lot for petrol.
8. You have more space in your car
Another good point for solo traveling around Tasmania is that you have more space in your car. If you decide to sleep in your car you have the whole back seat for your own! In the morning you will get rewarded with some breathtaking sunrises.
9. Sleeping bag and campfire are your best companions
In Tasmania it can get really cold during night. Get a good sleeping bag and learn how to do a proper campfire. So you don’t need anyone else to keep you warm during the night.
10. You don’t have to share your wine
If you are solo traveling you don’t have to share your delicious wine from Tasmania with anyone else. You could just have a glass of wine on your own while reading a book on an empty beach. However, when you want to have some company there are always some people around to clink glasses with while sharing the most beautiful sunsets.
Updated on the 16th of September 2019. Initially published on the 31st of March 2016.