A friend recently asked me “why did you like Tasmania so much?”
It is hard to give a short answer when you have had such a fantastic holiday which was also wonderfully accessible. What we liked the most was feeling immersed in Tassie’s nature. We were definitely not merely observers from afar and the scenery is amazingly diverse. In one day’s short drive we saw vivid green pastures with cattle grazing, crystal clear blue water bays with white sand skirting them and we had the pleasure of an accessible rainforest walk with a spectacular waterfall as its main attraction. BJ had penguins walk right up to his wheelchair and then walk on by at Low Head and we saw a seal doing his laps in the bay at George Town and another in a bay on the Huon Trail. BJ left his wheelchair behind to do cable-hang gliding at Tahune Airwalk and AJ just loved all the wildlife encounters at the animal sanctuaries.
There is so much that can be seen from the car. When travelling with a wheelchair we really appreciate not having to get in and out of the car constantly to see something of the country we are touring.
Although many advertisements show mountains and small walking tracks we can assure you there is plenty to do in Tasmania with a wheelchair.
So really the question should have been “what didn’t you like about Tasmania?”
We loved Tassie and can’t wait to return.
Colleen McGrath says
Hi. I accessed your site to get some info re Tasmanian travel. Sadly, not a skerrick about where to go, or stay. Have you published any info suggesting where to stay or details about accessing walks, popular destinations, for a wheelchair traveller. Any info would be appreciated please.
Here’s a few links to stories we wrote some time ago about our experiences in Tasmania –
Tahune – https://havewchairmove.wpengine.com/tahune-airwalk-2/
Low Head -https://havewchairmove.wpengine.com/740/
Salamanca Markets – https://havewchairmove.wpengine.com/salamanca-markets/
Accommodation in Hobart – https://havewchairmove.wpengine.com/sullivans-cove-apartments/
Port Arthur – https://havewchairmove.wpengine.com/port-arthur/
Russell Falls – https://havewchairmove.wpengine.com/russell-falls/
Bonorong Sanctuary – https://havewchairmove.wpengine.com/bonorong-sanctuary/
I hope that helps.