Walk in quiet forests of myrtle and sassafras, unwind on white sandy beaches, feel the power of the rugged coastal headlands and journey to unique islands. On Tasmania’s east coast, we travel from Launceston to Hobart along the coastal route, visiting a range of national parks, reserves and historic sites. Our accommodation ranges from eco-cottages, hotels and modern cabins while fresh regional food is always a focus. Our first destination, Tasmania's Blue Tier Forest Reserves, is where we meet 4th generation locals and enjoy walks to the hidden forests, waterfalls and sub-alpine plateaus. Bay of Fires is characterised by white beaches, blue water and huge granite blocks that are coloured bright orange by lichens. Here we enjoy walks at Binalong Bay and Humbug Point Reserve. While at Freycinet National Park we walk the Isthmus circuit which takes us via Hazards Beach to the famous white sandy shores of Wineglass Bay. Our next destination is Maria Island with a focus on extended walks and wildlife viewing. Once a penal colony, the island is now a National Park with both historic and natural significance including settlement ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and remarkably tame wildlife. Further south at the Tasman Peninsula we explore the geological marvels of Fortescue Bay and Cape Raoul. Staying in waterfront cottages on Bruny Island, we have time to visit the windswept lighthouse, spot endangered wildlife and cruise past some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Finishing in Hobart there is time to immerse in the kaleidoscope of culture, art and markets.