With Tassie’s borders constantly closing due to the ongoing covid outbreaks, our travel plans to the Apple Isle remain in a state of flux. We can book our tickets and can be ready to go, but these days nothing feels certain until we’re actually on the plane. So for those of you whose travel plans have been scrapped last minute, then we’ve got a backup plan for you! We’ve found some online walking tours of Tasmania that make you feel like you’re walking the streets yourself.
American Tom Hall films himself walking around tourist sites and towns in Tasmania, with his easy banter making it feel like we’re walking the streets alongside him. Tom takes us to the top of Hobart’s Mount Wellington, on a walk around Cradle Mountain, on a tour of Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, on a stroll through the historic town of Richmond and a wander through the historic town of Franklin. These online walking tours of Tasmania really are the next best thing to travelling to these destinations ourselves!
So if you’re keen to travel Tasmania from the comfort of your own couch, then be sure to watch some of Tom’s videos below.
Embrace nature with this virtual walking tour of Cradle Mountain
In this video, you can experience the breathtaking scenery of one of Australia’s most famous mountains. In this 50 minute clip, Tom takes us on a walking tour of Cradle Mountain so we can experience the wilderness from the comfort of our couch.
See some spectacular sights in this online walking and driving tour of Mount Wellington in Hobart
Tom straps us in and takes us on a trip up Hobart’s famous Mount Wellington. From the top we can see the breathtaking views across the city.
Take part in this online walking tour of Cataract Gorge in Launceston
If you can’t make it to Launceston, then Tom’s got you covered! In this online walking tour of Cataract Gorge in Launceston, he shows us the natural beauty of the gorge and the spectacular surrounds. He’s also shot some drone footage of this spectacular town, click here to check it out!
Check out Tasmania’s history in this online walking tour of Richmond
If you’re keen to see a historic Tasmanian town, then be sure to check out this online walking tour of Richmond. Here Tom walks around the streets, showcases the old buildings and discusses the towns history.
If that’s not enough, then take part in the virtual walking tour of historic Franklin
Here Tom takes us on a walking tour through the historic town of Franklin, in the south-eastern part of Tasmania. A must watch if you’re keen to keep travelling the state virtually.
See what the fuss is about, with this virtual walking tour of Salamanca Markets
In this video, Tom takes you for a wander through Hobart’s famous Salamanca Markets (though we pronounce Salamanca with a much more Aussie twang than he does). His walking tour of Salamanca showcases the hustle and bustle of the markets and the various stalls.
Are you now even more keen to travel to Tasmania?
These online walking tours of Tasmania showcase the state’s incredible scenery and sights, but there’s still so much more to see. If you’re stuck at home and want to start planning your next trip, then you can always start planning where you’d stay when you next visit Tasmania. We’ve helped kick-start the planning and have pulled together a full list of places to stay on your trip to Tasmania (be sure to click here to see what accomodation is on offer).