East Coast Tasmania, Australia
When to go
There are four distinct seasons in these parts, and even summer (December–February) isn't a scorcher. It's the peak season, so if it's peace a quiet you're after, perhaps plan for another time.. Autumn (Marc–May) and Spring (September–November) are mild, while winter (June–August) is just plane chilly.
PlanesYou can fly into Hobart International (www.hobartairport.com.au), or Launceston Airport (www.launcestonairport.com.au) if you prefer to arrive from the north. Both airports are serviced by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue domestic flights from other Australian capitals, including Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
AutomobilesThis relatively remote coast is almost 200 kilometres from the main hub of Hobart, so driving your own wheels is the way to go. Almost equidistant, but from the north and on a much more winding road through forests and farms, is the journey from Launceston. The major hire-car companies have desks at both airports.
TaxisDistances can be vast here, so taxis tend to be expensive. Try East Coast Taxis (+61 (0)3 6376 2999), which operates out of St Helens.