Many holidaymakers head to Tasmania to explore this southernmost state of Australia and the first stop on the way is often the capital, Hobart.
There are many towns surrounding Hobart that have great holiday parks, including Cambridge. Here you will find Barilla Holiday Park, only five minutes drive from the airport and about 18 km from Hobart. The location makes it ideal for those who fly in and rent a motorhome or caravan, as well as those who have brought their GoldstreamRV across from the mainland via the Spirit of Tasmania ferry.
There are many tourist attractions to keep you busy in Hobart – or Cambridge, if that is where you stay, although the drive to Mount Wellington is not for motor homes or cars towing a caravan. To enjoy the scenic wonders from the top you can book onto a bus tour, or leave caravan at the park and drive up without it.
Visit the Markets
The Salamanca Markets are open every Saturday and since there are over 300 stalls you will be sure to find lots to look at. As with many markets of this kind, parking can be difficult so leave your transport behind and use the shuttle bus that goes from the Cambridge holiday park; the fare is worth it to escape the traffic.
The nearby township of Richmond is worth a visit to see the oldest bridge and the oldest Catholic Church in Tasmania as well as the many craft shops that are sure to offer attractive mementos of your visit. There are many other tourist sites to visit, including: -
Cadburys Chocolate Factory – chocoholics won’t want to miss this one and tours are available during week days and business hours. However, note that you do need to book ahead.
Cascade Brewery is just 16 km from Cambridge and again, tours are available but must be booked ahead.
Just 11 km away is the Tasman Bridge and the Royal Botanical Gardens for those who appreciate the beauty of nature. A Japanese garden and many more attractions are included and parking is available as well as a restaurant.
A little further, an 18 km drive away, is Wrest Point Casino, with the usual range of attractions and facilities.
For some great photos of Mount Wellington and the bridge go to Rosny Hill, just 9 km from Barilla Holiday Park.
Of course, there are many other places to see and things to do in southern Tasmania, with Port Arthur and the Tahune Air Walk well worth a visit. In the holiday park itself you will find some pleasant occupations such as the mini golf range and a spa pool you can hire for yourself – great to relax in after a day of sightseeing.