Top Tips for a Caravan Trip Through West Tasmania

Sandy van Mourik — 24 June 2022
Towing your caravan though the West Tasmania might be a challenging journey, so these few tips can make it easier

Tip 1

Have experience: this trip is not recommended as a maiden caravan voyage. The roads, even the main highways, tend to be narrow and hilly with lots of bends and can be challenging even to the seasoned caravanner

Tip 2

Check your brakes (for both tow vehicle and caravan) beforehand: As mentioned above, Tasmania’s roads can be quite steep, so make sure your brake systems are all working as they should. You don’t want to discover a fault coming down a steep hill! 

Tip 3

Find a base and daytrip: the benefit of Tasmania being a small state is that you can cover a lot of sights within relatively close distance to each other. We found it easiest to base ourselves in one place for a few days and daytrip without the van. 

Tip 4

Be respectful of the places you visit: many atrocities against the Palawa people (Indigenous Tasmanians) occurred in this region of Tasmania — for example, the Cape Grim Massacre in 1828. Evidence of past Palawa habitation is still visible in many places, such as middens frequently found along the coast. Also, most of western Tasmania is a highly protected wilderness region. Heed all access signs and leave every place just as you found it.

Lake MacIntosh free camp

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