In the event you missed it, Sunrise on Seven’s popular and energetic weather woman Edwina recently took a self-drive holiday with Experience Caravanning and Camping in an Apollo motorhome in Tasmania.
Over one week Edwina and the crew took their motorhome on an adventure that started in Cradle Mountain and finished in Port Arthur, exploring the sights and country towns in between.
Throughout the adventure Edwina recorded her daily activities for our Experience Caravanning and Camping hub that includes the full itinerary of each day’s activities plus Edwina’s personal blog including video and images of her experience.
For those who have not yet had the pleasure of driving a motorhome, the initial excitement of any motorhome trip is the picking up of the vehicle and preparing to drive this fabulous moving domain. In the modern motorhome you can expect to find all the amenities of home built into the vehicle e.g. kitchen, bathroom, shower, TV / DVD player, air conditioning and more.
Regardless of their caravanning and camping experience, people are always amazed at the luxury to be found in these vehicles!
Once the excited crew had examined the vehicle and our bags were packed, Edwina pointed it in the direction of Cradle Mountain and we were away on our weeklong trip around Tasmania.
As it’s not fair to highlight the fantastic opportunities of the caravanning lifestyle while people are heading to work or preparing the kids for school, Experience Caravanning and Camping in cooperation with our friends at Apollo (link) provided a free competition to win a $25,000 self-drive holiday in Tasmania. Congratulations to the winner from SA who can’t wait to take her family on a Tasmanian self-drive holiday, they are super excited to experience the road trip of a lifetime and have some fun in their motorhome.
Rather than go through each day here we will list a few highlights that may not have made the TV screen!
Day 1 Cradle Mountain
Watch out for the rather large and quick moving wombats in the wild, it is a truly wonderful experience to see these creatures in this habitat. We also took a tour of the Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary and one of the handlers let us see one of the fascinating native creatures right up close!
Day 2 Strahan
When in Strahan you simply must visit the ‘The Ship that never was’ – a truly entertaining evening at a low cost – and fun for the whole family. It’s Australia’s longest running theatre play – trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
Day 3 Redlands Estate
Morning TV probably isn’t the ideal situation for drinking but if you visit, treat yourself to a whisky tasting and tour of the gardens. The staff there are wonderful, ask for Phil and you’ll be certain to have a fantastic time.
Day 4 Bothwell
Australia’s oldest golf club with sheep on the fairways is a site to see, you must play a game and make sure you bring your camera with you on your round of golf; otherwise people may not believe you when you tell them!
Day 5 Port Arthur
Make sure you explore every nook and cranny, one of the highlights is reading some of the inmate’s bios that are found on the doors of the cells, a fascinating insight into a tough and cruel history.
Caravanning Hub on Yahoo7
Follow the link to our caravanning hub and review the itineraries, photos, videos and more. You will also find links to Tourism Tasmania’s website that contains suggested itineraries for your next trip to Tasmania.