Redspot believes one of the best times to visit Tasmania is in Winter, the pace is more relaxed and you get to experience the seasonal change of a European holiday right here in Australia. The crisp coldness of winter becomes an interesting delight and is perfect for road tripping, especially into Hobart’s surrounding regions.

Whether you’re going for a week or just a couple of days, the following road trips are easy to fit in, before you drive down to Hobart or on your way back to the Airport.

Collect the A Car makes all the Difference booklet map from the Redspot Enterprise counter at Hobart Airport which contains your free or discounted coupons and take in some of the following delights:

Cambridge 7.3 km via Tasman Highway (A3), 6 mins without traffic

Coal Valley Vineyard
Stunningly located winery in the Coal River Valley of South East Tasmania, and famous for producing award winning wines with a focus on Pinot Noir.

Frogmore Creek
Frogmore Creek Wines is one of Tasmania’s most awarded wineries. Famed for its exquisite food, idyllic views, Frogmore Creek also produces Forty-Two Degrees South and the Storm Bay wines.

Riversdale Estate
The magnificent views, European interiors, cellar door, and superb French restaurant have been carefully designed to give you a warm and unforgettable experience.

Riversdale High Tea
Cucumber sandwiches, scones so light with clotted cream, perfectly formed pastries fused with flavours – afternoon tea in The Orangery Conservatory on Riversdale Estate is all about good taste.

Puddleduck Vineyard
A boutique family-owned and operated vineyard established in 1997, producing premium Tasmanian wines from grapes grown in their single site vineyard. Enjoy $5 off the sit-down wind and cheese tasting experience (see coupon in A Car makes all the Difference booklet, available from Redspot counter at Hobart Airport).

If you’re into wildlife, a visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a must! Located in the Brighton, it’s a 30.5 km journey via B31 / C323 / C321 and only 30 mins without traffic! Need more incentive then check out the coupon which saves you $20 off a night tour.


Richmond Village 18.5 km via Richmond Rd (B31), 17 mins without traffic

The Wicked Cheese Co., is recognised as one of the highest quality, hand-made cheese ranges in Australia. The Wicked Cheese Company is an award-winning family owned boutique cheese maker specialising in dairy and goats milk cheeses.

The Woodcraft Shop
Crafted by extraordinary artisans, the Woodcraft Shop showcases wooden products and gifts created with the best timbers Tasmania has to offer, such as Huon Pine and Myrtle.

The Sensory
In a world first, The Sensory Tasmania, working with a scent scientist and an international scent company, has re-created the southwest wilderness, the leatherwood flower, and the devil aroma scents – all of which you can smell for yourself when you visit.

Chocolate Trading Co.
Over 70 handmade artisan chocolates to choose from and a large range of packed chocolates. For the chocoholic in you, visit today.

The Richmond Bakery

Famous for scallop pies, chicken and camembert, vegetarian pies, mouth-watering cakes, salad rolls and gourmet sandwiches – all served with great coffee. Come in and be tempted.

The Richmond Gaol
An historic site and popular visitor attraction complete with site guide and souvenir shop, why not take a step back in time and explore the original gaol buildings and rooms?

Coal River Valley Wine Tours
Join a half day tour and experience fine, Tasmanian wine, produce and the historic village of Richmond.


Sorell 10.0 km via Tasman Hwy (A3), 10 mins without traffic

Sorell Fruit Farm
Take a visit to the farm to experience those special “straight off the bush” flavours of Tasmanian cool climate fruits. Pick your own fruits, including apricots, blackcurrants, nashi pears, peaches and a range of exotic berries. Open seasonally.

Tasmania Honey Centre
Dedicated to everything made from bees, the Tasmanian Honey Centre will delight your tastebuds and ensure you have some unique gifts to take home.

Barilla Bay
Learn about the highly sought after Pacific Oyster which are grown on-site in one of Australia’s premium shellfish environments. Stock up on oysters and abalone supplies to take home, or simply relax and enjoy a delicious seafood plate in the restaurant overlooking stunning Barilla Bay and

Mt. Wellington. Enjoy FREE admission with the coupon from in A Car makes all the Difference booklet.


So, there you have it – four easy-to-do Hobart road trips. For more inspiration check out the Richmond video when booking your Hobart wheels and SAVING 15% on basic rental rate.


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