GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #40 | Page 56

SLICES OF THE APPLE ISLE THE FEEL GOOD FAMILY SHARE THEIR TOP 5 TASSIE EXPERIENCES SO FAR… Touring Tasmania with the family while towing our Coromal Element Evolution felt like a daunting task, but as soon we turned right off the Spirit of Tasmania and began navigating our way anti-clockwise around the island, we were in for the experience of a lifetime (and the Hilux and van didn’t miss a beat!). If you are dreaming of Tassie, put one or all of these experiences on your must-do list! PENNICOTTS WILDERNESS JOURNEYS A number of people told us that a day out with the Pennicotts Wilderness Journeys team was an absolute must, and with five cruises to choose from you are really spoiled for choice. Our Tasman Island cruise was without a doubt the best adventure experience we have enjoyed on the road so far, taking us along the epic coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. We saw the highest vertical sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere, waterfalls, archways, deep-sea caves, and spectacular wildlife. West Coast Wilderness Railway tour. WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY Our half-day ‘Rack and Gorge’ heritage railway tour from Queenstown journeyed through breathtaking temperate rainforest to the incredible King River Gorge, climbing one of the southern hemisphere’s steepest tracks under the unique power of the Abt rack and pinion system. We upgraded to the Wilderness Carriage and enjoyed bubbles, canapés and a light lunch — a premium ticket and fantastic experience. CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE TOUR A visit to Bruny Island would not be complete without a drive to the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, located on the southern tip of the island within the South Bruny National Park. The heritage-listed 1836 lighthouse towers 114m above the dramatic cliffs that form the wild Tasmanian coastline, and tours are available from $15 per person.