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This blog is dedicated to inform and inspire you on all things to do with Australia. Actually we write posts on anything that’s of interest in the South Pacific (our home) DownsideUP was started to inspire you to visit us DownUnder.  

Aurora Australis
Steve Taylor
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Steve Taylor
Did you know that Tasmania is the perfect location to view the ethereal Southern Lights? The emergence of colours and flickers in the starry night sky creates an impression of the universe close at hand. The Southern Lights create a fairy-tale on Earth, turning the rural landscapes into truly majestic places
Steve Taylor
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Steve Taylor

Tasmania
sali smith
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Salli Smith
Here at First Light Travel HQ we often get asked when is the best time to visit Tasmania, and we all have different answers! Each season is distinct and unique, and can even be quite different from other parts of Australia. The weather can be changeable regardless of when you visit, so be prepared for all seasons no matter the time of year - it’s part of the adventure!
sali smith
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Salli Smith

Tasmanian Luxury
kelly Hughs
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Kelly Hughes
If you enjoy the finer things in life, then discovering some of Tasmania’s stunning luxury lodges and boutique hotels would suit you perfectly. Unwind in comfort at outstanding accommodations, hand-picked for their breathtaking scenery, attention to detail and welcoming staff.
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Kelly Hughes

wombat
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
The air may be crisp, but in Tasmania winter definitely doesn’t put a freeze on activities! Celebrate the vibrant culture, rich history, outstanding natural beauty, and first-class events and foodie attractions that shine in Tassie’s cooler climate. There are outstanding museums and galleries that are ideal places to keep warm, embrace the natural beauty of snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls, and rugged ocean views, and feast on fabulous food wine, and spirits.
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

tasmanian wine
Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall
Let us take you on a gourmet tour, where you will see the best places to eat and drink in Tasmania. Tasmania's quality food and wine attract foodies from all over the world, so why not join them for a delicious taste of the island state?
Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall

Tasmanian Hiking Trails
Steve Taylor
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Steve Taylor
Tasmania is a brilliant location for a hiking experience and interest in hiking based holidays is fast growing fast, as we all increasingly want to disconnect and get back to nature. Whether you’re after a quick day hike to add some exercise to your self-drive holiday, an overnight camping trip or a deluxe guided hiking adventure with gourmet food included, let us help you find the ideal hike to add to your next Tasmania trip.
Steve Taylor
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Steve Taylor

tasmania
kelly Hughs
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Kelly Hughes
Are you currently dreaming of a holiday to the Apple Isle? Be inspired by our list of top 10 must do highlights of Tasmania. Here at First Light Travel HQ we have compiled a list (in no particular order of course!) of our favourite places to visit. We challenge you to include as many as possible on your next trip. From dramatic national parks to thriving city hubs, from wineries to museums, from natural wonders to sweeping coastlines, read on to see how Tasmania really does have something for everyone
kelly Hughs
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Kelly Hughes

Australian Travel
kelly Hughs
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Kelly Hughes

Do you have one week to discover Tasmania, and you’re overwhelmed with where to start or how to fit everything in? 

The experts at First Light Travel are here to help you plan the ultimate 7 day Tasmania self-drive itinerary - you really can pack as much, or as little, as you like into your dream week-long holiday.

kelly Hughs
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Kelly Hughes

bay of fires
kelly Hughs
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Kelly Hughes

Here at First Light Travel HQ we have dreamt up the best Tasmania self-drive itineraries to take the hassle out of planning your next trip. No matter the style of Tasmania self-drive holiday you are after, we have the itinerary for you! 

Read on to find out more about the best destinations, day tours and hotels, and how we have included them to curate four amazing customisable 10 day itineraries for your next adventure.  

kelly Hughs
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Kelly Hughes

tropical far north
sali smith
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Salli Smith

Who here has every looked at the map of Australia and thought “I don’t even know where to begin”. Well friends, I am here today to help narrow down your search and tell you about all of the beautiful things that you can do in Tropical North Queensland. 

sali smith
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Salli Smith

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