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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.  

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

blender lane
Chrissy Sun
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Chrissy Sun
Melbourne, one of my favourite cities, it is a city full of art, theatre, culture, beaches, gardens and fabulous eateries. Its grid-like city centre is easy to navigate, and the free historic tram allows you to put your feet up if you need a rest after exploring, shopping, or just looking around the city, taking in some of the modern architecture or historical buildings and churches.
Chrissy Sun
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Chrissy Sun

australian Travel
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
We understand that you want something to look forward to without adding any extra uncertainty into the 2020 mix so we have extended our service with a Flexibility Promise which means that you can book with confidence.
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

Scott Morrison Prime Minister
Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall

Australia – State Based Stages
Right now there are varying state based stages with a few too many details to mention here so please head over to the Official COVID-19 Website and scroll to the bottom of the page to find out everything you need to know about the state(s) you plan to visit.

We are still open for business as usual regardless of the stages and have equipped our staff to work at 100% capacity from home so we can still provide you with our uncompromised award winning service. 

Elizabeth Marshall
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Elizabeth Marshall

Kangaroo Australia
Irma Vuckovic
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Irma Vuckovic
A visit to Australia is not complete without spotting some adorable kangaroos gracefully bounding around. The good news is, these fascinating creatures are plentiful everywhere from national parks, sanctuaries and zoos to beaches and golf courses. We’ve listed the most beautiful places for kangaroo viewings no matter what part of the country you’re travelling to.
Irma Vuckovic
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Irma Vuckovic

View of the Great Ocean Road
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie
A winding wonderland of craggy cliffs, breathtaking bays and gorgeous beaches, the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s best attractions. If you’re looking for everything you need to know about visiting the Great Ocean Road, then you’ve found it.
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie

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