While mainlanders may have thought they were doing it tough during the coronavirus border restrictions, spare a special thought for Tasmanians. A thought to get there now that borders are reopened!! While mainland caravan travellers have been able to travel and holiday within their own state borders, they’ve missed out on the amazing experiences that Tasmania has to offer. And from what we hear, Tasmanians have very much missed the caravan tourists.
A caravan road trip in Tasmania offers amazing adventures so why not get into caravanning with your own caravan and head across the Bass Strait to the Apple Isle. With interest rates at historic low rates, Jade Caravan Finance can offer even cheaper loans than ever. And a caravan purchase provides you with holiday and travel accommodation for many years ahead.
So what’s Tasmania got to offer? We explore and then explain how you can get in on the action.
The road trip to Tasmania starts with a cruise - on the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne. After being stopped through the coronavirus pandemic, the service is now reopened and offers accommodation, dining and entertainment while you cross the Bass Strait. Find out more at https://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/
Tasmania is renowned for its natural beauty and road tripping can be the best way to choose what is of major interest to you and allow you to travel at your own pace. Choose between the world heritage areas, rainforests, national parks and wilderness or the amazing arts and culture offerings in Hobart. For ideas on planning your itinerary https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/
Don’t forget to take in the historic sites to enrich your knowledge.
Fresh Food Tours
Tasmania is famous for fresh produce and taking a foodie tour in your caravan around the state is an awesome idea. Stop at the wineries, breweries, distilleries, producers outlets and dairy farms to sample and purchase their products. Cheese, wine, cider, seafood, malt whiskey, gin – are all made in Tasmania. Expand your repertoire by enrolling in one of their cooking schools.
Places to Stay
When travelling Tasmania in a caravan, you have a range of choices for sites. There are over 50 caravan parks across the state plus sites in wilderness and off the main track locations. Big 4 and Discovery Parks groups both operate parks in Tasmania with options for pet friendly and other special facilities. Check out the options and ways to book at https://caravanningtas.com.au/
For those that prefer to be self-contained and do it their way, there are free camp sites in more remote locations available. Petal Point on the north-east coast may be worth considering, as is the beach front site at Mayfield Bay which requires you to bring your own drinking water but does have disabled toilets, mobile phone coverage and pets are allowed.
Wherever you choose to stay, remember to be COVID-safe, adhere to all local requirements and stay across any unfolding changes if the health orders are subject to revision.
Buying a Tassie-ready Caravan
If you’re looking to buy a caravan to travel to Tasmania, then considering how you plan to enjoy your adventures will play a big part in which caravan to purchase. The wilderness areas are a major drawcard for the state and there is a myriad of trails and tracks to explore. If that is your style, then an off-road or hybrid caravan could be the best option.
Most caravan manufacturers offer off-road models in their collections. While these vehicles are built to withstand what the rugged Aussie landscape has to offer, they’re certainly not rugged when it comes to luxury living. Caravan makers continue to excel in the high standard of lifestyle creature comforts they include in the vehicles and for first-timers you may get quite a shock as to how luxurious life off the grid can be.
A few makers are also offering hybrids which are specifically designed for tracks and trails and off grid living. Many are narrower than traditional vans, no wider than the towing vehicle, for easier manoeuvring on bush tracks.
When comparing the offerings from different manufacturers, use our Caravan calculator for financing to get a rough idea of repayments. It’s very handy too for not only comparing prices of caravans but for planning how you may like your caravan loan structured in relation to loan terms and other aspects.
Applying for a Caravan Loan
If you’re heading to Tasmania you’re going to want some spending money for the sensational cheese, wine, whiskey, seafood and other produce available. So securing the cheapest caravan loan possible should be your main priority.
Better interest rates and better loans are our policy at Jade Caravan Finance and we achieve the lowest interest rates for caravan repayments to make your repayments cheaper. To see exactly how well we stack up compared to several other lenders, just refer to our ‘Compare Lenders’ chart.
Pleased with what you see? Applying for a loan with us is easy – give us a call and apply over the phone or apply online. Your consultant will handle the process, sourcing the cheapest loan from across our vast sources and assisting with the paperwork. Our quick quotes, fast turnaround and streamlined service will have you in your own caravan and on the way to a Tassie adventure ASAP.
To discuss how we can get you into your own caravan to enjoy a Tasmanian touring adventure, speak with a Jade Caravan Finance consultant at 1300 000 003
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