18 romantic destinations for 2018

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Tasmania - romantic destinations 2018
Tasmania – courtesy of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

Tasmania, Australia

In Tasmania, the best getaways centre around the three Ws – wilderness, wildlife and wine (or whisky, if you prefer). The delightfully isolated island off Australia’s south coast offers plenty of each and lends itself to escapes of basically any nature – from adventure-filled glamping getaways to luxury lodge stays.

A top way to see Tasmania is on a scenic multi-day walk. There are a range of options to choose from here, but some of the best await nature-lovers in the plateaus of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the winding trails of the Three Capes Track and the quiet bays of the Freycinet National Park.

As for the wildlife, have your cameras at the ready to spot wombats, platypus, echidnas,  Tasmanian devils and – an elusive local that’s rumoured to be making a reappearance – the extinct Tasmanian tiger. Foodies will also be in their element, with renowned gin and whisky distilleries, cheese factories, seafood restaurants, craft beer breweries, wineries and stone-fruit orchards spanning across the island. 

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