by Shawn Lown, executive summary by darmansjah
Most Aussies joke that this island is not part of Australia. But Tassie is unspoilt and rich in unforgettable landscapes, quaint towns and fresh seafood and produce. Drive along the eastern Freycinet Peninsula, following signs for Wineglass Bay. Hike up to lookout point and you’ll see the beach tucked in a curve at the base of pink granite mountain ranges, brilliant turquoise waters lapping gently at the blinding white sand. Hike down and walk along the beach to find the perfect spot to make your proposal. If you and your partner like to rough it a bit, there’s a campsite at the end of the beach. For something a little more exclusive, head to the Freycinet Eco Retreat and book and eco-lodge set in a 1,200-acre property looking out over the peninsula (from US$265; freycinet.com).