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You love natural wonders, but you don’t just see the sights, you devour them. The earthy smell of the forest, the sand between your toes, close encounters with wildlife; this makes you feel alive.

You seek sunrises, vistas, flora and fauna for the most magnificent sight (or the most Instagrammable). You are at peace when surrounded by the beauty of nature.

While there are 6 types of Spirited Adventurer, I’m the nature type. Which is exactly why we chose Tasmania when it came time to settle into a home base.

The island State lies roughly 400 km from mainland Australia however it seems like a world away; a truly spectacular island with vast wilderness and inspiring natural wonders like no-where else in the world.

Tasmania Redwater Creek Falls

Redwater Creek Falls, Sheffield, Tasmania

Think squeaky white sand beaches, with hiking trails which range from short “forest trails leading to waterfalls, to multiday wilderness epics with no one else in sight.” Unspoiled habitats and ecosystems with plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

Tasmania is a small island, though it punches well above its weight when it comes to natural beauty. And of course, with so much access to nature in such a compact space, it’s a killer road trip destination, and the traveler who truly benefits is the one who chooses to drive.

But there are 6 types of Spirited Adventurer, and the nature lover is only one type of traveler who visits Tasmania. Others who are drawn here include the foodie fanatic, the wine taster, the culture buff, the bushwalker, and the thrill seeker – take the Spirit of Tasmania’s Spirited Adventurer Quiz to find out which one is you!

WIN 1 of 6 $5,000 Spirited Adventures

(to Tasmania … obviously!)

Devonport Lighthouse, Tasmania

Rock climbing the Devonport Coast, Tasmania

I took the Spirited Adventurer Quiz for the fun of it, because obviously, we’re already here! But for the rest of Australia, Spirit of Tasmania is giving away 6 themed Tasmanian adventures, one for each type of Spirited Adventure!

Want to win?! Visit ➡ and complete the quiz to find out which type of Spirited Adventurer you are. The quiz is a super quick five questions, where you choose the word which appeals to you.

Select the adventure you most want to win (even if the quiz results peg you as a spirited nature lover, you can pick another prize, and enter to win the wine taster adventure if you want to). Complete the online form and you’re in with a chance to win!

Competition ends September 8 2017, so make sure you enter before then! And when you win a $5,000 adventure (which includes spending money and a petrol voucher – remember, the best way to explore is a road trip!), give us a shout!

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For more information about Spirit of Tasmania visit their



Tasmania Amazon

Lonely Planet Tasmania

Tasmania Amazon

Lonely Planet Tas Road Trips

Tasmania Amazon

Ultimate Tasmania Tourist’s Guide

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; a website dedicated to opening your eyes to the wild & natural world.

Committed to bringing you the best in adventure travel from all around the globe, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on their list.

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  1. Great post. would’ve loved to enter but alas, i am not in Australia. Sigh!

    • Glad you enjoyed the post! Hope to see you in Tasmania at some point even if this time round you aren’t able to enter for the trip :)

  2. Awesome competition Meg! Result was I’m a Wine Taster but I preferred the Culture Buff prize so entered that one – it did include some wine tasting too though! :)

    • Good luck in the giveaway Jacquie! Hope you win the culture buff prize – you can enjoy a little bit of wine at the same time :D!

  3. Fingers crossed! Tasmania was always on my list. But your country is too big for a lifetime:) Anyway Have to do Tasmania once at least!

    • Australia is definitely a big place to explore – I’m from here and don’t even feel like I’ve touched it yet!!

      Hope you do have the chance to visit Tasmania in the future – it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country :)

  4. Proud to call myself a spirited ‘THRILL SEEKER’ :-)
    Sadly I am not Australian – i would have loved to win.
    Thank you and greetings


    • Woot! Hopefully you’ll have the chance to visit Tasmania at some stage anyway, and enjoy it’s thrilling attractions!

  5. Now is the time I wished I relocated to Asutralia when my friend considered it an option for me. I’d love to visit Tasmania, the pictures in the post looks like somewhere I’d love to spend my meditation week at. I’d like to take the quiz even if I won’t be considered for the ticket. It sounds fun

    • Tas is definitely the perfect place for a meditation retreat – so much incredible nature, and access to it is unparalleled.

      Take the quiz, even if you’re not an Aus resident, and let us know what you got! It’s super fun, and hopefully you can visit at some point in the future :)

  6. Did the quiz and I also got spirited nature lover. Which I definitely, but also want to taste those Tasmanian wines because I’m also a wine lover!

    We met a lovely couple years ago that were from Tasmania while traveling somewhere and they gushed about the Tasmania wine & food festival. It’s been on our radar ever since, but we still haven’t made it there yet. One of these days!

    • You can definitely combine the two – amazing Australian wine, in a beautiful natural setting – sounds like bliss to me!

      Hope you do have the chance to visit at some point in the future – Taste of Tasmania may have been the festival they were referring to? It’s a fabulous event, brings foodies from all over the country every year :)

  7. I always thought I was a nature type out of the 6 types of Spirited Adventurer. But surprise surprise I came across as thrill seeker in the Quiz.

    BTW Tasmania is such a wonderful place to settle down. It’s on my bucket list.

    • The nice thing about the thrill seeker and the nature lover is that they’re easily combined :D Most of Tassie’s adventure scene is in the outdoors, which we love!

      Hope you have the chance to travel soon :)

  8. Tasmania looks like a paradise within a bigger paradise(Australia). We too are the kind of travelers who revel in nature, of course tinged with the promise of adventure, hence Tasmania is definitely a place with which we would fall in love with. Regretfully the contest is not for us !

    • If you’re a nature loving adventure seeker, Tasmania is definitely the place for you! Hope you have the chance to travel soon – it’s definitely a special kind of paradise :)

  9. It really really really sucks that I’m not an Australian resident. Why can’t Canadians be included I mean Canada is so similar to Australia both in nature, lifestyle and people. I guess I’ll have to get to Tasmania on my own…
    Your descriptions if were you no live will make anyone want to visit competition or not

    • Hopefully the next giveaway they run will be worldwide :) But I can definitely recommend making your way to Tasmania regardless of the comp – it’s an incredible destination you’ll love; great nature, lifestyle and people!

  10. I love your opening line ‘but you don’t just see the sights, you devour them.’ I’m always trying to figure out a way to describe getting past ‘seeing’ to ‘feeling’ and you’ve done it masterfully. How exciting that you’re starting a new chapter of your life in Tasmania, Megan. Tasmania sounds like a total winner for nature lovers, and the contest is a great opportunity for Australians to explore it more.

    • Thanks Carol – yes, we’re very big advocates for immersing yourself fully in the travel experience – and loving the opportunity to devour Tassie now that we’ve set ourselves up with a base.

      It’s one of the most incredible destinations for nature lovers – if you have the chance to visit at some stage give us a shout :)

  11. I’m a spirited “Nature Lover”. Took the test because I was curious even though I can’t enter. Will make it out to Australia one day though!

    • Let us know if you get the chance to visit – as fellow nature lovers we would love to show you around our State :)

  12. I got spirited bushwalker – whaaaaat?! Totes thought I would of been the foodie. Decided that as it is the year of YES, I will go with the walk. Can always indulge in the food after the bushwalk. Lol!

    Your new home sure does look the goods Meg. Cant wait to get down for a visit. :)

    • Maybe a new passion you didn’t know about!! But yes, can always indulge in amazing food after a bushwalk – I find the Tas culinary scene is too indulgent anyway lol so balances it out to walk it off the next day haha :D

      Let us know when you manage a trip!

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