An excellent road map of Tasmania is sold by all tourist bureaus.
The RAC Touring Map for the state costs just A$5.50 and outlines all the roads, from main routes to unpaved detours at a scale of 1:500 000. Dots denoting settlements or towns also vary in size, to indicate population and services available.
Different symbols mark caravan parks, serviced and unserviced campsites, national parks, state forests, tourist bureaus and major attractions. It also features a distance chart and detailed maps of major cities and towns.
We found the map to be highly accurate. There are also some free maps available but these are not as detailed. It’s worth spending a few dollars for the RACT map.
In addition, you’ll want to pick up the free Cycle Touring brochure.
Download it online before you go and then pick up a hard copy at a tourist bureau once you get there. It gives a good overall guide to cycling in Tassie, with a few of the key sights and considerations for cyclists outlined. We really appreciated that someone took the time to produce this leaflet just for people on pushies!