Tourism accommodation providers are allowed to take Tasmanian bookings from June 15, and cooped-up locals are already making inquiries to operators.
West by North-West Regional Tourism chief executive Tom Wootton said tourism businesses were fielding calls from eager Tasmanians making their travel plans.
"I spoke to a very popular West Coast tourism operator just yesterday, and they said they had a booking for the 15th - for the day it can open," he said. "People are ready to go, ready to get out."
"We don't know what the depths of the intrastate market will be, but early indications are that they'll be strong in the short term at least."
While overnight or multi-night travel is allowed within Tasmania from June 15, it could be a while yet before state borders open - meaning that anyone who leaves the state should only do so for essential reasons, and must quarantine for 14 days when they return.
But that means a perfect opportunity has been provided for Tasmanians to explore their own backyard, Mr Wootton said.
"Stanley is world-class, highly charismatic destination - its been used as Hollywood movie backdrops," he said. "Some Tasmanians may not have been to Stanley for many years - if ever - yet they go to Bali at every opportunity."
"Because of the stunning natural backdrop of Stanley, it's a beautiful place to visit in winter - for the same reason the Hazard [mountain range] on the East Coast is beautiful to visit in winter. Even though they're regarded as summer destinations, it's not until the weather gets really dramatic that those sorts of geological features come to life.
"The Nut in winter - when it's a sprawling black gale - to view that from your cozy accommodation with owner-operators that are consummate hosts, and you're eating local seafood, and drinking local wine, by a roaring fire - and the beautiful old Stanley pub that is just filled with character - to me, Stanley might be better in winter, actually."
Sheffield and its omnipresent backdrop of Mt Roland is another one to add to the itinerary, Mr Wootton said.
"Mt Roland absolutely does not deserve to be a poor cousin to Cradle Mountain, because it is absolutely staggering," he said. "It's breathtaking."
"Get in and around Sheffield - the little retail outlets and cafes, horse and cart rides through the town and out into the bush trails, the Wild Mersey mountain bike trails ...it's the kind of winter hideaway where you can get outside the city."
North-East tourist eco-retreat Tin Dragon Cottages owner Christine Booth said she had just made her first booking since the travel restrictions were put in place.
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Tin Dragon had to cancel bookings that were already in place for March and April, but she said many guests had chosen to take a credit to use in the future instead of a cash refund.
"Those tour groups are still in contact with me, and they're determined to come back when they can," she said. "So we're hopeful."
"We've had people call and say, 'When are you going to be open?' so people are definitely interested - and we just got our first new booking."
She said it was normal for their business to go without much patronage over winter even without a lockdown - so they were financially prepared for a quiet period when the restrictions were put into place.
"For tourism operators, if this would have happened during December, January, February ... it would have been quite a different story," she said.
Coming into winter Ms Booth said she is thinking of taking a trip herself, to enjoy the Freycinet region at a time when she may actually be able to get a park.
"It will be really nice to have Tasmanians holidaying in Tasmania," she said.
"For us here, we've got some great walks in this area and then of course the mountain bike trails, and it's a great chance to come and see it without the pressure of all the mainlanders fighting you off the trails and filling up the restaurants.
"For Tasmanians who choose to have holidays over winter, it will probably be a more relaxed holiday - they'll get to see the beauty of Tasmania without the crowds.