"Tasmania holds some of Australia’s hidden treasures across the Bass Strait on the Apple Isle.”
The incredibly scenic state of tall timbers, wild rivers, and pretty poppies features some magnificent natural attractions just waiting to take your breath away.
Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park boasts one of the state’s most popular and scenic attractions, Cradle Mountain. The striking mountain is surrounded by picturesque lakes and woodlands bursting with wildflowers.
Freycinet National Park features the magnificent Wine Glass Bay. Pristine white sands curve around the bay forming a unique and striking postcard perfect picture and it’s easy to see why it is voted as one of Australia’s best beaches.
Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park has a network of wild waterways flowing throughout. Raging rivers, mountainous scenery and falls are the attractions in this park which is part of World Heritage area.
Mt Field National Park boasts a gorgeous waterfall circuit and some of Tasmania’s tallest timbers. Russell Falls is the main attraction here and easily accessible. Horseshoe Falls and Lady Barron Falls are very picturesque and require bushwalking.
The western wilderness of Queenstown is characterized by the unique and rugged beauty of the mountain ranges bordering the town. The striking mountains of contrasting colours sport a waterfall in the centre and are just stunning.
Hobart is also bordered by magnificent mountains. Mt Wellington stands tall and prominent as the city’s picturesque backdrop. Rosny Hill Lookout offers stunning views across the Derwent River towards the city and mountain range and the Mt Wellington summit views the delightful panorama below.
Strahan is a gorgeous seaside fishing village situated on Macquarie Harbour. The area is rich in convict history with Sarah Island being an old convict settlement before the days of Port Arthur. Convict history is explored on the famous Gordon River Cruise which departs from Strahan and is a popular tourist attraction.
History can further be explored at Port Arthur.
The historic penal colony dating back to the 1830’s is historically
recognised for its significance in this country’s settlement and
notoriously recognised for the indescribable tragedy occurring upon the
site in the 1990’s. The Port Arthur experience is a real mix of
interest, fascination, education and sorrow.
Sheffield is another Tasmanian town with a bit of history behind it. The “town of murals” pulled itself out of financial hardship by sprucing up the place with murals. Now boasting over 50 murals the township is a popular tourist attraction and booming again.
Tasmania is absolutely beautiful and a fabulous holiday destination. The state is the smallest in the country but you’d be surprised how much there is to see. You need a minimum of two weeks to appreciate the spectacular sights and even that is pushing it.
Our TAS destinations are marked on the map below. You can click on each icon to determine the name of each location and navigate the map by using your mouse on the map itself, or on its pictured cursors. “Double click” to zoom in further for more detail. You can also click on the “view larger map” link below to access travel directions and distances between locations anywhere in Australia. The “get directions” icon is in the top left corner when you click thru to the full size map. Simply type in your locations.