Freycinet National Park with its pink granite mountains is a long peninsula jutting out into the..Bay of Fires Information
Attractions are white beaches, blue water and granite splashed with orange lichen. Great swimming..Launceston Information
Launceston is Tasmania's second largest city, 2.5 hours drive north of Hobart, sitting at the..St Helens Information
St Helens is the largest town on the north-east coast with a population of about 2,000. The town is..Bicheno Information
Bicheno, just north of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s stunning east coast, is known for..Swansea Information
The historic township of Swansea is ideal for fishing, swimming and diving, or relaxing on the..Coles bay Information
The east coast village of Coles Bay sits beneath pink granite mountains at the entrance to..Tamar Island Information
The Tamar Island Wetlands is a unique urban wetlands reserve ten minutes drive from Launceston. An..Ben Lomand National Park Information
National Park Summer or winter, the craggy Ben Lomond plateau attracts adventure seekers rock..Flinders Island Information
Flinders and its 51 surrounding islands are all that remain of the land bridge that once connected..St Columba Falls Reserve Information
St Columba Falls State Reserve (295 ha) The cascading waters of St Columba Falls, one of..Ross Information
Ross sits on the banks of the Macquarie River, and is one of Australia’s most appealing..George Town Information
George Town sits on the eastern banks of the Tamar River about 40 minutes’s drive (50..See all locations in Northern Tasmania
Cataract Gorge Reserve, or The Gorge as the locals call it, is a unique natural formation within a two-minute drive of central Launceston - a rare natural phenomenon in any city.
In 15 minutes you can walk from the city centre along the banks of the Tamar River into The Gorge. From here you follow a pathway along the cliff face, originally built in the 1890s, looking down onto the South Esk River. The Kings Bridge over The Gorge was floated into place in 1867.
The First Basin, on the southern side, features a swimming pool and an open area surrounded by bushland. It is Launceston's beach.
In contrast, the shady northern side, named the Cliff Grounds, is a Victorian garden where wilderness is created with ferns and exotic plants - nature is enhanced by art. There's a kiosk and swimming pool, rolling lawns and a rotunda, a pub with a view, a footbridge and chairlift across the river, peacocks in the trees, wallabies at dusk. This may be the nation's most alluring urban reserve.
Further upstream is the historic Duck Reach Power Station, now an Interpretation Centre. The Launceston City Council originally commissioned the Power Station in 1893, making it the largest hydro-electric scheme of its day. By 1895 it was lighting the city.
Greater Hobart and its surrounding towns of Richmond to the north-east and Kettering, to the south..Cradle Coast Information
A wild and beautiful place, the western coast of Tasmania is a magnificent place to visit. Cruise..See all locations in Tasmania