Tasmania's capital lies in the south-east of the state, at the foot of Mount Wellington. This..Port Arthur Information
The village of Port Arthur is often missed because of the significance of the Historic Site, but..Lake St Clair Information
The deepest freshwater lake in Australia (190 metres/623 feet), Lake St Clair was scooped during..Southwest National Park Information
Cockle Creek is a tiny seaside settlement on the edge of Tasmania’s Southwest national park...Tasman Peninsula Information
The Tasman Peninsula is a land of farms, forests, sheer dolerite cliffs, sweeping views across the..Bruny Island Information
Wild seascapes and sweeping surf beaches, wonderful coastal walks, birdlife and wildflowers, tall..Richmond Information
This little town of cobbles, handmade brick and mellow stone on the banks of the Coal River is just..Mt Field National Park Information
Mt Field National Park is Tasmania’s most accessible national park (90 minutes’ drive from..Salamanca Market Information
Colourful characters come out in full force every Saturday, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at Hobart's..Arthurs Lake Information
This popular angling location, east of Great Lake on the edge of the Central Plateau, has good..New Norfolk Information
Settlers from Norfolk Island established this town on the banks of the River Derwent in 1807 when..Dover Information
Dover is not quite the southernmost town in Australia but it is close. The pretty, quiet fishing..Huonville Information
Situated on the banks of the tranquil Huon River and surrounded by the colours of fruit-filled..See all locations in Tasmanias South
Rising 1270 metre (around 4000 feet) above Hobart's harbour and the wide Derwent River, Mt Wellington provides a wilderness experience within 20 minutes of the city and is much loved by locals. The 21 kilometre drive to the summit takes you from temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula. The interpretation centre at the top protects you from the blustering winds and a viewing platform on the western side of the car park looks out to the southern World Heritage Area beyond. Bushwalking trails suit all fitness levels and barbecue and picnic facilities are provided. Mountain activities also include cycling and abseiling.
The Aboriginal name for Mt Wellington is Unghbanyahletta or Poorawetter.
In February 1836 Charles Darwin climbed Mt Wellington during a visit on the HMAS Beagle.
Welcome to a region of wonderful variety. Of colours and contrasts. Of views found around every..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