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Freycinet National Park with its pink granite mountains is a long peninsula jutting out into the Tasman Sea on Tasmania’s east coast. The park is famous for Wineglass Bay, just one of its..
Attractions are white beaches, blue water and granite splashed with orange lichen. Great swimming, fishing, snorkelling, diving, beach walks and campsites. Access The Gardens on gravel..
Launceston is Tasmania's second largest city, 2.5 hours drive north of Hobart, sitting at the junction of the North and South Esk rivers. The city was first settled in 1806-only Sydney and..
St Helens is the largest town on the north-east coast with a population of about 2,000. The town is known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania, and each March the St Helens Game Fishing..
Bicheno, just north of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s stunning east coast, is known for its laid-back lifestyle and outdoor activities.
If a holiday relaxing by white, sandy..
The historic township of Swansea is ideal for fishing, swimming and diving, or relaxing on the beach overlooking Great Oyster Bay and the beautiful Freycinet National Park.
Swansea has a..
The east coast village of Coles Bay sits beneath pink granite mountains at the entrance to Freycinet National Park. With a small permanent population of less than 200 people, the town..
The Tamar Island Wetlands is a unique urban wetlands reserve ten minutes drive from Launceston. An outstanding Interpretation Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the great..
National Park Summer or winter, the craggy Ben Lomond plateau attracts adventure seekers rock climbing, alpine walking, cross country and downhill skiing are the highlights of this..
St Columba Falls State Reserve (295 ha)
The cascading waters of St Columba Falls, one of Tasmania’s highest, plunge 90 metres (almost 300 feet) from the Mt Victoria foothills to the..
Ross sits on the banks of the Macquarie River, and is one of Australia’s most appealing convict-built stone villages. Cobble-style paths and old, tall elm trees line the main road and..
George Town sits on the eastern banks of the Tamar River about 40 minutes’s drive (50 kilometres/32 miles) north of Launceston. It is the third oldest settlement in Australia after Sydney..
Welcome to a region of wonderful variety. Of colours and contrasts. Of views found around every bend or at the crest of every hill that could easily be a picture post card.
Campbell Town was one of the early coaching stops between Launceston and Hobart and sits on the banks of the Elizabeth River.
It was named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, after his wife’s..
Maria Island National Park sits off the east coast of Tasmania just north of Orford. In 1982, the whole island was protected as a national park. While Tasmania has a colourful and dramatic..
The holiday township of Orford lies at the mouth of the Prosser River at the end of Paradise Gorge on the east coast, just 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Hobart.
The town has a..
Perth, with a population of around 1800, was settled in 1821, and is about 15 kilometres (9 miles) south of Launceston. It has a number of historic buildings, notably churches (Baptist and..
Pipers Brook Vineyard, Pipers Brook is a leading winery and vineyard located in northern Tasmania. It is home to some of Tasmania’s premium cool climate wines. Visitors to Pipers Brook..
Unlock the secrets of Tasmania's North East Forests at the Forest EcoCentre, Scottsdale.
The Forest EcoCentre is a unique, ecologically sustainable building that is the first of its type in..
This is the destination description for Low Head
The small town of Beaconsfield sits on the western banks of the Tamar River in the heart of the Tamar Valley Wine Region. With a population of around 1,000 people the town's economy..
Bridport in Tasmania’s north east is a popular holiday destination overlooking Anderson Bay. Surrounded by bushland reserves, white sand and the sloping vines of Pipers Brook wineries..
Cape Tourville can be found in Freycinet National Park on the east coast of Tasmania. It is one of Tasmania's wilderness beauty spots with stunning coastal views, dramatic granite sea..
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.
Deloraine, at the foot of the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania’s central north, is classified by the National Trust, and you’ll see why the moment you enter. The bridge, Bonney’s Inn..
Derby is about 104 kilometres (65 miles) north-east of Launceston.
Mountains, rainforests and old tin mines surround this classified historic town. In the late 1800s it was a booming..
A few kilometres north of Bicheno is the entrance to the Douglas-Apsley National Park, with its dry sclerophyll forest and riverside walking tracks, swimming holes, birdlife and Oyster Bay..
Evandale is a Georgian village south of Launceston, best known for its 19th century buildings and relatively untouched streetscape.
The town’s population of nearly 1,100 is sustained by..
Evercreech Forest Reserve is a beautiful natural reserve located in northern Tasmania.
Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the shady canopy of the world’s tallest white gums (over 90..
Approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles) north-west of Launceston and at the mouth of the Tamar River lies Greens Beach, a take-off point for Narawntapu National Park.
Kempton was settled in the 1820s and originally called Green Ponds.
The streetscape, with its inn, church and shops, is very much as it was in the 19th century, and Dysart House, now..
Longford is 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Launceston and centre for the local farming district. Prior to European settlement the area was used by the Panninher band of the northern..
Mole Creek occupies a valley between the Gog Range and the Great Western Tiers in the central north, not far from Tasmania’s highest point, Mount Ossa.
This is an area of fascinating..
Narawntapu National Park, just east of Devonport, is one of the best and easiest places, at dusk, to see rare Forester kangaroos (Maria Island and Mt William national parks are the only..
Pontville was sited by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, in 1821, and was an early garrison town, where convicts built the bridge over the Jordon River. During World Wars I and II the area had a..
Ringarooma is a small town situated 95 km north east of Launceston. It was established in 1859 to service the surrounding farming community. It also borders on mountain country. Half an..
Triabunna is a scenic port town on Tasmania’s east coast, 88 kilometres/55 miles north-east of Hobart. Triabunna is the major civic centre for the east coast, with a permanent population..
Explore the deep lush rain forests of Weldborough. Green ferns and towering canopies will make you feel as if you'd stumbled onto another planet. Trek through some of this stunning terrain..
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