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..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..Mt Wellington Information
Rising 1270 metre (around 4000 feet) above Hobart's harbour and the wide Derwent River, Mt..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
Cockle Creek is a tiny seaside settlement on the edge of Tasmania’s Southwest national park. Cockle Creek is two hours’ drive south of Hobart (148 kilometres/92 miles) via Geeveston.
Sheltered among the tranquil coves of Recherche Bay, Cockle Creek has campsites and basic facilities, and there are a number of excellent walks. A short stroll around the foreshore takes you to a whale sculpture and interpretation sign explaining the bay’s whaling history. Continue to the Fishers Point Navigation Light and Pilot Station Ruins, or take the well-marked track to South East Cape for stunning cliff-top views of the Southern Ocean and Maatsuyker Island.
Cockle Creek was once a thriving settlement of over 2,000 people. The area’s rich human history is reflected in Aboriginal sites, abandoned tramways, gravestones and ruins. This is the entry point to the Southwest national park, in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. The South Coast Track – one of Tasmania’s great bushwalks, begins (or ends) here.
French explorer, Bruni D'Entrecasteaux sailed into Recherche Bay in 1792 on a botanical expedition. The remains of a garden planted by the French were found here in 2003, resulting in the creation of a reserve to protect the area.
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