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...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
The Tasman Peninsula is a land of farms, forests, sheer dolerite cliffs, sweeping views across the Tasman Sea and the place of the world’s southern-most historic prison. It is almost an island apart - when you turn right at the historic town of Sorell (look out for the signs to the Fruit Farm) you’re heading south for scenery, wildlife, heritage and adventure.
As you travel south past Hobart International Airport look out for Barilla Bay, where you can sit in the sun overlooking the oysters beds that produce the succulent oysters they serve up on the half shell. Further south, look out for small local vineyards at Copping and cafes selling local specialities, octopus, oysters, quail and venison.
Just near Dunalley is Potters Croft craft shop where you will find the works of some of Tasmania‘s best crafts people, the Dunalley Waterfront Café and Antiques and the Dunalley Fish Market.
As you head down the long hill into Eaglehawk Neck a narrow isthmus, imagine that before you is a line of half-starved hounds waiting to attack any convict trying to escape.
You have the choice of exploring short or multi-day walks in the Tasman National Park, sweeping beaches, forest walks beside some of Australia’s tallest sea cliffs, carved into weird natural sculptures over millions of years by crashing waves and endless winds, or heading straight to Port Arthur Historic Site.
Here, you’ll step back 150 years - exploring a prison that was once feared and reviled. That’s hard to conceive as you stroll beneath graceful old English trees, through 19th century-style gardens and cruise the bay to Point Puer and the Isle of the Dead.
The township of Port Arthur overlooks the water and is a good place to stay when exploring the area.
Returning northwards turn off through the magnificent Wielangta Forest Drive where rare parrots flash through the blue gums. Beyond the trees are the gentle landscapes of the east coast.
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