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Tasmania's capital lies in the south-east of the state, at the foot of Mount Wellington. This pretty city is most famous for its 19th-century waterfront warehouses, which now house cafés..
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..
The village of Port Arthur is often missed because of the significance of the Historic Site, but there is so much to experience in the area that you may want to consider staying overnight..
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..
Strahan – for many this name evokes a place with the true spirit of independence – of 19th century piners and miners, and 20th century protesters who stopped the damming of the wild..
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 Cradle Mountain National Park is an Australian icon not to be missed: accessible wilderness with walks from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks. The basic walk is around Dove Lake..
The deepest freshwater lake in Australia (190 metres/623 feet), Lake St Clair was scooped during several glaciations over the past two million years.
The Lake forms the southern boundary..
Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this national park protects Tasmanias great western rivers the Franklin, Gordon, Jane and Denison and the remote mountain ranges where..
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..
The dark waters of the Gordon flow through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area before quietly entering Macquarie Harbour. Cruise boats from Strahan explore several kilometres into..
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..
Wild seascapes and sweeping surf beaches, wonderful coastal walks, birdlife and wildflowers, tall forests and an historic lighthouse are all features of South Bruny National Park. Access..
This little town of cobbles, handmade brick and mellow stone on the banks of the Coal River is just a 30-minute drive from Hobart.
With more than 50 19th century buildings, many of them now..
Mt Field National Park is Tasmania’s most accessible national park (90 minutes’ drive from Hobart on the Rivers Run route or B61) with a diverse glacial landscape showing the island’s..
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..
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..
Colourful characters come out in full force every Saturday, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at Hobart's Salamanca Market.
Some of the best arts and crafts, food and flowers produced in Tasmania..
Classified an historic town, Stanley has a busy fishing port at the base of an unusual land formation called The Nut - a flat-topped rock outcrop 150 metres high. Take the chairlift or the..
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..
Zeehan, once Tasmania’s third largest town, is north of Queenstown on the west coast. Rich in mining history, its economy is focused around tourism and the nearby Renison Bell tin..
Tullah is a former mining and ‘Hydro’ town, overlooked by magnificent Mount Farrell and Mount Murchison. Beautiful Lake Rosebery is on the edge of town.
Hire a mountain bike or take..
This popular angling location, east of Great Lake on the edge of the Central Plateau, has good facilities for boat launching and camping. To reach Arthurs Lake from the south, take the A5..
Flinders and its 51 surrounding islands are all that remain of the land bridge that once connected Tasmania to mainland Australia.
This is an island of dramatic and varied landscapes, from..
Settlers from Norfolk Island established this town on the banks of the River Derwent in 1807 when the Island’s prison was closed. Early townspeople planted hundreds of poplar trees, which..
A craggy promontory nudging out into Bass Strait, Rocky Capes tracks, cliffs and beaches attract walkers and rock climbers. The areas coastal heathlands bloom with wildflowers in summer and..
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..
Wynyard is a centre of agriculture on the A2 about 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of Devonport. The city is on the banks of the Inglis River sheltered by Table Cape - flat-topped and fertile..
Liffey Falls State Reserve is nestled within cool temperate rainforest on the slopes of the Great Western Tiers. Tasmanians often debate whether Liffey or Russell falls are the most..
Nelson Falls is set amongst a true rain forest of deep green ferns, moss and ancient trees. From the highest point of the rocky cliff face, water drifts gently onto levels below, showering..
Ocean Beach is situated on the West Coast of Tasmania and extends from Strahan in the south to Trial Harbour, west of Zeehan to the north. Its is an exposed, remote and often wild stretch..
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..
Explore four pathways through Dismal Swamp and open your eyes and your mind to the mystery of life at the bottom of a giant sinkhole.
You never know what you might find on the fascinating..
Dover is not quite the southernmost town in Australia but it is close. The pretty, quiet fishing village sits at the head of Esperance Bay overlooking the islands of Faith, Hope 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..
Situated on the banks of the tranquil Huon River and surrounded by the colours of fruit-filled valleys and the peaks of the World Heritage Area, Huonville is a great base for exploring..
Historic Queenstown, the largest settlement on Tasmania’s west coast, is best known for its copper mines and smelters.
The town, with a population of more than 2,300, occupies the Queen..
Greater Hobart and its surrounding towns of Richmond to the north-east and Kettering, to the south, is an intriguing blend of heritage and lifestyle, scenery and vibrant culture. It’s a..
Burnie overlooks Emu Bay, on the north-west coast. This proudly industrial city is Australia’s fifth largest container port and a vibrant place to visit.
Burnie was once surrounded by..
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.
Battery Point is Hobart’s most historic suburb, and is located a short walk from Salamanca Place and the waterfront via Kelly's Steps. Battery Point retains the character of a..
Boat Harbour village is a short drive from Wynyard in the north-west. If your idea of heaven is a quiet bay with white sands and clear water, Boat Harbour is the perfect retreat.
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..
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