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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..
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..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Cockle Creek – this is where the most southerly road in Australia ends. By the time you arrive at Cockle Creek you are almost at the edge of Australia. The tiny seaside settlement of a..
Derwent Bridge is on the road to and from the west coast (Highway A10), 2.5 hours’ drive, 186 kilometres (115 miles) from Hobart. It has your basic travelling needs covered –..
Geeveston is the administrative centre for the timber industries and apple growers of south eastern Tasmania. It is 62 kilometres (39 miles) south west of Hobart on Highway A6, and is the..
38 kilometres south of Hobart on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, you'll find the pleasant coastal town of Woodbridge. The town looks across the narrow channel to the low lying hills of Bruny..
Ketchem Bay is found in the remote South West National Park in Tasmania, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Access by road is from Cockle Creek the most southerly point..
Bothwell is the gateway to the central highland and was settled by Scottish pioneer farmers in the early 1820s. It has wide open streets, and lovely 19th century buildings. As you would..
Traveling through Tasmania's South for 187km, the Derwent River is the second longest river in the state. The river plays many crucial roles in the region. Industries such as farming..
There is much more to this valley than meets the eye. .. not only is it the perfect escape to nature, but the Valley also offers the chance to step back in time.
Historians will love this..
Dunalley is a small fishing village south-east of Hobart en route to Port Arthur. It is located on a narrow isthmus that joins the Tasman Peninsula to the rest of Tasmania. You cross the..
Eaglehawk Neck is an uncommonly beautiful place. The isthmus is flanked by the calm waters of Norfolk Bay on one side and Pirates Bay opening onto the Tasman Sea on the other. The quiet..
Follow the signposted Huon Trail on a tour that takes in the Hastings Caves and Thermal Pool, the treetops attraction, Tahune AirWalk, and the area's forest heritage, showcased at the..
Inverawe Native Gardens, just 15 minutes south of Hobart, is a nine and a half hectare Australian Native Garden, located north of Margate on the Channel Highway. Inverawe is a four year old..
Oatlands is a pretty colonial town, about 84 kilometres (52 miles) north of Hobart, with the largest collection of sandstone buildings in Australia, and many of its old cottages are now..
Sorell, 26 kilometres east of Hobart, sits at the junction of two roads that can take you south to the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur (Highway A9) or north and east to our east coast..
Want a bird's eye view of the world above the forest floor?
The Tahune Airwalk is about 90 minutes’ drive or 70 kilometres from Hobart in the Huon Valley.
You can experience..
Taranna is a small sleepy settlement just north of Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula.
The drive takes you south-east of Hobart for about 90 minutes (89 kilometres/55 miles)..
Tarraleah was once home to hundreds of hydro electric workers building one of Australia’s first hydro-electric schemes in Tasmania’s central highlands. Today, the whole town of 1920s..
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