Best things come in small packages, and that’s how you can define the small island state Tasmania located 300 km south of the Australian mainland across the stormy Bass Strait. This state might be small but be ready to explore the wilderness and amazingness of this place that has loads of things to offer to every traveler. The kind of experience you get here is very unlike other places, breathtaking sceneries, beautiful mountains, pristine beaches, wildlife, delicious food, and wine industry that will explode your taste buds with its goodness are what make this place one of the best destinations to visit this year. Due to its location in a remote area, you can expect to see a lot of flora and fauna at the national parks of the state.
The locals affectionately address this place as Tessie, which offers a perfect mix of culture, history, food, and nature. Explore the rugged wilderness and the beauty of this state with our list of top 5 destinations in Tasmania.
Cradle mountain Lake St. Clair national park
This place is one of the most iconic destinations in Tasmania, which boasts of incredible landscapes, majestic mountains, and blue waters. Widely known for its legendary hiking, there are a total of 20 different self-guided walking tracks that range from 20 minutes to 9 hours. The walking track also includes the world-famous overland track that takes you through the heart of some of the finest mountain terrain, which takes about 6 days to complete the hike. You can also spot wombats here all year round, and due to this reason and an astounding array of natural sights, this place attracts a lot of hikers.
Enclosed within a beautiful setting of the sea and the soaring peak of kunayi/Mount Wellington, Hobart, the capital of Tasmania is the most charming, inviting, walkable, and one of the oldest cities in Australia that has lots of things to offer. You can still get to take the feel of the 19the century through its sandstone warehouses that now serve as cafes, restaurants, and artists’ studios. When in Hobart, you can miss out on visiting the award-winning Salamanca market, which has loads of fun and interesting things to offer. This market is held every Saturday between 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, where the lively and laidback atmosphere is very infectious. And don’t forget to visit the incredible Mona museum.
Port Arthur historic site
The Port Arthur historic site is one of the most important heritage sites in the whole of Australia. The site is located on the Tasman Peninsula, which has more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes. This place holds a very violent and troubled history as a penal colony where only the most hardened criminals were sent. This site has become a popular tourist attraction, which gives us an insight into the lives of the prisoners and the guards.
Freycinet National Park
Spectacular view, a peninsular of pink granite mountains, pure white beaches, and coastal dues are the best features of this National Park. It is one of the best national parks you can visit here in Tasmania. The star of the show is the wineglass bay, a beach that has been consistently rated as one of the world’s best beaches, which features a perfect curve of powder-white sand and azure sea. Besides lounging alongside the beach or swimming, you can also go on a hike in the hazard mountain range. The top view from high up the mountains is simply breathtaking.
Lying on the doorstep of the waterfront capital, kunayi/mount wellington is a constant reminder of unspoiled wilderness, which is just a 20 minutes drive from Hobart and is very much loved by the locals. The summit is often covered with snow even during the summer season, and the highest mountain in the wellington range is covered with dense forest with lots of hiking paths and biking trails making their way here and there.This entry was posted in Travel