UNDER-LOVED HIDDEN GEMS
1 HARTZ MOUNTAINS Hartz Peak (1254m) is the ‘window into the southwest wilderness’, offering breathtaking views of remote mountain ranges at the bottom of Australia. Part of Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 1h 20m drive from Hobart. 2 LAKE PEDDER Stunning 242sq km lake where tannin-stained waters mirror surrounding giant quartzite peaks. Lodge and restaurant at Strathgordon. 2hr 15m drive from Hobart. 3 BEN LOMOND Looming over the northern midlands, imposing, craggy mountain includes Tasmania’s second-highest point (Legges Torsummit, 1572m). Vast alpine plateau, precipitous cliffs, snowfields. 1hr 40m drive from Launceston. 6 4 MT ROLAND Dramatic 1233m mountain rises from lush farmland. Walking tracks to summit that provides sweeping 360-degree views to Bass Strait, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff. 1hr 20m drive from both Burnie and Launceston. 5 RECHERCHE BAY One of Australia’s most important but least known national heritage sites. A beautiful, tranquil bay near the southern tip of Tasmania. Site of two extended visits by a French voyage of discovery under the command of Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, in the early 1790s, involving friendly encounters between the French and local Aborigines. 1hr 55m drive from Hobart.