Discover 10 of Tasmania’s most remarkable sights, from rugged national parks to wildlife encounters, glorious beaches, and spectacular mountain views.
Ten of the most remarkable sights for your viewing pleasure. (Don’t forget your camera!)
1 OVERLAND TRACK, MT OSSA
Climb snow-capped Mt Ossa as part of the six-day Overland Track, which kicks off at stunning Cradle Mountain and finishes at Lake St Clair National Park. Peak season is from 1 October to 21 May, so make sure you book your place on this premier alpine adventure early.
2 MARIA ISLAND
East of the mainland, World Heritage-listed Maria Island National Park is home to an array of stunning scenes, including crystal-clear waters and the rich gold and red hues of the Painted Cliffs, and native animals including wombats, pademelons, several species of possum, potoroos, and echidna.
3 WINEGLASS BAY (COLES BAY), FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
Kick back and relax as you overlook the curiously shaped coastline at Wineglass Bay. You might even spot a white-bellied sea eagle or a gannet diving for food. Take a cruise around the peninsula to see the pink granite cliffs, or stroll along the white, sandy beaches and revel in the seclusion of the bay.
4 [email protected]DLE, CRADLE MOUNTAIN
Stopping in at the Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary is a must. See these amazing endangered creatures up close and learn about the sanctuary’s fight to save the species.
5 BAY OF FIRES
This breathtaking bay extends along Tasmania’s east coast from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. Visitors can swim and surf in the water, or check out the incredible natural sea gardens that are dotted along the shore. Abundant bird and sea-life makes this a fascinating destination for nature lovers.
6 MT WELLINGTON, HOBART
Take the winding road through forest to the 1270-metre summit of Mt Wellington and take in the spectacular 360-degree panorama of Hobart, the Derwent River, Tasman Peninsula and distant mountain peaks. It can get snowy in winter so be sure to rug up.
7 CATARACT GORGE, LAUNCESTON
Just a 15-minute walk from the city centre, Cataract Gorge boasts what is believed to be the world’s longest single chairlift span. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the gorge and then stroll among the resident peacocks parading in the beautiful Victorian-era gardens.
8 MOLE CREEK KARST NATIONAL PARK
With more than 300 limestone caves, the Mole Creek site, located in the central north of Tasmania, is a great place for a subterranean adventure. The intricate systems are open for public exploration and are home to a range of animals that have adapted to life in the darkness.
9 TAHUNE FOREST AIRWALK
The nearly 600-metre-long walkway through the treetops at Tahune, on the edge of the South-West Wilderness, offers a dramatic view of forested mountains and the Huon and Picton Rivers. A cantilever, 48 metres above the ground, allows you to view the canopy up close.
10 CRADLE MOUNTAIN, LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK
Prepare yourself for a visual treat as you lose yourself in the spectacular heritage-listed national park where you can spot red-necked and pademelon wallabies and bird-life native to Tasmania. The reflection of the dreamy skyline on Dove Lake creates an ethereal atmosphere you’ll never forget.