Tasmania, Australia’s island state. While you’re here, check out these must-see attractions: Hobart Tasmania’s capital city is nestled between a mountain and a river, and provides a range of natural and cultural experiences, from scenic hiking trails, colonial architecture to […]
Tasmania, Australia's island state.
While you're here, check out these must-see attractions:
Tasmania’s capital city is nestled between a mountain and a river, and provides a range of natural and cultural experiences, from scenic hiking trails, colonial architecture to explore, to its wonderful selection of locally sourced cuisine and fresh produce.
Hobart’s amazing, unique Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), is a fascinating place of both art and architecture. Carved directly into a cliff-face, this underground labyrinth houses a world-class display of art designed to provoke emotion in its viewers.
Australia’s most notorious convict settlement is found among the beautiful coastal surrounds of Port Arthur, and with World Heritage listed penitentiary buildings to explore around the state, the convict history of Australia will come to life as you delve into the lives and deaths of some of Australia’s earliest convicts. If you’re feeling brave, be sure not to miss the ghost tour at Port Arthur settlement.
The most famous of Tasmania’s beautiful and imposing mountains, Cradle Mountain is a spectacular cliff-lined peak towering above the tranquil Dove Lake in Tasmania’s north west. Take a stroll along the 6km Dove Lake walking track and see the majestic mountain from afar, or if you’re feeling up to it, hike up the mountain itself for a panoramic view from the top.
In the state’s north east is Freycinet National Park, home to the iconic Wineglass Bay. The short walk at the precinct will take you to the lookout platform above the stunning curves of the bay, and from here you can see where Wineglass Bay gets its name. A walk down to the beach will take by the local kangaroo population, and you can spot the dolphins swimming in the bay.
Tasmania is famous for its fresh seafood, caught fresh and served directly in Hobart’s many seafood establishments. Or, to try seafood at its freshest, take a day-long Seafood Seduction tour, which takes you off the coast towards Bruny Island, and lets you harvest and eat oysters straight out of the water, and gorge yourself on crayfish and abalone caught in front of your eyes by the guides. Seafood doesn’t come any fresher than this.
Come face to face with a Tasmanian devil, one of Australia’s most iconic native species, in one of the wildlife parks dotted across the state. Feed the devils and watch them engage in a tug-of-war over the food, or take a Devil Tracker Tour at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo on the Tasman Peninsula, about a one hour drive south east of Hobart.