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Tasmania is Australia’s island state, it is home to several world heritage sites and foodie delights. Although it is Australia’s smallest state, it is the most geographically diverse with over 40 percent protected as national parks. to make the most of any visit we have listed the Top 5 Things to do in Tasmania on your next visit. To the north you can experience historic streetscapes and heritage estates. On Tasmania’s east you will have a unique coastal experience completely different to other Australian beaches. To the west you find the gateway to Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. There are so many things to see and do in Tasmania and below are a few of the most popular experiences which can be had on tours.
Top Things to do in Tasmania: Bay of Fires
This beautiful region is filled with deep orange boulders scattering the coastline of deep turquoise waters. The area is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with sweeping white sands. The Bay of Fires coastline stretches 50km from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. Located 2.5hrs from Hobart and south of Launceston. Most people visit the area from The Gardens and Binalong Bay to see the most pristine beaches and clear rock pools. Visit the Bay of Fires on tour of the East Coast of Tasmania.
Top Things to do in Tasmania: Port Arthur Historic Site
This old convict settlement offers a sobering look into the past but is a must on any list of the Top 5 things to do in Tasmania. The open-air museum on the Tasman Peninsula was built in the 19th century as a penal settlement. The remains of many buildings still stand including the church, guard tower, hospital, and model prison. Join one of our fully guided tours of the Port Arthur Historic Site and learn about Point Puer (the juvenile boys’ prison), the Isle of the Dead graveyard, and the Port Arthur timber industry while enjoying a short, scenic harbour cruise to view the site as incoming convicts would have. This is one destination not to be missed when in Tasmania, and we have many tours that include a visit to Port Arthur. There are also many Port Arthur day trip options.
Top Things to do in Tasmania: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay is part of the Freycinet Peninsula. Bordered by pink granite peaks, this pristine beach is one of the most photographed views in Tasmania. The secluded bays and white sandy beaches can be enjoyed by a variety of walks and hikes. The walk to Wineglass Bay lookout takes approximately 45 minutes and from here you can view the world-famous area with our guides there to help you out with photographs. The walk does require good mobility and
adequate fitness levels. You could also take the 20-minute walk from the lookout to the southern end of Wineglass Bay to view the stunning granite formations of The Hazards. Here are some tours that go to the East Coast of Tasmania.
Top Things to do in Tasmania: Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most popular and visited destinations. The area is a hiker’s dream and has options for everyone to enjoy the spectacular scenery. There is a boardwalk for most of the route which is perfect for those with younger children or the older generations. You can also enjoy views of Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake, a glacial carved lake at the base of the mountain. The Dove Lake walking track offers epic views of the mountainous area with the track traversing beneath the mountain and returning through the majestic rainforest. You can even participate in some wombat & animal spotting at dusk on the plateau of the central highlands.
Top Things to do in Tasmania: Bruny Island
Bruny Island is home to world-class beaches, rugged coastline, native wildlife, and national parklands. The island is located off the southeast coast of Tasmania and is approximately a 55-minute journey from Hobart via car and ferry. Bruny Island is popular for foodies and those who enjoy the outdoors. The island is famous for its delectable treats including local berries, handmade chocolates, artisan cheeses, and succulent seafood which can be sampled on tasting tours. Explore the coastal wonders on the southern parts of the island with towering green sea cliffs, sheltered beaches, and challenging surf, which you can explore on a Bruny Island Cruise. Make sure to check out our blog on things to do on Bruny Island.
Many of our guided Tasmania Tours stop off at these locations, check out our tours to find out more information about these locations and many more.