Tasmania offers some fantastic sceneries and hikes. You can observe a very diverse wildlife in terms of vegetation and animals (platypus, penguins, wombat, echidnas, snakes, etc). Here is a list of 15 top sightseeing spots in Tasmania.
Be careful with its changing weather as hypothermia is not uncommon even in summer.
15 Top Spots to Visit in Tasmania:
- Mt Field National Park gorgeous hikes, don’t miss the very impressive Russel Falls. Mount Field East Peak is a great walk with amazing sceneries and lakes. There are a few huts where you can sleep in if you want to hike for a couple days.
- Hartz National Park, it’s a lovely park with a few lakes and a nice view if the fog clear up.
- Hobart & Mt Wellington: visit Hobart with its lively streets, the Salamanca Market and the Mona Museum. Watch out for the seals in the Hobart harbor. You can also watch the Regatta during summer. Mt Wellington has the best view of Hobart and its surroundings. Careful, it can be extremely windy up there!
- Bruny Island: you can observe penguins at dawn or dusk nesting in the dunes. Bruny Island has some amazing deserted white sand beaches. It’s also a great spots for sunsets.
- Tasmania Peninsula, great costal walk and cliffs
- Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park, Tasmania’s finest beaches with Wine glass bay and Hazards Beach (picture perfect beach)
- Bay of Fires: very photogenic spot with its orange lichen rocks
- Cataract Gorge: great spot to relax and enjoy the water
- King William Lake will makes you feel like you’ve landed in the apocalypse. Great for camping as the lake is completely dry.
- Liffey Falls & Nelson Falls: gives you a feel of rainforest falls.
- Henty Dunes, one of Tasmania best hidden spot: rolling dunes till the horizons. You can walk hours without ever getting to the sea. Beautiful at sunset.
- Rocky Cap National Park: lovely contrast between its green hills , turquoise sea and sharp rocks
- Craddle National Park: amazing hikes, you can actually sleep in the cozy huts. If you do not want to pay the overpriced overland tracks, you can still stay a few nights in the parks and climb Craddle Mountain or Barn Bluff and discover its many lakes and crazy rocky summits.
- Walls of Jerusalem: once you get to the plateau the hike is beautiful. The view from the top is superb; you can witness a sea of lakes to the horizon. Nights are extremely cold. There is a small hut and great camping spots.
- Narawtapu National Park: Tasmania wetlands. Great to observe animals from snakes to kangaroos. It also possess a nice white sand beach.
Tasmania is full of surprises with it’s varied vegetation and climates (lots of rain and even some snow during summer); from it’s white beaches to it’s rocky peaks. Probably one of the best places in Australia to encounter some of its most reknown animals and to discover some incredible hikes!
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