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TamanPen_introTasman Peninsula:

The remains of a drowned mountain range and one of the most accessible of Tasmania’s stunning stretches of coastline, the peninsula is a place of great natural beauty with sheer cliff faces, natural arches and ocean vistas stretching to the horizon towards Antarctica. The peninsula is also home to some of Australia’s most significant historical convict sites, including the Port Arthur Penal Settlement and the convict coal mines on Norfolk Bay. More >>

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Macquarie Harbour & Gordon River:

Situated right in the heart of Tasmania’s Heritage Listed South West Wilderness region, Macquarie Harbour’s tranquil waters are surrounded by a rugged coastline, mountain ranges, fast flowing rivers, steep gorges, rainforest wilderness and ghost towns. The town of Strahan, situated on Macquarie Harbour, is the starting point for Gordon River cruises and air tours over the South West Wilderness. More >>

Freycinet_PrimiseBayFreycinet Peninsula:

There are few places in Australia where you can you find pink granite mountains rising straight from the sea to form a magnificent sheltered waterway like those at this stunning location. The village of Coles Bay sits at the foot of the granite mountains known as the Hazards and on the edge of the world-renowned Freycinet National Park. Within the park is Wineglass Bay, one of Tasmania’s most photographed localities that has been acclaimed as being one of the top ten beaches in the world. More >>

CradleMountainCradle Mountain and Great Western Tiers:

A short drive from Tasmania’s northern regional cities, the Great Western Tiers are the front door to Tasmania’s most well known peak – Cradle Mountain – and form part of the rugged highlands that dominate central Tasmania. Mountains, caves, waterfalls and lakes are among the spectacular natural wonders which conjure up mystical moods. It is a spiritual place and a region of rare and diverse beauty. More >>

PortArthur_introPort Arthur:

Of all the convict related historic sites around Australia, none so graphically tell the story of Australia’s convict past that the ruins of the convict settlement at Port Arthur. The place is a window into modern Australia’s beginnings, and paints a vivid picture of the lives and times of those poor wretches who were transported to Australia from Britain to start a new life on the other side of the world. More >>

Hobart2Hobart:

The southern-most and second oldest state capital, Hobart is an historic port situated in a picturesque natural setting beside the deep Derwent River estuary and in the shadow of the mass of Mount Wellington. Hobart’s suburbs climb its foothills and those of neighbouring Mount Nelson. Hobart has retained its links with its maritime past by retaining its Georgian colonial stone buildings and fishermen’s wharves that are lined with sandstone warehouses. More >>

Launceston_mainLaunceston:

A provincial city nestled in pleasant hilly countryside, Launceston is the largest centre of population in Northern Tasmania and the second largest city in the island state after Hobart. It is the perfect base for exploring the north of the state, including the Tamar Valley and the North East coast. Launceston is easy to explore, from its elegant streetscapes to century-old parks, which sit beside revitalised areas such as Launceston Seaport, with its waterfront eateries. More >>

HuonValley_introHuon Valley:

A popular day trip destination from Hobart where the Huon River winds its way through orchards, wineries, lush green pastures, set against age old forests of Huon Pine that cling to the side of rugged glaciated mountains. Agricultural and fishing villages dot the landscape alongside the road which terminates at the most southerly point in Australia that is accessible by car. More >>

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