If you are looking to have some peace and quiet time, Tasmania, Australia can be a perfect destination. It is known for its vast wilderness, breathtaking mountains, stunning beaches and of course, great food and wine.
How to go Tasmania
The two major cities in Tasmania, Hobart and Launceston both have direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. You may also take a ferry from Melbourne to the city of Devonport which is near Launceston. However, once you arrive it is advisable to look for a car rental provider in Tasmania for a more relaxing and convenient trip. A roadtrip through Tasmania will provide you all the flexibility you need to go to the top sight and all the must do’s in this list!
Top sights in Tasmania
Tasmania has a lot of beautiful places that you must visit and here are some of the top sights that you should not miss.
Kunanyi / Mt. Wellington
Cloaked in winter snow, kunanyi /Mt. Wellington towers over Hobart city. If you love the outdoors, then you will surely love to take a hike or bike here.
if you love Architecture and history then you should definitely visit Salamanca Place which is a row of three-and-four story sandstone warehouses that will give you a glimpse of Australian colonial architecture. It is indeed beautiful and picturesque.
MONA occupies a saucepan-shaped peninsula extending into the Derwent River. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art. Philanthropist owner David Walsh described this $75-million museum as a subversive adult Disneyland. You should certainly pay a visit MONA when you visit Tasmania.
Another destination for people who love architecture. Battery Point’s name derives from 1818, the gun battery that protects Hobart Town from nautical threats both real and imagined. You can see here a reflection of original occupants’ different jobs from one-and-two-room fishermen’s cottages to mansions of merchants and master mariners. Most of the houses are occupied by Hobartians but there are guesthouses that you can check out in case you wish to spend the night.
Freycinet National Park
Appreciate Mother Nature when you visit Freyciney National Park. You will be able to see coastal heaths, orchids and wild flowers in Freycinet Peninsula. A stunning view of pink granite mountains will surely catch your eyes plus white-sand beaches and azure bays perfect for a relaxing vacation day.
What to do in Tasmania Australia
Explore different activities in Hobart
Hobart is pressed between a mountain and a river which gives you a lot of activities to choose from. You can also check out beautiful sandstone colonial architecture or hike to the summit of Mount Wellington and see the beauty of Hobart from the top.
Visit the Sands of Wineglass Bay
If you are visiting Freycinet National Park, then you should also check out the flawless white curve of Wineglass Bay in the eastern Freycinet peninsula. A walk to the beach is always a good idea and what’s more exciting is that you might see a kangaroo on your trip.
Check out Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain is the most famous of Tasmania’s multitude of mountains. It is cliff-lined peak rising from the shores of Dove Lake. If you are in for some adventure, then go for a climb to Marion’s Lookout and enjoy the stunning view over mountain and lake.
See a Tasmanian Devil
You heard about the Tasmanian devil in cartoons or TV and when you visit Tasmania, of course, you should see one in person. It is advisable to take a night tour at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and you will get the chance to feed the devils in a tug-of-war game. You can also check out the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo on the Tasmanian Peninsula.
Tasmania is a wonderful destination that you should check out when visiting Australia. You can go with your family and friends or you can spend a quiet weekend by yourself while enjoying such a beautiful place.