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Heritage buildings in Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur

The best places to visit in Tasmania

Taking the best bits of Australia and condensing them into miniature, Tasmania is a wild, rugged island dotted with mountains and lakes, ringed by a rocky shoreline and home to plenty of quaint towns and historic villages. Do not underestimate Tasmania’s size though – to do it justice you’ll need at least a week. For our favourite stops for your Tasmania holiday, take a look at our suggestions below.

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Derwent River



Capital city
Hobart’s sublime location, with its natural sailing port, fresh water and photogenic Mount Wellington backdrop, inspires locals and tourists alike, creating a chilled vibe not often seen on the Australian mainland. Browse the markets, museums and galleries, admire the Georgian architecture and head up ‘Mount Welly’ for panoramic views of the city, the harbour and beyond.
Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

Flagship national park
Gorgeous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is Tasmania’s crowning glory, a craggy wilderness of glassy lakes, alpine forests and of course the towering peak of Cradle Mountain. Spend a day or two hiking the tracks – try the circumnavigation of Dove Lake – and look out for wallabies, wombats and the occasional Tasmanian devil, as well as the elusive platypus.
Port Arthur buildings

Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Former convict settlement
Step back in time in historic city of Port Arthur, home to a collection of heritage buildings found around 60 miles from Hobart. Its peaceful seaside setting among green lawns and pretty trees hides the turbulent tales of the convicts once kept here. Discover more on a guided tour and cruise the shoreline on a day trip from Hobart, or stay the night and do the eerie night-time ghost tour; it’s up to you.
Wineglass Bay

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park

Home of Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park is home to the spectacular sweep of sand that makes up the iconic Wineglass Bay, so-called for its resemblance to the stem of a glass of wine. Hike to the lookout point, kayak the rocky shoreline or take a cruise and soak up the spectacularly furrowed scenery. The surrounding waters are home to whales, dolphins and seals, and some of the freshest oysters you’ll ever taste.

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Round the World Expert Henry Jones

One of the best walks I’ve ever done was to the top of Mt Amon. It’s the highest mountain in Tasmania and has stunning views on a clear day.

- Henry Jones, Australia Expert
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Our Expert Angela recently met this baby wombat on her trip to Australia #expertfinds #wombat #australia #babyanimals
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