Tasmania is one of the most amazing places in the world, there’s no doubt about it, but it still hasn’t been discovered by large masses of tourists. Considered as one of the least visited parts of Australia, Tasmania offers an abundance of unbelievable experiences for everyone.
We took a little trip, and we’ve come up with this short guide to show you some of the most beautiful locations you can visit when traveling to Tasmania.
This article should, hopefully, light up your imagination and create that initial spark of curiosity which makes you crave for new places and things to see and do.
We’ve shortlisted some of the most breathtaking places we’ve visited on our trip to Tasmania, and to be perfectly honest - the term breathtaking is not doing justice to those locations. So, let’s all get aboard and let’s get straight to it.
Bay of Fires
One of the best places for taking photos in Tasmania is definitely the Bay of Fires. Located to the north-east of the island, a short drive away from St. Helens, Bay of Fires is famous for its unique and colorful scenery. Curvy, long beaches with white sand and deep blue color of the sea surrounding the bay create amazing scenery that you will be able to enjoy throughout the day. What makes it special are the rock formations and stones covered in a specific type of lichen, which produces very vivid orange color. Visiting Bay of Fires at sunrise or sunset will perfectly explain how it got its name. Surrounded by easy hiking trails, small resorts, and bars, Bay of Fires is an amazing place to go to when you want to relax watching the magically looking scenery by the ocean.
Three Capes Track
One of the most amazing hiking and walking trails in Australia is the breathtaking Three Capes track in Tasmania, located to the south of the island. This trail is one of the longest and most challenging walking tracks in this part of the world, but it offers an unforgettable experience. There are lots of short trails and tracks intertwining all over the place, but if you’re looking for a real challenge, the full track is 46 km long, and it takes two days to complete it. Experience the unique wildlife of Tasmania, enjoy nature, and rest in some of the most amazing hiking resorts you can find at Three Capes Walk. This location is a must-see, so don’t waste your time, and start packing right away.
Bridestowe Lavender Fields
Located to the north-east of the island, Bridestowe Estate should be visited at the beginning of the year if you want to fully experience its amazing beauty. The estate is believed to have the largest commercial plantation of lavender in the world, which can be quite a sight, especially when lavender is in full bloom. Visit their website to learn more about tours and accommodation, and don’t miss the opportunity to run freely through the lavender fields. If you’re looking for the perfect romantic getaway in Tasmania, you should definitely check out Bridestowe Estate.
If you’re looking for a secluded, small, and quiet place in the wilderness, you might consider going to the west of the island. Here, at the end of the largest Australian rainforest Tarkine, located by the Pieman river, you can find an old former mining town of Corinna. Now turned into an eco-tourism haven right on the edge of the rainforest, this town allows you to experience a different side of Tasmania. Far away from civilization, surrounded with absolutely stunning hiking trails, crystal clear waters, and with self-contained retreats made out of old miners’ cottages, Corinna provides all visitors with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This little town is also amazing for fishing, bird watching, camping, and backpacking, so keep that in mind when you’re thinking about your next active holiday.
Cradle Mountain National Park
Another Tasmanian location which looks quite surreal and magical is Cradle Mountain, National Park. Located to the north of the island, a few hours away from Launceston, Cradle Mountain National Park is one of the “must-see” destinations in Tasmania. The mountain is intersected with numerous hiking trails which are open throughout the year. There are lots of short tracks which can be completed in just a couple of hours, and there are more challenging trails which take longer. The wilderness and the beauty of this national park take every visitor by surprise as you get to experience quite the unique insight into the wildlife of Tasmania. If you are looking for an active holiday in nature - Cradle Mountain National Park is one of the best places to have one.
Wrapping it up
Tasmania is a beautiful place, yet to be discovered by seas of tourists. However, while it’s still considered a hidden gem, you should most definitely check it out. These locations are just some of many you should check out, but if we can spare some advice - try to see as much as you can once in Tasmania. You will most definitely want to return!
Guest post by Nina Simons
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