When you’re thinking about the perfect holiday, you probably have a specific image in your head. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a place for an active holiday or you’re simply looking for breathtaking nature, there are some places that have it all. The best thing is – some of those places are still considered to be hidden gems, which means they aren’t covered with tourists throughout the year. Tasmania is one of those hidden gems.
Located to the south-west off the shore of Australia, Tasmania is one of the least visited parts of Australia, which is really sad, knowing how much this island has to offer. So, we decided to pinpoint some of the most memorable places we think everybody should visit in Tasmania at least once in a lifetime. From breathtaking beaches and stunning underwater scenery, through some of the most amazing resorts and old towns, and all the way to some of the unbelievable hiking trails, Tasmania is definitely a place to visit. So, let’s dive in and check out some of Tasmania’s most iconic locations.
Hobart and Mt Wellington
Visiting Tasmania without visiting its capital, Hobart is like you haven’t visited at all. This incredibly charming city is absolutely amazing for families with children, or even for those with exploring spirit. Filled with amazing historic buildings, now repurposed as cafes, restaurants, and studios, Hobart is one of the coziest cities you will see. With an abundance of amazing places you have to see like the world-famous MONA museum, Hobart Waterfront or historic harbor, Hobart is everything you would wish from a city.
As you enjoy Hobart, you can’t avoid noticing the beautiful mountain towering over it. It’s Mt. Wellington, the mountain with some of the most special and unique views of Hobart and Southern Tasmania there are. The mountain has quite a lot of hiking trails with different difficulty levels, and most of them are open throughout the year. With beautiful nature, stunning views, and being so close to Tasmania’s capital, Mt. Wellington is probably one of the best places you will get to experience in Tasmania.
Freycinet National Park
One of the most beautiful national parks in the world, Freycinet National Park offers quite a lot to all types of adventure-seeking tourists. Located to the east of Tasmania, this national park spreads over beaches, bays, and mountain ranges, forming a unique and one-of-a-kind destination to experience.
WIthin the national park, there are some epic sights you must experience. One of those sights is most definitely the Wineglass Bay. This white, sandy beach has been rated as one of the best in the world, many times in a row. With incredibly blue sea, soft white sand, a campsite right by the beach, and three pink granite peaks – the Hazard Mountains, towering above – Wineglass Bay provide a unique experience for everyone.
Bay of Fires
Bay of Fires is located by the ocean on Tasmania’s north-east coast, just a short drive from St Helens. It offers some of the most unique sights in the world, with turquoise water, white sand, and breathtaking orange-hued rock formations. The rocks and stones are covered with lichen, producing this vivid orange color, which in turn makes the entire bay look like it’s constantly on fire. Especially during the sunrise or the sunset, this entire bay starts looking like it has fallen out of a fairytale. There are some easy hiking trails, and a lot of amazing bars and small resorts nearby, so if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, Bay of Fires is the place for you.
Three Capes Walk
One of the most famous hiking trails in Australia is most definitely the stunning Three Capes Walk trail, to the south of Tasmania. Known as one of the longest and one of the most challenging trails in Australia, Three Capes trail is a four-day track, 46 km long, and it passes by some of the most amazing public hut accommodations in Tasmania. To be perfectly honest, it can be quite hard to describe this amazing experience using words. It offers different levels of a challenge when it comes to hiking, varying from easy boardwalks, all the way to challenging steep paths, but the things you get to see along the way are amazing. Beautiful wildlife, breathtaking scenery, stunning animal life, this track has it all, so if you were ever a fan of hiking, make sure you visit Three Capes Walk at least once in your life.
Wrapping it up
As we’ve said before, Tasmania is still considered widely undiscovered by modern tourists, which makes it one of the top places in everyone’s destination list. It has unbelievable nature, followed by charming coziness and history, and sprinkled with unique experiences. If you were wondering where to go for your next holiday – look no more. Book your flight to Tasmania, and you can thank us later.