1. Bay of Fires
This coastal paradise has over 30 kilometres of white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and the famous orange lichen boulders that give this region its name.
2. Wineglass Bay
With its white sand and turquoise waters, it’s no wonder so many visitors have Freycinet and Wineglass Bay on their bucket list. Walk an hour to the lookout, explore the granite peaks and coastline, venture down to the beach for a picnic or take the famous Wineglass Bay Cruise.
3. Salamanca Place
Best discovered by foot! Walk around Hobart’s bustling waterfront and explore galleries, shops, cafés, restaurants and the floating Brooke Street Pier. See Hobart from a local’s perspective and don’t miss the famous Salamanca Markets held every Saturday from 8am to 3pm (except Christmas Day and Anzac Day).
The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart is a must see. View Australia’s largest private art collection including a range of ancient Egyptian mummies and be challenged by some of the thought provoking controversial artwork.
5. Port Arthur Historic Site
Only an hour and a half drive from Hobart, visit one of the most significant convict sites in the world, dating back to 1830. Connect with Australia’s history and culture through storytelling and interpretation and walk around ruins and restored period homes. If you are brave enough, be sure to return for the chilling lantern-lit Ghost Tour and hear stories of times gone by. 23
6. Tamar Valley Wine Route
Taste your way along the famous Tamar Valley Wineries Route, in the heart of northern Tasmania. Visit Jansz, Velo and Josef Chromy Wines.
7. Tasmanian Devils
You can’t visit Tasmania without getting up close and personal with one of the state’s most prized icons, the Tasmanian devil. You can even dine with the devils.
8. Mt Wellington
Drive to the top of Mt Wellington for stunning panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and into the South West Wilderness. This is the perfect photo opportunity location. Take a warm jacket as it can get quite breezy at the top and for most of the year there is snow.
9. World Heritage Wilderness
Explore World Heritage Wilderness at Cradle Mountain and walk the circuit around Dove Lake. To really experience the remote wilderness, cruise the majestic Gordon River, departing from Strahan Harbour or travel deep into the Tasmanian wilderness on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. .
10. Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
From paddock to plate, farm gates, road stalls and honesty boxes, the North Western Coast of Tasmania has it all when it comes to some of the freshest produce. Stop in at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm at Elizabeth Town for fresh raspberries or Providore 24 in Stanley for fine King Island Cheese, hand made chocolates and boutique beer.