Tasmania is home to incredible landscapes, wildlife, taste and art. If you are a backpacker in Australia, here is a list of 10 places you must see:
- Wineglass Bay beach and Hazard beach
First of all, Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park is definitely THE place to go if you are travelling Tasmania. In fact, you will need 45 minutes to walk to get to the lookout and 30 minutes more to reach the beach. Most of the people stop there, but, Wineglass bay beach is nothing compared to the next one. Indeed, there is another paradisiac beach a few minutes away from Wineglass Beach: Hazard Beach. This place will make you feel special and the 4hours walk along the coast is stunning.
- Hike to the Cradle Mountain Summit
At the Cradle Mountain National Park, there are different options. First of all, the easy one: follow the walking path and stop at every lookout around Dove Lake. However, the harder option (way better in my opinion) will lead you on longer tracks, even to the summit if you choose the hardest path. But, take plenty of water and food, because these tracks could take you into an 8 to 10 hours trek. But, you won’t regret it!
- MONA: the museum of experiences you won’t forget
Accordingly to its owner, the Museum of Old and New Art is a ‘subversive adult Disneyland’. Also, Artworks are controversial, thought-provoking, quirky or even crazy. Whether you like them or not, they will definitely transport you into another world.
- Salamanca Market in Hobart
The Salamanca Market is taking place in Hobart every Saturday from 9 is until 3 pm. And the atmosphere is very friendly. Walk from stand to stand, taste, try, smell, … Open your senses.
- Explore the remarkable cave at Port Arthur
The Remarkable Cave is a must to visit if you are around Port Arthur. On the way to the cave, you should stop at a different lookout and enjoy the coast. Then, when you get there, the main lookout is literally breathtaking. Finally, take the stairs to go down and explore the remarkable cave.
- Find the Tasmanian devil in the Tasman National Park
If you don’t have the time or don’t feel adventurous, you can go to a zoo. But, as I don’t like Zoo, I suggest you go to the Tasman National Park at the end of the afternoon and you will see plenty of Devils of Tasmania and even the pademelon. However, be patient they won’t come to you easily and most important don’t get too close, you really don’t want them to bite you.
- Get the best coffee of Tassie with an amazing view
Having a cup of the best coffee in Tasmania is perfect before visiting Eaglehawk Neck. More than enjoying a coffee, the Cubed Expresso Bar will offer you the best view ever on the bay. And don’t forget to try one of their wonderful handmade sweet and savoury treats.
Then, go to Tessellated Pavement (early morning or late afternoon, otherwise it’s crowded) which is a natural rock formation. Next, drive along the coast on Blowhole road and stop at any time to take great pictures of the beach. And finally, go to the Devils Kitchen for the Tasman Arch.
- Sleep at Friendly beach
If you like camping, Friendly Beach is the best place to camp in Tasmania. Firstly, it’s free (if you bought the National Park Pass, which gives you access to any National Park in TAS)! But, you have to come early to get a spot. And secondly, this campsite is literally 20 meters from the beach and full of wallabies. But the most exciting part if you wake up early in the morning, is to watch dolphins swimming along the beach.
- Mount Wellington: the best view on Hobart
About 45 minutes’ drive from Hobart, Mount Wellington will give you a terrific view of the city and more.
- Get a view at night: South Arm
If you like taking pictures, you will love this part of Tasmania. Only 30 minutes from Hobart, this place offers a great view of the city at night.Read more articles on the blog :
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