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, Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park is THE place to go if you travel to Tasmania. You will need 45 minutes to walk to the lookout and 30 minutes to reach the beach. Most 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 4-hour walk along the coast is stunning.
Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach
Coastal Walk – Freycinet Nat. Park – Tasmania
- Hike to the Cradle Mountain Summit
At Cradle Mountain National Park, there are different options. First, the easy one: follow the walking path and stop at every lookout around Dove Lake. However, the more challenging way (the best) will lead you on longer tracks, even to the summit, if you choose the most complicated 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!
Cradle Mountain (Hansons Peak – 1,185m) – Tasmania
- 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, they will transport you into another world.
Artwork from German artist Julius Popp, a waterfall that monitors the internet so that words popular on Google News cascade in the water The Cloaca by Wim Delvove – the machine mimic the actions of the human digestive system, from eating to producing faeces. Christopher Townsend’s sound installation tunnel
- Salamanca Market in Hobart
The Salamanca Market takes place in Hobart every Saturday from 9 am until 3 pm. And the atmosphere is 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 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 breathtaking. Finally, take the stairs to go down and explore the remarkable cave.
Remarkable Cave – Port Arthur – Tasmania
- 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’m not too fond of 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 quickly, and most importantly, don’t get too close; you should always respect their habitat.
Tasman National Park – Tasmania Tasmanian Devil / Credits : by Ian Waldie
- 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 of the bay. And remember to try one of their wonderful handmade sweet and savoury treats.
Then, go to Tessellated Pavement (early morning or late afternoon, otherwise crowded), 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 Devil’s Kitchen for the Tasman Arch.
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.
Tassellated Pavement – Eaglehawk – Tasmania Pirates Bay – Eaglehwak – Tasmania Stewarts Bay – Tasmania
- Sleep at Friendly beach
Friendly Beach is the best place to camp in Tasmania if you like camping. 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 20 meters from the beach and full of wallabies. But the most exciting part is watching dolphins swimming along the coast if you wake up early.
Friendly Beach – Freycinet National Park – Tasmania Dolphins swimming at Friendly Beach – Tasmania
- 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.
Mount Wellington – Tasmania Mount Wellington – Tasmania
- 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.
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