Sightseeing in Tasmania
Overland Track – This iconic Australian bush walk extends for more than 60 kilometres. Winding its way through verdant rainforest and scenic plains, the track extends from Cradle Mountain to the shores of Lake St. Clair. From October through May, hikers must traverse the trail from north to south. The many hiking trails around Lake St. Clair are now considered to be a natural extension to the track where stunning views of Australia’s deepest lake can be enjoyed.
Wineglass Bay – Freycinet National Park is located on a beautiful peninsula which juts majestically into the Tasman Sea. Deep within the scenic park you’ll find Wineglass Bay, a stunning cove surrounded by forested mountains and featuring one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Make the 45 minute hike to the mountain side lookout for spectacular views of the bay and if you’re feeling particularly energetic, continue down to the beach. The hike requires an average level of exertion and on a hot day can be taxing, but if you go prepared with water and proper clothing, the views are well worth the effort.
Wineries – For a small island like Tasmania, there are a surprising number of different wine regions with a diverse range of styles. Better still, each region is within easy driving distance of Hobart or Launceston. Producing world class, cool climate wines from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay, the four distinct wine areas include the East Coast Route stretching north of Swansea, the Southern Route which extends around the outer areas of Hobart, Tamar Valley region north of Launceston and the North West route.