A true Tasmanian wilderness experience. It features the famous Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. All aspects of this park are picturesque. It is home to many native animals and plants. Cradle Mountain has a many walking tracks in the surrounding area which have varying levels of difficulty. The best time to visit is late Spring and during Summer. Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain are a four hour drive from Hobart.
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Coles Bay, Freycinet, and Wineglass Bay are all in close proximity to each other on the east coast of Tasmania. About two hours drive from Hobart, it is the perfect location to visit for a day trip. The drive up is littered with vineyards and once you do make it there, you are greeted with gorgeous scenery in every direction. A very popular destination filled with walking tracks and the famous Wineglass Bay lookout (prime Instagram location), it is a must go Tassie location.
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The Bay of Fires stretch along the east coast of Tasmania and is one of the most beautiful areas of Australia, white sand, clear water, and orange lichen. Named by Lonely Planet as one of the hottest destinations in the world, it is truly worth the trip up. The Bay of Fires is a national park and conservation area that keeps it pristine for all to enjoy. The east coast road is dotted with small campsites and resorts that allow for an extended stay in a beautiful region of the world. The Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay are a three hour drive from Hobart.
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Richmond village is situated in the famous Coal River Valley and is one of the oldest towns in Australia. Filled with sandstone buildings and convict made structures and roots, Richmond is a step back into Tasmania’s history while also being a fine food and wine hub.
Hobart has many surrounding beaches available for a day trip. A popular one near the city is Sandy Bay’s long beach which is home to public barbeques and a children’s playground. Another popular beach that is close to the city across the river is Bellerive Beach, right on the doorstep of Blundstone Arena. Bellerive beach has public barbeques and a children’s playground. Another popular but very large beach is Seven Mile Beach, right near the airport.
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Hastings Caves is a 90 minute drive from Hobart in the Huon Valley. Hastings Caves is a natural dolomite cave system formed millions of years ago. Guided tours are available from a Parks and Wildlife guide and you can relax in the heated thermal springs reserve. There are picnic and barbeque facilities in the area allowing for a perfect day trip.
Parks and Wildlife Service Website for Hastings: https://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=4525
Leaving from the Hobart Waterfront, Peppermint Bay Cruises is a lovely way to experience Hobart and the Derwent River. The Cruise takes you down the Derwent towards Bruny and into Peppermint Bay before returning you to Hobart.
The mountain the overlooks Hobart, a great way to see the beauty of our capital city from high and afar. Only a short drive from the CBD filled with walking tracks, wildlife and fauna. It is the perfect way to see spend a day, whether you like the snow in winter or the clear skies in summer. There are a few short walks with lovely views also.
Mt Field National Park is a quintessential Tasmanian park filled with unique vegetation like the gum forests to the large tree ferns at the foot of the mountain. This park is perfect for day trippers and those that like to walk in undisturbed nature. Within the park you can also visit the cascading Russell Falls.
Parks and Wildlife Service Website on Mt Field National Park: https://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=3589
Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula are rich with both history and natural beauty. On the 90 minute drive there you will drive past places like Eagle Hawk Neck, the Tessellated Pavement, Pirate Bay, Devil’s Kitchen, the Blowhole, DooTown (where all the houses have “Doo” in their name), Stuart’s Bay Reserve, and others. Once you reach Port Arthur you are struck with history stemming back to the beginnings of Australian settlement. Port Arthur Historic Site is a ticketed attraction but worth the price when you walk through the site. Port Arthur also offers tours such as the famous ghost tour, the Isle of the Dead tour and point Puer Boy’s Prison Tour. If you are still keen to go further, places like Crescent Bay with its stunning views from atop its steep sand dunes. Reachable by an 8km walk, it is perfect for those keen on an easy hike, and the reward is mesmerising.