The island of Tasmania holds some of nature’s best of the best. From impossible azure water to forest trails for days, this little island is a haven for any outdoor enthusiast.
It would be impossible to leave Freycinet National Park of the list. This is arguably the top attraction of Tasmania. With Wineglass Bay making it’s appearance on many “World’s Best Beaches” list and it’s stunning and dramatic granite peaks and valleys, this place might be the definition of beauty. The best way to see the area is taking a scenic drive. I’m sure it will be hard to stay on the road with all the beautiful photo opportunities passing you by. The foot paths are another nice way to check the area out as well and feel free to sign up for a spot to camp early as the area is highly desirable.
If you are super outdoorsy, then Cradle Mountain is for you. You might be cursing your legs while delightfully basking in the effervescent beauty of the park. The hikes here can be simple and last only a few hours, but if you dare to take on the the more challenging routes, get read for an adventure. The hikes range from staying overnight, to doing six days and 65km of walking. A sense of achievement afterwards would be an understatement. Taking amazing Australia travel tours here will be an experience of a lifetime.
Visiting a “Devil sanctuary” doesn’t really sound like a fun activity, it sounds downright scary actually. But this one isn’t too scary, it might even be cute. Of course we’re talking about the native, and yet endangered marsupial, the Tasmanian Devil. Kind of cute, kind of not, whatever you make of this animal, it’s simply a sin to leave without seeing them on the island of Tasmania. So make a visit to the Devils@Cradle, and environmental group that’s raising awareness for these creatures to be saved.
Great Bays of Fire
While you won’t actually find anything on fire while you visit the Bay of Fires in the northeastern area of the island, you will find some spectacular stretches of beach. Getting its name from Tobais Furneaux when he saw aboriginals burning the bush here, this bay won’t grace you with its presence too easily. After hiking for four nights and camping or lodging on your way, only then will you be able to see the wonderful sights of the bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales as you eat the freshest seafood around from the shores.
In the Wild
Strahan is a massive wilderness area in the southwest area of the island. Taking up almost a quarter of land, this pristine landscape is some of the most pure in the world. The forests are nearly impenetrable in areas, the river rushes through gorges, and the rare and ancient Houn pine trees stud the boardwalks. White-water rafting and boating down the Gordon River that cuts through this magnificent scenery would be an exciting adventure while visiting.