Go hiking in Cradle Mountain National Park
Cradle Mountain National Park, with abundantly lush and rugged rainforests, stunning river gorges, and sparkling glacial lakes, has some of the most incredible walks and and breathtakingly beautiful. Travellers from all over the world come to Tasmania to wander through its extraordinary landscapes.
Take a Walk through the Lavender Fields at Bridestowe Estate
If you’re visiting Tassie at the beginning of the year, be sure not to miss these impressive lavender fields in the North of Tasmania at Bridestowe Estate. Lavender lovers can wander the fields and snap selfies, taste lavender ice-cream, buy the farm’s lavender-infused products and hang out with its purple mascot, Bobbie the Bear. Leave enchanted, not just by the serried rows of magical purple shrubs in flower, but also by the stories of the farm’s history.
Immerse yourself in the wilderness on the Gordon River cruise
Cruising down the iconic Gordon River in The Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is an experience like no other, a ‘must do’ when visiting Tasmania. One of the most scenic and sought after cruises in the world, and cruising with the locals is as authentic as it gets. This award-winning cruise showcases a remarkable part of Tasmania. Journey back to another time and place on the half-day Gordon River Cruise and venture into the human and natural history of the west coast.
The Ultimate Day at MONA
Alright, it’s time to get weird. A day out at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)—is a must-do when visiting Hobart. it really is one of the top things to do in Hobart! One can easily spend a day visiting the art gallery followed by lunch at The Source Restaurant. Pass a few leisurely hours sitting inside or outside at the Moorilla Wine Bar (open from 10am), with a glass of Moorilla wine or Moo Brew beer in hand, seasonal treats, share plates, and house-made bread and pastries on offer. Take a peek at the inner workings of the winery, just behind the glass, or book yourself a Moorilla Decanted experience.
Stand at the top of “The Neck” Bruny Island
It is one of the most beautiful sights as you climb the steps to the top and take in the breath taking view. Bruny Island is a short ferry ride from the mainland, with the departure point at Kettering just an hours drive from Hobart, Tasmania’s capital. Once you arrive on the island, there’s plenty of local hot spots to discover including fresh seasonal produce from local producers, with seafood and Bruny Island cheese being top choices. Get ready to be spoiled for choice!
Hike up to the Wineglass Bay Look Out
This popular trail takes you to one of the most stunning views in all of Tasmania. Wineglass Bay’s sensual shape and breathtakingly blue water has a white sandy beach exclamation point. It’s simply not to be missed. But, to actually see the wineglass shape of the bay, you’ll have to hike a bit to get to this elevated lookout. Despite the ascent, this trail is suitable for just about everyone.
Traverse the Tamar Valley Wine Region
What could be better than sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc amidst the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley? Here you will be spoiled with an array of award-winning wineries with inviting cellar doors. Pictured: Josef Chromy’s. And while you’re at it, don’t miss the newly opened Havilah Wine Bar in Launceston’s city centre. They offer a local wine list and a selection of cheeses and local produce.
Walk the Three Capes Track
The Three Capes Track takes in spectacular areas of coastline in the southeast of Tasmania, within the Tasman National Park. Tasman National park is located approximately 90 minutes from Tasmania’s capital at the southern end of the Tasman Peninsula. The region is known for its natural beauty, ocean cliffs and views, with the three capes track designed to capitalise on these factors and provide an experience that will truly make an impact.
Join a Ghost Tour at Port Arthur
Darkness falls, and Port Arthur’s hidden side emerges. This is a different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue. As the sun sets, come out to the dark grounds of the Port Arthur Historic Site for your 90-minute, lantern-lit Ghost Tour. Follow your expert guide through some of Port Arthur’s more infamous buildings, ruins and hear vivid stories of unexplained events that have baffled and alarmed convicts, free settlers, soldiers and visitors.
As the lantern light guides you through the darkness and strange stories unfold, you’ll discover Port Arthur’s secrets. Decide for yourself if the tales are true. You can also visit Port Arthur for a day visit, however it is very popular over the summer season.
Enjoy some Oyster Shucking at Freycinet
The island of Tasmania is home to some of the purest air and cleanest water in the world. The white sandy beaches to the rugged cliffs are just the tip of the experience. This paradise also has some of the best culinary experiences to offer, including the Osyster Shucking Experience. This immersive experience is best enjoyed when staying at Saffire Freycinet . Here you will be taken straight to the source. Enjoy the freshest of Oysters as they are pulled out of the water, standing at a half-submerged dinner table, with the Hazard Mountains as your backdrop.