Tasmania is a place to be explored, and loved, and enjoyed.
Tasmania is renowned for its beautiful wilderness and clean, green lifestyle. With beaches, forests, and bushwalking from coast to coast, it is a nature lover’s dream. But this buzzing little island is also home to a thriving food, arts, music, and theatre culture. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, a food-lover, or just enjoy spending time peacefully reading a good book, Tasmania is a place to be explored.
White sand, clear turquoise water and remarkable pink granite mountains are the key attractions of the East Coast’s Freycinet Peninsula. The Freycinet National Park is home to Wineglass Bay, a beach that is widely considered to be one of the world’s top ten beaches. Crescent-shaped, the beach is a blend of perfect white sand and pristine waters, and can be reached by an approximate one-hour walk from Coles Bay through a set of granite peaks known as the Hazards. Within Coles Bay, relax at one of the small secluded beaches, surrounded by pink granite, known as Honeymoon Bay.
Witness some of Australia’s most impressive coastal scenery and unusual geological formations along the rugged and beautiful coastline of the Tasman Peninsula, including the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, and the Blowhole.
Be transported to a world of rugged beauty within the heart of Tasmania. The Lake St Clair National Park is a World Heritage area that is home to Aboriginal historic sites, ancient pines, glacial lakes, platypus, echidna, and many bird species. It is also home to one of Tasmania’s iconic landmarks – Cradle Mountain – which can be perfectly viewed from Dove Lake, within the national park.
The Tahune Forest Reserve is located 70km south of Hobart, in the heart of the Huon Valley on the banks of the Huon River. Whilst at the reserve, students will have the opportunity to view the forest canopy from the Tahune Airwalk, and also explore the Swinging Bridges walking circuit.
The Tahune Airwalk is one of Hobart’s top attractions. As visitors walk 20 metres above the forest floor on a steel-structure suspended over the treetops, they will have a bird’s eye view of the canopy of Tasmania’s southern forests and the Huon River.
Students will also be able to feel the force of the Huon and Picton Rivers flowing beneath their feet as they cross two swinging bridges suspended from the river banks on the Swinging Bridges circuit.
Image courtesy of Tourism Tasmania & Garry Moore
Be awed by the majestic forest at Mount Field National Park. One of Tasmania’s oldest national parks, Mount Field stretches across 16,000 hectares of diverse vegetation – ranging from swamp gum and fern forests, to rainforest and alpine vegetation. Russell Falls is the Park’s most visited spot – a three-tiered waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation. The Park is also home to the world’s tallest flowering plant, the giant swamp gum, which reaches a height of 30 metres, and can be seen during the Tall Trees walk.
During the winter months, take a day-trip from Launceston to nearby alpine park Ben Lomond for some skiing or snowboarding.
Take the Ferry from Kettering (outside of Hobart) to nearby Bruny Island. Visit the sights – including the neck and the lighthouse – and see the Little Penguins and Fur Seals.
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