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Discover why Tasmania really is a cut above the rest when it comes to natural beauty and fascinating historical sites.

Tasmania Highlights

Map of Tasmania

Historic and scenic, Launceston is located at the confluence of the North and South Esk rivers. With its heart in the Tamar Valley, the city has become the state's gourmet food and wine hub.

Further afield, follow your nose to the delightfully aromatic Bridestowe Lavender Estate. During the summer flowering months, the southern hemisphere's oldest and largest lavender plantation is regarded as one of Tasmania’s most spectacular sights.

Freycinet National Park on the ruggedly beautiful Freycinet Peninsula is a naturalist's paradise with white sandy beaches, pink granite peaks, rocky outcrops and abundant birdlife. 

In the historic town of Richmond, see the convict-built stone span-bridge. On the banks of the mighty Derwent River with majestic Mount Wellington as its backdrop, Hobart is the state's vibrant and colourful capital.

Follow 'the convict trail' to the former penal colony of Port Arthur which provides a tangible insight into Australia's brutal past.

In the central highlands, through peaceful tracts of forests lining the Derwent's lengthy course, discover the idyllic Russell Falls, a cascading reception to the interior's vast wilderness. 

The pioneering port town of Strahan is the gateway to the spectacular Gordon River and the remote Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

The adjoining Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is home to the iconic Cradle Mountain which attracts nature-loving visitors from all around the world.

Heading further north, verdant landscape of fields and forests give way to small towns with big attractions.

In coastal Stanley it's a volcanic outcrop known as 'The Nut' whilst Sheffield will delight with iconic murals displaying the town's colourful history.