Where to visit on your holidays in Tasmania, Australia

Want to see the best of the state on your holidays in Tasmania, Australia? This is a diverse state that's perfect for travllers with a limited amount of time but who want to see as much of possible. Tasmania's compact size means that it is very possible to see the highlights and the best attractions within a week or two. Here are five of the best sights and attractions...

Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park: Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park offers some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in Tasmania. It's the location of the popular Gordon River cruises and also a great destination for rafting.

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park: Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania's best recognised icons. The surrounding National Parks are also well worthy of some exploration. Learn more about Cradle Mountain.

Port Arthur Historic Site: Discover the dark and brutal history of early European settlement. Cruise the Isle of the Dead, take an after-dark ghost tour and hear the stories of convicts. Learn more about Port Arthur.

Cataract Gorge: Just two minutes from central Launceston, this 'wilderness in the city' will amaze and entertain with its charilifts, free roaming peacocks and stunning walking trails.

Mount Wellington: Peaking at 1270m over Hobart, Mount Wellington offers breath-taking views over the city and the Derwent River. There are bushwalking trials, picnic and BBQ areas, an interpretive centre and viewing platforms.

One of the best ways to explore Tasmania is by car hire or caravan hire.


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