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Tasmania is home of incredible landscapes, wildlife, taste and art. Here is what you shouldn’t miss.

 

  1. The paradise is further than Wineglass Bay

 

Wineglass bay is definitely the place to go if you are traveling Tasmania but if you are a real traveler, don’t walk the only 45 minutes to get to the look out or the next 30 minutes to reach the beach of Wineglass. Keep walking, explore because the best place is further into the National Park.

The desert and paradisiac place of Hazard Beach will make you feel special and the 4hours walk along the coast are stunning.

Wineglass Bay - Tasmania

Wineglass Bay - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

Hazard Beach - Tasmania

Hazard Beach - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Coastal Walk - Freycinet Nat. Park - Tasmania

Coastal Walk - Freycinet Nat. Park - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

  1. Hike to the Cradle Mountain Summit

 

While you arrive at the Cradle Mountain National Park, you will have different options to enjoy your day. The first one is to follow the walk path and stop at every look out around the Dove Lake. An other option (better) is to walk, hike and even ‘climb’ on longer tracks. Take plenty of water and food, this tracks could take you into a 8/10 hours trip. But it definitely worths it.

Cradle Mountain - Tasmania : CRedits : iamabackpacker

Cradle Mountain (1,545m)- Tasmania : Credits : iamabackpacker

Cradle Mountain - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Cradle Mountain (Hansons Peak - 1,185m) - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

  1. Experience an unique museum in the world : MONA

 

The Museum of Old and New Art is described by its owner as a ‘subversive adult Disneyland’. Artworks are controversial, thought-provoking, quirky or even crazy. You could like them or hate them, but they will transport you into an other world.

Artwork from German artist Julius Popp - Mona

Artwork from German artist Julius Popp, a waterfall that monitors the internet so that words popular on Google News cascade in the water / Credits : iamabackpacker

The Cloaca by Wim Delvove

The Cloaca by Wim Delvove - the machine mimic the actions of the human digestive system, from eating to producing faeces. / Credits : iamabackpacker

Christopher Townsend's sound installation tunnel

Christopher Townsend's sound installation tunnel / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

  1. Get lost in the Salamanca Market

 

The Salamanca Market is taking place in Hobart every saturday from 9am til 3pm. The atmosphere is awesome. Walk from stand to stand, taste, try, smell, … Open your senses.

Credit : @salamancamarket

Credit : @salamancamarket

 

  1. Explore the remarkable cave : Port Arthur

 

The Cave is a must if you are around Port Arthur. On the way to the cave, you should stop at different points to enjoy the coast. When you get there, the look out at the top is literaly breathtaking. Then take the stairs and explore the remarkable cave.

Remarkable Cave - Port Arthur - Tasmania

Remarkable Cave - Port Arthur - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

  1. Get close to the devil and other Tasmanian animals : Tasman National Park

How to see the Tasmanian Devil ? If you don’t have the time or don’t feel adventurous, you always can go to a zoo. If you feel like exploring a National Park, Tasman National Park is full of Devil of Tasmania and even the pademelon. You just have to be lucky or have some time. The best moment is after sunset.

Tasman National Park - Tasmania / credits : iamabackpacker

Tasman National Park - Tasmania / credits : iamabackpacker

Tasmanian Devil / Credits : by Ian Waldie

Tasmanian Devil / Credits : by Ian Waldie

 

  1. Enjoy the best coffee of Tassie with an amazing view before exploring the Peninsula 

Eaglehawk Neck has different beautiful spots to check out. But, you should start your day by taking a cup of the best coffee of Tasmania at the Cubed Expresso Bar (Click here for the adress : https://goo.gl/Ic28hf) and try one of their wonderful handmade sweet and savoury treats.

the Cubed Expresso Bar

the Cubed Expresso Bar / Credits : iamabackpacker

The most popular of the spot at Eaglhawk is the Tessellated Pavement (go early in the morning or late for sunset, otherwise its crowdy) which is a natural rock formation. Then drive along the coast on Blowhole road and stop at anytime to take great pictures of the beach. Reach the Devils Kitchen and have a look at The Tasman Arch and the cliffs.

Tassellated Pavement - Eaglehawk - Tasmania

Tassellated Pavement - Eaglehawk - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Pirates Bay - Eaglehwak - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Pirates Bay - Eaglehwak - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Stewarts Bay - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Stewarts Bay - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

  1. Sleep surrounding by the wildlife : Friendly beach

 

If you like camping, here is the best place to camp in Tasmania. It’s free (if you bought the National Park Pass, which give you access to any National Park in TAS) but you have to come early to get a spot. This campsite is literaly 20 meters from the beach and full of wallabies. More exciting, if you wake up early in the morning, you could be lucky and see dolphins swimming along the beach.

Friendly Beach - Freycinet National Park - Tasmania : Credits : iamabackpacker

Friendly Beach - Freycinet National Park - Tasmania : Credits : iamabackpacker

Dolphins swimming at Friendly Beach - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Dolphins swimming at Friendly Beach - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

 

  1. Go high and see Hobart from the top : Mount Wellington

 

About 45 minutes drive from Hobart, the Mount Wellington will give you a terrific view on the city and more.

Mount Wellington - Tasmania

Mount Wellington - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Mount Wellington - Tasmania

Mount Wellington - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

 

  1. Get a view at night : South Arm

 

If you like taking great pictures, you will love this part of Tasmania. Only 30 minutes from Hobat, this place offers a great view on the city at night. In a cloudy night the sky will be orange because of the lights from Hobart, and in a clear night the milky way will appear.

 

South Arm - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

South Arm - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Jetty at South Arm - Tasmania

Jetty at South Arm - Tasmania / Credits : iamabackpacker

Tell me, where is your favorite place of Tasmania ? 

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