Tasmania is home of incredible landscapes, wildlife, taste and art. If you are a backpacker in Australia, here is a list of 10 places you must see:
- Wineglass Bay beach and Hazard beach
First of all, Wineglass bay in Freycinet National Park is definitely THE place to go if you are traveling Tasmania. In fact, you will need a 45 minutes walk to get to the look out and 30 minutes more to reach the beach. Most of the people stop there, but, Wineglass bay beach is nothing compare to the next one. Indeed, there is an other paradisiac beach few minutes away from Wineglass Beach: Hazard Beach. This place will make you feel special and the 4hours walk along the coast is stunning.
- Hike to the Cradle Mountain Summit
At the Cradle Mountain National Park, there are different options. First of all, the easy one: follow the walk path and stop at every look out around the Dove Lake. However, the harder option (way better in my opinion) will lead you on longer tracks, even to the summit if you choose the hardest path. But, take plenty of water and food, because these tracks could take you into a 8 to 10 hours trek. But, you won’t regret it!
- MONA: the museum of experiences you won’t forget
Accordingly to its owner, the Museum of Old and New Art is a ‘subversive adult Disneyland’. Also, Artworks are controversial, thought-provoking, quirky or even crazy. Wheter you like them or not, they will definitely transport you into an other world.
- Salamanca Market in Hobart
The Salamanca Market is taking place in Hobart every saturday from 9am until 3pm. And the atmosphere is very friendly. Walk from stand to stand, taste, try, smell, … Open your senses.
- Explore the remarkable cave at Port Arthur
The Remarkable Cave is a must to visit if you are around Port Arthur. On the way to the cave, you should stop at different look out and enjoy the coast. Then, when you get there, the main look out is literaly breathtaking. Finally, take the stairs to go down and explore inside the remarkable cave.
- Find the Tasmanian devil in the Tasman National Park
If you don’t have the time or don’t feel adventurous, you can go to a zoo. But, as I don’t like Zoo, I suggest you to go to the Tasman National Park at the end of the afternoon and you will see plenty of Devils of Tasmania and even the pademelon. However, be patient they won’t come to you easily and most important don’t get too close, you really don’t want them to bite you.
- Get the best coffee of Tassie with an amazing view
Having a cup of the best coffee of Tasmania is perfect before visiting Eaglehawk Neck. More than enjoying a coffee, the Cubed Expresso Bar will offer you the best view ever on the bay. And don’t forget to try one of their wonderful handmade sweet and savoury treats.
Then, go to Tessellated Pavement (early morning or late afternoon, otherwise its crowdy) which is a natural rock formation. Next, drive along the coast on Blowhole road and stop at anytime to take great pictures of the beach. And finally, go to the Devils Kitchen for the Tasman Arch.
- Sleep at Friendly beach
If you like camping, Friendly Beach is the best place to camp in Tasmania. Firstly, 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. And secondly, this campsite is literaly 20 meters from the beach and full of wallabies. But the most exciting part if you wake up early in the morning, is to watch dolphins swimming along the beach.
- Mount Wellington: the best view on Hobart
About 45 minutes drive from Hobart, the Mount Wellington will give you a terrific view on the city and more.
- Get a view at night : South Arm
If you like taking pictures, you will love this part of Tasmania. Only 30 minutes from Hobat, this place offers a great view on the city at night.
Tell me where is your favorite place in Tasmania?