Bruny Island is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Tasmania. And that’s saying a lot. Sitting just of the coast of Hobart, a day trip to Bruny Island is exactly what every trip to the island state’s capital needs.
Visiting Launceston isn’t usually on most traveller’s lists. Typically, visitors to Tasmania will pass through Launceston as a gateway to the rest of Australia’s island state. But those travellers are missing out – missing out on things like vising Ritchie’s Mill.
The Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens spreads over 35 acres of the Queen’s Domain in Hobart, the capital of Australia’s island state. The gardens hold many thriving indigenous plants, including several that are over a hundred years old. There is a focus within the gardens on the historic trees, conservation collections of rare Tasmanian plants, and exhibits that allow visitors to experience the environment of the Macquarie Island wilderness – an otherwise inaccessible experience.
Lake St Clair is the lesser-known part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania. At 200m deep, it’s Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, and with an area of over 45km square set amongst the mountains of the national park, it’s also one of the prettiest.
Come New Year’s Eve Hobart is where some of the best fun in the country can be had, with its charm and the thousands of people who descend upon the city to cheer on the end of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Sitting only a short way from Devonport, Tasmania’s gateway city, Launceston is a popular stop on Tasmania’s tourist trail. Launceston also has the added benefit of being ideally located for a number of day trips, including the natural wonderlands of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks.