On the Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart when they say dress warmly they mean it. Yes, this is Australia. Yes, this is the middle of the summer. Nevertheless, this is not the Australian desert, this is Tasmania and you are going to get wet.
Tasmania has a rich convict history, and many of it remains to this day, preserved for generations to come. We’ve collected some of Tasmania’s best historical attractions around Hobart and Launceston – a list you should make sure to tick off during your time in the state.
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city. One of two landing points for visitors to the island, Hobart is certainly one of the most visited locations in the state. Why visit Hobart over better-known cities such as Sydney or Melbourne?
Launceston sits near to the very top of the island that is Tasmania. One of the larger cities on the island state, people often visit Launceston as a gateway to those road-tripping down either the west or east coast.
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.