Tasmania is a hiker and nature-lover’s paradise with about 20% of the island comprising the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, and some of Australia’s most loved National Parks found here. Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park is one of our favourites, with world-class walking trails and alpine and lake scenery hallmarks of this special region. There are also some exceptional wilderness lodges in this area, offering a chance to end a day of mountain adventures by the fire with a glass of red wine. The East Coast of Tasmania offers a stark contrast with its turquoise bays and tranquil coastal ranges framing the view of the Freycinet coastline. Several tiny islands are dotted off Tasmania’s coast and not to be missed for their remarkable scenery, slower pace of life, and produce. Bruny Island and Maria Island near Hobart are favourites, with great hiking available on each island to complete the experience on offer.
Featured image: Crater Lake (credit Jason Charles Hill)
Lush and green, Tasmania’s wilderness has something for everyone from waterfalls to summit hikes and pristine beaches.