Tasmania is a strange land that lures scores of curious international visitors every year. The massive island state is a major cog in Australia’s tourism industry and a peerless unesco world heritage site. The Tasmanian Wilderness is indeed on the prestigious Unesco list and at over one million hectares, covers a colossal swath of rainforest parks and reserves. While biodiversity is the number one tourist magnet in Tasmania, the island has more than just phenomenal fauna and flora. The capital Hobart is a great little city and others like Launceston and Devonport provide ample points of interest between forays into the wilderness.
Wings Wildlife Park is a popular choice amongst travelers in Gunns Plains, whether exploring or just passing through. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. All the necessary facilities, including coffee shop, car park, are at hand. Relax in your comfortable guestroom, featuring shower, refrigerator, desk, kitchenette, coffee/tea maker. In Gunns Plains wings wildlife park.
Cradle Mountain is one of the most famous Tasmania tourist attractions which is world-reknowned for its stunning natural wilderness. Cradle Mountain is located in central Tasmania in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. It has a range of cosy accommodation perfect for setting up a base to explore this amazing landscape.
Hobart is the dynamic capital of Tasmania and offers a calm, semi-urban respite on the island state. Salamanca Place is one of the city’s best points of interest. The popular district has plenty of heritage architecture, with numerous restaurants, bars, market stalls and shops.
The small town of Stanley is a popular tourist destination in Tasmania. Aside from local charm, the main photo-op in town is The Nut, a 143 metre-tall volcanic plug. The walk to the top is steep but well worth the effort.
One of Tasmania’s most infamous and indeed, popular points of interest is 60 km south east of Hobart. Port Arthur is a small town of 500 people but is more commonly familiar as a former convict settlement. The penal complex was the most massive and notorious in the Southern Hemisphere for over two decades in the mid-19th century. Today it ranks up there with Alcatraz in San Francisco and Robben Island in South Africa as one of the top prison attractions in the world.
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park is a brilliant nature reserve less than two hours drive from Hobart. On the doorstep of one of Australia’s emergent wine regions, Freycinet is famous for a diverse array of colourful granite formations, Hazards mountain chain and two gorgeous bays in Wineglass and Promise. The national park is also home to over forty endemic animals, the Tasmanian Devil chief among them.