Tasmania Australia Events, Attractions and Road Trips

Tasmania Australia is separated from Australia by Bass Strait and it is an island that is a natural paradise with many stunning attractions that are very unique and 'must see' destinations on your next holiday.

Viewing Tasmania's spectacular landscapes and scenery usually involves driving on roads that often cross rugged and mountainous terrain. Your trip will most likely take longer as you will be driving slower on most roads.

Tasmania has an amazing choice for destinations to visit and explore like Wineglass Bay, Flinders Island, Cataract Gorge, Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Gordon River, Hastings Caves, King Island, Mount Wellington rugged which all have an ancient natural beauty.

Tasmania Australia has many manmade attractions and things to do that will interest everyone like Port Arthur Historic Site, Tahune Airwalk, Launceston Planetarium, National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Museum just to name a few of the very popular attractions and things to do in Tasmania.

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The Port Arthur Penitentiary on the Tasman Peninsula Tasmania

"The Port Arthur Penitentiary is an imposing looking historic building, it was used to hold convicts in the late 1850s to the 1870s. Much later in the 1960s the preparation began to keep the site for historical and tourism purposes. There a many other sections of Port Arthur also worth visiting.

In 1950 a separate solitary confinement prison was built which all the convicts were moved to. There is also the Dockyard where the convicts built boats, there is a beautiful garden to walk through and the the remains of the historic coal mine that the worst convicts worked at."

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Stunning Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park Tasmania

"Freycinet National Park is home to the stunning Wineglass Bay that is widely known as one of the best beaches in Australia and the world.

You can camp in the Freycinet National Park campground on powered or unpowered campsites. Then you can really enjoy the scenic views of Wineglass Bay and many other locations and attractions including Coles Bay and go bushwalking, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing."

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Tasmania Events

Tasmania Australia has hundreds of major and regional events happening, here are just a few of them that may interest you.

Royal Hobart Show - October

Bloomin Tulips - Wynyard - October

Salamanca Market - Hobart - Every Saturday

Festivale - Launceston - February

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - December

The Taste Festival - Hobart - Dec to Jan

North East Rivers Festival - Derby River - October

Forth Valley Blues Festival - March

A Taste of the Huon - Huon Valley - March

Australian Wooden Boat Festival - Hobart - February

For more ideas see the Tasmania Australia Events website www.discovertasmania.com/events

Tasmania Attractions and Tours

Here are a few of the many Attractions in Tasmania Australia.

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania - Hobart

Tassie Tiger Mini Golf - Launceston

Cadbury Chocolate Factory - Claremont near Hobart

Devil Jet - New Norfolk - Near Hobart

Hollybank Treetops Adventure - Hollybank Forest Reserve

Historic Richmond Village - Richmond - South East Tasmania

For more attraction ideas to visit in the Tasmania on your holiday here is a list of more Tasmania Attractions

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Horseshoe Falls are in the Mount Field National Park Tasmania

"The Horseshoe Falls and Russell Falls are a short walk from the Mount Field National Park visitors and tourism centre. They are both delightful, very popular and easy to get to as there are easy walking tracks. As you walk around the area huge tall hardwoord trees surround the falls."

Tasmania Road Trips and Holiday Ideas

Visit Tasmania Australia Tourism
For Holiday ideas and tourist information.

Visit Tasmania Australia National Parks
Including Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, Walls of Jerusalem National Parks. www.parks.tas.gov.au

East Coast Escape
The East Coast Escape is a five day trip that takes you to Maria Island National Park, to Wineglass Bay, then through the fishing towns of Bicheno, St Helens to the bright and beautiful Bay of Fires.

Great Western Tiers Road Trip
The Great Western Tiers is a two day journey of cultural heritage set amongst magnificent scenery and with plenty of food and wine nearby. The route starts at Carrick then to Hadspen, Westbury, Deloraine, Meander River then to Mole Creek.

Convict Trail Road Trip
The Convict Trail is a four day trip that starts at historic Richmond to Coal River Valley, Port Arthur Historic Site, see some Tasmanian devils. You will be able to explore the Tasman National Park, visit the Coal Mines Historic Site and enjoy a ghost tour.

Cradle Mountain Tour
The Cradle Mountain road trip is a four day journey gives you time to relax in Devonport and explore the hinterland then Sheffield. You can stay a night at Cradle Mountain and explore by climbing the mountain or explore Dove Lake. The road trip ends at the industrial port of Burnie.

Great Nature Trail
The Great Nature Trail is a four day journey that begins on the central north coast in the Narawntapu National Park, then you visit Devonport and Burnie also Ulverstone and Penguin. Then you will visit the historic fishing village of Stanley, Arthur River township and see the dense rainforest on the border of the Tarkine wilderness.


There are more road trips at www.discovertasmania.com/itineraries

Heritage Highway
Huon Trail
Northeast Trail
Rivers Run
Tamar Valley Wine Route
Wild Coast Wilderness Way

Tasmania Australia Regions

Hobart and Surrounds Region
Including Bruny Island, Port Arthur and the River Derwent.

East Coast Region
Including Wineglass Bay, Flinders Island, Bay of Fires and Swansea.

Launceston, Tamar and North Region
Including Cataract Gorge, Tamar Valley, George Town and Deloraine.

North West Coast Region
Including Devonport, Penguin, Burnie, Wynyard and Stanley .

Western Wilderness Region
Including Cradle Mountain, Queenstown. Strahan and Zeehan.

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