Ten Tasmania Attractions the Whole Family Will Love
Best Ten Attractions in To See In Tasmania – There is almost universal agreement that Tasmania offers visitors and tourists a memorable experience when visiting arguably the region’s most beautiful area, which has many unique features and a spectacular coastline. Here are ten attractions that you really should aim to see when you visit beautiful and enchanting Tasmania and its capital Hobart.
This historic site was once a penal facility that is now considered a shrine of remembrance for many Australians and is a designated World Heritage site. Despite the painful history of the building it offers visitors a memorable day exploring the grounds and discovering some of the stories of survival. There are plenty of tours and facilities to keep all the family happy throughout the day and you genuinely feel that you are touching history when you visit Port Arthur.
Strahan River Cruise
This area of Tasmania is open to the ocean elements and rainfall tends to be measured in metres rather than inches, but the result of this water, which is collected in lakes and dams and winds its way down the Gordon River, is a natural haven that can be viewed in all its glory at Macquarie Harbour. If you take a cruise starting from Strahan you will be treated to some spectacular rainforest scenery created by the temperate climate.
Tahune Forest Airwalk
If you don’t have a head for heights then this is not a trip for you, but the kids will absolutely love it! The forestry department of Tasmania have built a 600 metre long walkway through the treetops at Tahune which is situated on the very edge of the South West Wilderness. At the highest point you are some 48 metres above the ground and the view of the forest and mountains will inspire everyone that is lucky to witness this amazing scenery.
If you feel inspired by the dizzy heights of Tahune then why not plan a trip along the winding roads that lead to the summit of Mt Wellington which is some 1270 metres high. The 360 degree panoramic vista that greets you is your reward for what could be an epic family adventure, and is sure to guarantee a goods night’s sleep after these endeavours.
The working docks at Sullivans Cove are a magnet for tourists and it is easy to see why when you take in the view of fishing boats mingling with luxury yachts and against a foreground of historic colonial houses and numerous places to eat and drink. The Salamanca Markets (in Hobart) transform the area every Saturday morning and if you like arts and crafts in particular, then it would be a good time to be in Sullivans Cove.
This is all about art but nothing to do with the famous smiling lady called Lisa. MONA stands for the Museum of Old and New Art and is actually the most visited attraction in Tasmania since it opened in 2011. Immerse you family in lively debate about what is art and what is not in your opinion, before retiring to continue the debate in one of the many restaurants there in Hobart.
Southwest National Park
If you are looking for a truly memorable family adventure then a visit to Melaleuca in the South West Wilderness comes highly recommended. The only problem is that the National Park is not accessible by road so you have to grab a flight from Hobart Airport, but make the effort and you will be truly rewarded by being transported to an area that is as nature intended it with a few Orange Bellied Parrots thrown in for good measure.
When you visit this region you could be forgiven for checking whether you are in Scotland rather than Tasmania and the fact that there are places called Ross and Campbelltown are a clear indication of the Scottish influence brought about by migrants who settled here from over there many years ago. Why not take a picnic at the Great Lake which is the largest natural freshwater lake in Australia.
Whilst trying to avoid the obvious pun by saying “are my eyes deceiving me”, but a gentle twenty minute stroll from the city centre of Launceston transports you to this haven of wildlife that seems such a contrast to the city that you have only just left behind.
On the east coast of Tasmania lies the Freycinet Peninsula and this nicely sheltered playground for enjoying swimming and even kayaking is understandably popular with the natives who don’t mind sharing their beach with you. Out on the seaward side which is more exposed, you will find Wineglass Bay, which is guaranteed to deliver you an iconic photo opportunity that will provide an everlasting memory of a great family trip to Tasmania.
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