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Tasmania in pictures – 10 of Tassie’s best experiences

Tasmania’s natural beauty is best seen in person. The next best thing is this collection of outstanding wonders around the island you’ll want to experience yourself. Here are ten Tassie’s hotspots waiting for you.

Freycinet walks

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See the best of Tasmania’s east coast with a four-day Freycinet Experience Walk through Great Walks of Australia. You’ll encounter beautiful peaks, rocky headlands and isolated beaches, including the spectacular white quartz beach of Wineglass Bay.

Wilderness hot tub escape

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The Cradle Valley alpine wilderness provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable holiday. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge takes your alpine escape to the next level, with a long soak in a steamy outdoor hot tub made for two, in the King Billy Suite. Afterwards, snuggle up in front of a crackling wood fire and dream up tomorrow’s adventures together.

Rugged 4WD adventures

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Marrawah, north-west Tasmania, has the perfect terrain for a four-wheel drive expedition. Follow the country’s rugged west coast with lots of Southern Ocean views included and stand on The Edge of the World.

Nelson Falls

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Nelson Falls is an awe-inspiring, 30m tall waterfall found in the UNESCO world heritage site on western Tasmania. On your way to the falls you’ll discover unique and ancient plant species and the best part: the track is not only family-friendly, but also wheelchair accessible.

Cradle Mountain hike

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With trails circling lakes and climbing mountains, explore one of Tasmania’s most popular natural wonders, Cradle Mountain. The jagged contours, icy streams cascading down mountains, and ancient pines mirrored in still glacial lakes provide a captivating and unforgettable hiking experience.

Montezuma Falls

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Descending more than 100m, Tasmania’s highest waterfall – named after an Aztec emperor – is a peaceful treat after the 90-minute hike to its base. Stroll through a rainforest of leatherwood, myrtle, sassafras and giant tree ferns on an easy three-hour return walk to the base of Montezuma Falls.

Festivale celebrations

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Festivale is one of Tasmania’s biggest celebrations. The three-day event takes place every February, showing off the state’s best food, drinks, entertainment and art. Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park, the outdoor event draws people together to experience the best of what Tasmania has to offer.

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Mount Roland views

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Across the valley from Cradle Mountain is Mount Roland, a peak that offers incredible 360-degree views over Tassie’s beautiful countryside. The peaceful walk through scented eucalyptus forest and birdsong offers a rewarding and memorable journey.

Meehan Range mountain biking

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In the Meehan Range, on the fringes of Hobart, is Clarence Mountain Bike Park is a year-round playground for those with a penchant for two wheels. The park includes a pump track, dirt jumps and trails suitable for all levels of riders. Slotted in neatly next to the Tasman Highway, this easily accessible track provides magnificent views from the cliff top trails.

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Horse drawn carriages

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Ever wondered what it was like to travel in colonial times? Ignite the romance of a bygone era in a restored 19th century Heritage Horse Drawn Carriage as you tour Hobart’s historic waterfront, Battery Point and Salamanca Place.