A list of the popular tourist attractions may assist in planning. Check Tasmania's Attractions Pass. Start here to plan your Great Bushwalks. Spirit of Tasmania (car Ferry) crosses the infamous Bass Strait from Melbourne and their site also has tour suggestions and packages.
Hobart - capital of Tasmania and finishing line of the Sydney-Hobart Blue Water Classic - on entering the Derwent River, Charles Darwin announced: "If I was obliged to emigrate, I certainly would prefer this place". Yachting holidays (but be wary of the water - MAST has details for would-be sailors...)
17 National Parks. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth. Spectrum of accommodation options here. Wilderness, walking, fishing and sailing! Be prepared for wet weather and strong winds - anytime, anywhere on the west coast. Perhaps check the advantages of a See Tasmania Card.
National Parks and Reserves - From Cradle Mountain to Rocky Cape, from Freycinet to the Gordon, you're never far from a park or reserve. Forty per cent of Tasmania is protected in national parks and reserves. This includes the Southwest, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers, Walls of Jerusalem, Mole Creek Karst and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks, which together make up the world’s last temperate wilderness.
Franklin-Gordon Rivers - rafting etc. Strahan is the region's main town - beautiful spot with great accommodation, trips to the rivers, across Hells Gates on the amazing Lake Macquarie to Sarah Island penal settlement, and a railway journey like no other... “We find a way or make it”. Things to do. Historic Queenstown is the largest town in the region, and an historic copper mining centre. A chairlift ride will give you a bird's eye view of the damaged landscape. Spectacular natural waterfalls - and underground mine tours.
Lake Pedder - exceptional wild-trout and fly-fishing. And a tour of nostalgia for those who built the Hydro - and those who opposed it...
Select Southern Tasmanian Reserves
Select North West Tasmanian Reserves
Select Northern Tasmanian Reserves
Select North East Tasmanian Reserves
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Falls State Reserve
Humbug Point State Reserve
St Helens Point State Reserve