-转载 THE ABSOLUTE BEST THINGS TO DO IN TASMANIA
How do you decide the best things to do on a little island so vast as Tasmania? Well, you go out there and explore it of course! For years I have been re-visiting and re-exploring Tasmania, now having finally compiled a list of the absolute best things to do in Tasmania. Before you go booking that plane ticket, remember that these are the best 50 Things to do in Tasmania, so you’ll need at least 1-2 weeks to explore!
1. Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park
Surely nothing beats this view. You can hike to the visitor’s platform for a great view over wineglass bay, or tackle the harder (but better views) hike to the top of Mt. Amos. Or if you want to grab a birdseye views, book yourself on a scenic flight from as low as $175 per person (a small price to pay for a million dollar view).
2. Kick Back in the World’s Most Scenic Bathtub
Because who wouldn’t want to go off the grid for a few days and unwindhere (a.k.a heaven).
3. Run Through the Lavender Fields at Bridestowe Estate
If you’re visiting Tassie at the beginning of the year, be sure not to miss these impressive lavender fields in the North of Tasmania at Bridestowe Estate.
4. The Hazards
Also located inside the Freycinet National Park are a chain of mountains like no others – The Hazards. Golden Hour (The hour before sunset) is absolutely magical (Image: Saffire Freycinet).
5. Bay of Fires
What better name for a bay that truly looks as if it is alive with fire, ideally set beside the ocean on Tasmania’s East Coast. Related: A quick guide to Tasmania’s East Coast.
6. Tulip Farm, Table Cape
If you find yourself visiting Tasmania during the month of October, be sure to time your visit to allow for a visit to the “Bloomin’ Tulips festival” – a festival where the tulip farm on the Northwest Coast of Tasmania comes to life in full bloom. (Image: Tourism Tasmania).
7. Cradle Mountain National Park
As one of Tasmania’s most visited and most renowned attractions, a visit to the main midlands National Park, Cradle Mountain National Park, is an absolute must. There are a range of day walks for visitors to enjoy, or alternatively you can set off on the famous multi-day trek (see below).
8. The Overland Track
Seeing Cradle Mountain is one thing, but to traverse that vast landscaped of the Tasmanian wilderness over the course of a 6-day trek is quite another. You can choose to stay in public huts if you’re on a budget, or for a more luxurious approach try out the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk – glamping at its’ finest!
9. Tessellated Pavement
There are a few hidden gems located on the rugged coast line of Tasmania, one of these being the tessellated pavement located in the Eagle Hawk Neck region.
10. Climb “The Nut”
…because where else can you say you have climbed a nut! The walk to the top is only a 15-20 minute trek (albeit a steep one), and the views on the way up and once at the top are hard to beat!
11. Check in to the “World’s Best Boutique Hotel”
Recently this uber-luxe resort, Saffire Freycinet, was dubbed the world’s best boutique hotel. If you’ve been lucky enough to stay there, you’ll understand exactly why! (Image: Saffire Freycinet).
12. Museum of Old & New Art (MONA)
This museum made headlines when it first opened in January of 2011… years on and the captivating headlines are yet to subside. This artsy building is even more impressive on the inside when you view the controversial, quirky and sometimes just downright crazy exhibitions on offer. Totally worth a visit! Plus if you’re a Tasmanian, you enter for free! (Image: Traveller.com.au).
13. Visit the exclusive Satellite Island
This small private island is home to one of Tasmania’s most exclusive accommodations on offer and is one of the most remote locations on earth to find yourself. Its such a secret that most locals don’t even know it exists! (Image: Satellite Island).
14. See the Maria Island Painted Cliffs
Hiding neatly away on Maria Island are Tasmania’s painted cliffs, a favourite among photographers and nature enthusiasts (Image by JJ Harrison via Wikicommons).
15. Stand at the top of “The Neck” Bruny Island
…Because who wouldn’t want to stand here!? (image via Tourism Tasmania & Scott Sporleder).
16. Is this even real life now? Totem Pole
Hiding away in the distance is Tasmania’s Totem Pole, inside the Tasman National Park. The rock formation stands 60 metres tall and is a thrill seeker’s favourite for extreme rock climbing (Image via Tasmania for Everyone).
17. Traverse the Tamar Valley Wine Region
What could be better than sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc amidst the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley? Here you will be spoiled with an array of award winning wineries with inviting cellar doors. Pictured: Josef Chromy’s.
18. Become a Giant For a Day
If there’s one thing we could all call the Tasmanians at this point, its creative. A visit to the Tazmazia Village will have you feeling larger than life in no time!
19. Eat an Entire Menu of Raspberry Everything
….I’m talking raspberry Eggs Benedict, raspberry scones, raspberry meringues, and much more. The Raspberry farm is a great pit stop between Launceston and Devonport for the roadtrippers out there!
20. Visit a Town Named Penguin…
…Where yes, there is a town mascot. ‘Nuff said.
21. Admire Nature at the Tasman Arch
Tassie is a true testament to the wild and whacky wonderfulness of nature. A road trip is without a doubt the best way to get around, as you’ll find many worthy stops along the way. The Tasman Arch is located on Tasmania’s Southern Peninsula, around the Eaglehawk Neck region. Signs will point the way to this and a number of other attractions in the immediate area.
22. Enter the Wilderness via Railway
The West Coast Wilderness Railway is perhaps as close as one will get to a trip on the Hogwarts Express without actually travelling to Scotland to hop on board the real deal. (Image: Supplied)
23. Check yourself into the Pumphouse Point Hotel
This hotel has quickly become one of the world’s most instagrammable hotels. I mean, who couldn’t see themselves here!? (Image via Pumphouse Point).
24. Visit Switzerland in a Day
Yep, you heard it here first. A visit to Tasmania is also a visit to Switzerland when you make a short 15 minute drive North along the Tamar Valley from Launceston, to the Swiss Village named “Grindelwald“. (Image via Northern Tasmania).
25. Cruise through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
This idyllic national park is renowned for being home to one of Tassie’s most loved attractions – a scenic cruise down the Franklin-Gordon River (Image via Gordon River Cruises).
26. Play Golf on one of the World’s Most Scenic Courses
Barnbougle Lost Farm is located in the North of the state, making this courses a popular stop for international jet setters who fly in via private jet… But you needn’t have a jet to play here! This course is in fact a public course and anyone can play here, although you might want to brush up at the driving range before tackling it in public!!! (Image via Air Swings).
27. Walk the Three Capes Track
The newest of Tasmania’s walks, the “Three Capes Track” is set to open some time in 2015 (Image via Parks & Wildlife).
28. Stand atop Mount Wellington
The capital city of Tasmania, Hobart, is full of surprises – perhaps none more photographic and impressive than a trip to the Mount Wellington observation deck in the evening to admire the city from above (images via instagram @watermelonaddict).
29. See the Southern Aurora Australis
Forget travelling thousands of miles in search of the Northern Lights when you have the Southern Aurora Australis right here! (Image via Instagram@kimmaischphotography).
30. Stroll Along Australia’s Oldest Bridge in Richmond
A nice little pitstop just outside of Hobart is one of Tasmania’s most quaint and charming towns; Richmond. Be sure to stop for some scones in one of the many cafes and walk it off with a wander along Australia’s oldest bridge; Richmond Bridge.
31. Hunt for Ghosts on a Spoooooky Port Arthur Night Tour
If you dare, Port Arthur is rumoured to have one of the spookiest night ghost tours on offer inside the remains of what was once a convict prison (Image via Tas Vacations).
32. See a Tassie Devil up Close!
They might look cute (a la Taz the cartoon), but these little devils are just that – devils! See them at one of the many wildlife parks around the island: in the North and in the South. (Image by JJ Harrison via Wikicommons).
33. Explore Underground Caves
The Mole Creek Caves are a popular attraction for travellers making their way up to Cradle Mountain (usually from the city of Launceston). If you have the chance to stop for a few hours, be sure to book a tour in advance (Image via Northern Tasmania).
34. Sift Through the Goodies at the Salamanca Market
Salamanca Market is located on Hobart’s waterfront and open every Saturday of the year – rain, hail, or shine. The market offers some fantastic local produce, handicrafts, and local talented artists.
35. Walk on Air
It’s not every day you get to walk on air… so why