Visiting the Historic Site of Port Arthur is an evocative experience. Being Australia’s most intact convict site, you can immerse yourself in its history and roam the ruins of over 30 buildings set on beautifully landscaped grounds. This open air museum will leave you with a lasting memory of one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas and a comprehensive understanding of life in a penal colony.
Situated in an exceptionally stunning location at the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart has a heritage charm mixed with a contemporary lifestyle. It is the capital of the island state of Tasmania and is Australia’s southernmost and second oldest capital city after Sydney. Relish in the city’s captivating history, stunning architecture, rugged mountains, scenic water views and gastronomic delights.
There is no other city in Australia that has a view like Mt Wellington, a stunningly wonderful wilderness experience just a brief 20 minute drive from Hobart. Locally known as ‘the mountain’, it is frequently snow covered (sometimes even in summer) and connects the city to the bush and mountains to the channels. It changes from mild rainforest to sub-alpine vegetation and glacial rock formations on the summit.
Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. It is one of the state’s most special destinations where the flora is rich and diverse … age-old pines border glacial lakes and icy streams flow down craggy mountains. This wild landscape is a favourite for eager bushwalkers.
Located in the Central Highlands within Mt Field National Park, Russell Falls is a delightful walk that will take you through mixed forest of towering swamp gums, dogwood and myrtle trees. The falls themselves are a tiered cascade waterfall and are framed by striking tree ferns. Established boardwalks and walking trails allow for easy access to the beautiful falls.
So named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 because of numerous fires of the Aboriginal people along the coast, the Bay of Fires extends from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. With one of the most stunning seascapes in Tasmania, the combination of white beaches, orange-hued granite rocks and turquoise-coloured ocean is simply jaw-dropping scenery. Get your camera ready for a photographic workout!
Ideal for those doing the Three Capes Track walk, coach transfer from Hobart to Port Arthur, where the track begins and return tour to Hobart after completing your walk.
Australia’s island state and home to a rugged mix of dramatic scenery and attractions. Explore the history of Port Arthur, walk amongst ancient forests, visit the Cradle Mountain national park, explore the city of Hobart and MONA art gallery or head up to the peak of Mt Wellington to enjoy expansive views.
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