Extreme Escapes in Tasmania

Tasmania is one of the world most toured destination. It is also referred to as the heart of Australia’s tourism. If you are planning to go on a holiday in Tasmania, here are some of the attractions you might consider visiting.


Wineglass Bay – Tasmania

Salamanca Market

This market includes a wide variety of historic Georgian buildings designed with sandstone. This most popular market attracts many visitors and local on every Saturday around the year. You will come across over 300 stall holders with beautiful Tasmanian hand crafted woodworks and jewelry. Try the fanciful glassware or have a bite of some of the city’s fresh fruits. Ascend to the Kelly’s Steps up to Georgian Cottages and get an insight of the lives of the natives of this land.

Cataract George Reserve

Forest in Tasmania

Moss covered log in the forest in Tasmania

This destination is locally referred to as Gorge. It contains an amazing natural formation. Walk from Launceston on the banks of the famous Tamar River as you enter the Gorge. Continue down the cliff and walk in the beautiful waters of South Esk River. Enjoy swimming in the pool at the 1st basin commonly referred to as Launceston’s beach. The other side if this attraction includes the Cliff Grounds. Enjoy walking in the nicely maintained Victorian garden. The Kings Bridge is where you will enjoy magnificent views of the rivers.

Port Arthur Historic Site

This historic site is located on Tasman Peninsula. It includes over 30 historic buildings including a prison that was established in year 1830 and closed in 1877. This prison hosted over 12, 500 convicts who referred to it as hell. You will also cruise at the harbor. Visit the Convict study Centre and get an insight of the lives of the convicts. The Interpretation Gallery is a perfect place for art enthusiasts.  The Point Puer Boys Prison was set up by the British Empire for juvenile male convicts.

Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington offers you a unique experience in the wilderness. Drive for only 20 minutes from Hobart and enjoy this fascinating destination. Pass through the temperate rainforest, glacial rock formations and the sub alpine normal flora as you tour the summit. At the mountain, you will enjoy panoramic and magnificent views of the Bruny Island and the South Arm. Do not forget to take part in the various bushwalking trails. The most common activities at this mountain include abseiling, hiking and biking.

Museum of Old and New Art

This is the largest and most fascinating private museum. Here you will come across a wide collection of old Egyptian mummies and beautiful artwork. It also includes the famous Ether Building Function center. Grab a cold beer at the Wine Bar and Barrel Room as you enjoy listening to your favorite music.

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