Though technically it is a part of Australia, Tasmania has a myriad of things that are rare to find in rest of the country. This bewitchingly beautiful island state of Australia is small enough to explore in just several weeks and layered enough to bring the visitors back again and again.
No matter if you are an adventure sport lover, a foodie or a culture buff, Tasmania has a lot on offer that will keep you engaged and excited. If you are visiting Tasmania for the first time, here are the top 7 experiences you must have during your trip.
Channel the artist within you at MONA
Perched on a beautiful riverside location, Moorilla Estate’s Museum of Old & New Art, MONA, is a ferry ride away from the capital Hobart. The museum has more than 400 world-class and controversial artefacts on exhibition for its visitors. The owner of this marvellous museum, David Walsh has nicknamed this museum as a ‘subversive adult Disneyland’.
Take a walk through the Salamanca Market in Hobart
It has more than 4 decades that the craftspeople are selling their wares at Salamanca market of Hobart on every Saturday. The sellers come from all over the south with their fresh local produces. However, you will also find second hand clothes and books, CDs, souvenirs, antiques and cheap sunglasses on sale. That’s fine if you don’t want to buy any stuff, but a visit to this colorful and bustling market is a must during your trip.
Enjoy an epic bushwalking tour at the Overland Track
A 65km long walking trek between Cradle Valley in the north and Lake St Clair in south is the most famous trek of the country. It covers some of the island’s highest peaks and most breathtaking sceneries.
The tall eucalypt forests en route boast of heart-stopping wildlife scenes, rich flora and fauna, and unrivaled nature’s beauty. The best time to explore the Overland Track is in summer when the pretty alpine wildflowers are blossoming and blooming.
Explore the historical beauty of Port Arthur
You can buy a guided tour package and visit all the restored buildings including the Old Asylum and the Model Prison in Port Arthur.
Appreciate the natural beauty of the Mt. Field National Park
Home to ravishing mountain scenery, alpine moorlands, lakes, waterfalls, lush green rainforests and rich wildlife, Mt. Field National park is a perfect holiday retreat for nature lovers. It is a perfect destination for a day-out trip outside the city. For the ultimate fun of this epic road trip, buy campervan rental Hobart and self-drive the itinerary.
Go hiking into picture-perfect Wineglass Bay
The gorgeous Freycinet Peninsula is a major draw card of Tasmania’s tourism world. Hike into the wineglass bay and enjoy the panoramic views of the nature.
Have fun with sea kayaking at Bathurst Harbour
Drive your van to the island’s largest national park, the Southwest National Park, which is home to the last great isolated wilderness of earth. It is a place with unmatched biodiversity and unspoiled grandeur of Mother Nature. One of the best way to experience the region’s picture=perfect nature’s beauty is by kayak.
So, when are you traveling to Tasmania? Don’t miss on these 7 must-have experiences while on the island.