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Rugged, harsh, wild and unpredictable. These are just a few words that come to mind to describe Tasmania!  A few words which may spring to mind when you first visit Tasmania!

Tasmania is an island state in Australia that for decades has been known as remote and isolated. Compared to the rest of Australia, “Tassie” as the locals affectionately call it, has remained rather un-chartered. It hasn’t gained a spot on the list of Top Things to See in Australia and it hasn’t been overrun by tourism…yet!

If there is one thing Tasmania continues to do over and over again, is surprise its visitors, awarding them with beautiful sights, great adventures, and a real opportunity to connect with nature.

Here are just a few of the many reasons to visit Tasmania!

Tasmania may be rugged and wild…

On the path inside the heart of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park
On the path in the heart of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park
The path to the top of Solomon's Throne. Walls of Jerusalem National Park
The path to the top of Solomon’s Throne. Walls of Jerusalem National Park
The Walls of Jerusalem mountain range looked striking under the blue skies!
The Walls of Jerusalem mountain range looking striking under the blue skies!
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain reflected in Dove Lake. Cradle Mountain National Park

…but it is also lush green, often gushing with power…

Overlooking the pine forest in Walls of Jerusalem National Park.
Overlooking the pine forest in Walls of Jerusalem National Park. A must see when you visit Tasmania One of the places to visit in Tasmania
Nelson Falls, a cascade waterfall, located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness, in the West Coast region of Tasmania.
One of the top places to visit in Tasmania has to be Nelson Falls, a cascade waterfall, located on the Lyell Highway (A10) between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness

Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Horseshoe Falls, Mt Fields National Park, Tasmania.
You can’t visit Tasmania without a trip to Horseshoe Falls, Mt Fields National Park, Tasmania

At times, it can be quite tranquil and mesmerising…

Lake St Clair, Tasmania. Australia
Lake St Clair, Tasmania
Magic waters on the East Coast of Tasmania just off the Tasman Highway
Magic waters on the East Coast of Tasmania just off the Tasman Highway
Whyte River, Corinna, Tasmania
Looking for adventure things to do in Tasmania? Kayaking on Looking for adventure things to do in Tasmania? Kayaking on Whyte River, Corinna, Tasmania

…and breathtakingly serene…

Pink sunset in Mole Creek, a small town located near Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Pink sunset in Mole Creek, a small town located near Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Beautiful sunset
Visit Tasmania and enjoy the beautiful sunsets
Sometimes in Tasmania, the sky also turns pink. Another stunning sunset.
Sometimes in Tasmania, the sky also turns pink. Another stunning sunset.

Visit Tasmania and find vibrant cities…

Hobart Harbour, Tasmania
Hobart Harbour, Tasmania. One of our favourite places to visit in Tasmania 
Salamanca Market, Hobart.
Wondering what to do in Tasmania? Go bargain hunting at Wondering what to do in Tasmania? Go bargain hunting at Salamanca Market, Hobart
Salamanca Place, Hobart
Salamanca Place, Hobart
Mures Seafood Restaurant in Hobart is always buzzing with action.
Mures Seafood Restaurant in Hobart is always buzzing with action and should definitely be on your list when you visit Tasmania

…and filled with history.

Port Arthur, a former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of Australia's most significant heritage areas. Tasmania
Port Arthur, a former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas. It is often included in what to do in Tasmania articles
Launceston is home to many historic houses and buildings
Launceston is home to many historic houses and buildings

Tasmania’s coast boasts great views…

Wineglass Bay. View from the lookout, inside the Freycinet National Park
Make sure Wineglass Bay is on top of your list of things to do in Tasmania. View from the lookout, inside the Freycinet National Park
Hazards Beach, a secluded beach accessible only on foot and by boat, located on the Western side of the Freycinet National Park., roughly 3 hours hike from Wineglass Bay.
Hazards Beach, a secluded beach accessible only on foot and by boat, located on the Western side of the Freycinet National Park. It may be a 3-hour hike from Wineglass Bay but it’s one of the most popular things to do in Tasmania and totally worth it
Bay of Fires, North Eastern Tasmania
Bay of Fires, North East Tasmania
Great views just outside the Remarkable Cave.
Great views just outside the Remarkable Cave on the Tasmanian Peninsula.

 And the food is to die for!

The best of Tasmania's seafood at the Freycinet Marine Farm.
Visit Tasmania for the best seafood you’ll ever have at the Freycinet Marine Farm
A hearty meal after a long day of hiking in Corinna. Tasmania
A hearty meal after a long day of hiking in Corinna
Local produce, tea and one hell of a view at the Holy Cow cafe in a small town of Pyengana, located 2 hours east of Launceston. Tasmania
Local produce, tea and one hell of a view at the Holy Cow cafe in a small town of Pyengana, located 2 hours east of Launceston. Tasmania

And even if you don’t have time to explore all the unforgettable spots in Tasmania, getting around Tasmania is half the fun in itself!

The drives in Tasmania were a sight of their own!
The drives in Tasmania were a sight of their own!

Get Ready to Visit Tasmania

As you can clearly see, there is no shortage of places to visit in Tasmania. The stunning views between each of the sights make the journey even more worthwhile. From a Mt Wellington Summit hike, to national parks, waterfalls, kayaking tours and amazing foodie markets, there are a plethora of fun things to do in Tasmania.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay, there are numerous hotel, B&B, and eco-friendly accommodation options on booking.com or through Airbnb.

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What are you waiting for?

Have we convinced you to visit Tasmania yet? If you need more advice on what to do in Tasmania, comment below! We’ll be happy to help

3 thoughts on “28 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Tasmania”

  1. These photos are GORGEOUS! I lived in Hobart for 7 years and miss it so much. I love that your promoting Tassie – I used to work in tourism there and it is so often overlooked in by the mainstream industry, but everyone who goes there falls in love. And YES YES YES the food!! x

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