The charming towns of Tasmania’s north thin out the further you get from the coast allowing for nature to take centre stage. From cruising the Arthur River and bushwalking in Cradle Mountain, to experiencing the cool rainforests of the Tarkine, the biggest of its kind in the world, outdoor experiences are world class. On the west coast, Strahan is the final frontier, with nothing beyond Macquarie Harbour but the wild forests, rivers, lakes and mountains of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers and Southwest National Park. The west coast is also rich in history, with significant convict sites and mining areas to be explored.
You could spend weeks in Hobart and Tasmania’s southeast, exploring Port Arthur, Bruny Island, Maria Island, Mount Wellington, and enjoying Hobart’s uncrowded city beaches, markets and fine dining. Amazingly, less than an hour away, you can tackle some of Tasmania’s best alpine walks in the Hartz Mountains and Mt Field National Park.