National Parks of Tasmania
Tasmania is promoted for its unspoiled natural environment. Almost 37% of Tasmania lies in reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites. Rainforests, waterfalls, hills and spectacular picture perfect landscapes await the travellers here. Tasmania is typically for the advanced traveller who want to travel beyond the cityscapes that the other cities offer and more nature centric experience.
Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay - Stay in tranquil Coles Bay at the entrance to Freycinet National Park and walk to Wineglass Bay. Capture its perfect contours on your camera, then swim, boat, fish, snorkel, sea kayak and scuba dive from the dreamy white beach. Go climbing, abseiling and mountain walking in the steep pink and grey granite rocks of the Hazard Ranges.
Cradle-Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park - Travel back millions of years in this wilderness only a couple of hours drive from Launceston. Walk round Dove Lake, past waterfalls and through forests of King Billy pines, to the jagged dolomite peaks of Cradle Mountain. For a real challenge, follow the famous 80 kilometre Overland Track all the way south to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural lake.
Southwest National Park - Drive from Hobart and see huge Scotts Peak Dam and the towering peaks of Mount Anne, Mount Eliza and the Western Arthurs on the shores of Lake Pedder. Or soar over the park’s 608,000 hectares of Gondwanan rainforest, horizontal scrub and rare Huon pine on a scenic flight. Do a day trek around deep, ice-carved Lake Judd. Kayak to Recherche Bay, where you’ll find an 18th century French garden surrounded by thick forest and sweeping white beach.
Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park - You only have to drive an hour from Hobart to see the three tiers of Russell Falls, lush fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees. Walk to Lady Barron Falls past Lake Dobson, groves of palm-like pandani and forests of towering swamp gums on the Lady Barron Falls Circuit.
Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Cruise down the Gordon River from the west coast fishing village of Strahan. Or drive past the dramatic landscape on the winding Lyell Highway. Once here you can whitewater raft on the furious Franklin River, past forested valleys, deep gorges and mountains carved by glaciers. Take the challenging multi-day Frenchmans Cap Track past bu