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What are Tasmania's top attractions

Posted: May 27, 2015

We crunched the data that Tourism Tasmania puts together to work out what are the top attractions visitors to Tasmania go to each year. 

#15 Tahune Airwalk

The Tahune Forest Airwalk is a series of raised walkways that take you through the canopy of the our spectacular native forests. The Tahune Airwalk is around an hours drive south of Hobart through the Huon Valley near Geeveston. 

#14 Lake St. Clair / Derwent Bridge

Lake St Clair is a huge inland lake high up on the alpine plains on the edge of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. The Lake is incredibly beautiful and also one of the deepest in Australia's at around 200m in spots. There are plenty of walking tracks around the lake and the nearby town of Derwent Bridge is worth visiting for lunch and also to check out the Wall in the Wilderness. Lake St Clair is also the final destination for walkers completing the Overland Track.

#13 Russell Falls / Mt. Field National Park

Mt Field National Park is a around an hours drive north of Hobart and a great spot for walking as well as checking out the spectacular Russell Falls. In winter you can go skiing on the high planes and in summer there are plenty of great walks around the park. Keep an eye out for elusive platypus near Russell Falls as well.

Russell Falls up at Mt Field taken just after sunset. See more at http://adventuretasmania.com.au #AdventureTasmania #Adventure #Travel #SeeAustralia #instatassie #discovertasmania #tasmania #wanderlust #virginaustralia #Qantas @qantas #jetstaraustralia @australia @tasmania

#12 Gordon River

The Gordon River flows from Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder making it's way through the world heritage wilderness area before coming out at Macquarie Harbour on the West Coast. The Gordon River is the final destination for rafters coming down the Franklin and you can also take a cruise on one of the large catamarans out of Strahan to the Sarah Island penal colony and all the way up to Heritage Landing to see the forest and the majestic Huon Pine.

#11 Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is a series of bays at the Northern end of the East Coast near St Helens. The region got it's name due to the fires the local aboriginal people would light on the beaches. Today the area is known for it's amazing red rocks that get their colour from lichen that grows along the coastline.

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#10 Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

The Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery in Hobart was recently refurbished and has a fascinating collection of artwork and displays showcasing Tasmania's natural history and heritage. The museum is situated in the centre of the city just opposite the water front at Sullivans cove. 

#9 Tasman Arch / Blowhole

The Tasman Arch and Blowhole is located in the Tasman National Park on the Tasman Peninsula around 90 minutes drive south Hobart. The Arch and Blow Hole are a naturally forming bridge in a shallow cove facing the treacherous and powerful southern ocean.

#8 Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens can be found behind the Domain in the centre of Hobart. The gardens are the second oldest in Tasmania and hold a historic plant and tree collection dating back to the 1900's. The gardens will also look familiar to Gardening Australia viewers as many of the shows segments are shot in the gardens.

#7 Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain on the North West Coast region of Tasmania is one of Tasmania's if not one of Australia's most recognisable natural landmarks. The mountain has some of the best walking in Australia with the popular Overland Track snaking through the National Park from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. The area is popular for spotting local wildlife like Pademelons and also Wombats.

Pulling your best pose as you go feet first over a waterfall is half the fun of any trip through the Dove Canyon at Cradle Mountain. If you are looking for a unique experience at Cradle make sure to check out Cradle Mountain Canyons​. http://www.cradlemountaincanyons.com.au/ See more at http://adventuretasmania.com.au #AdventureTasmania #Adventure #Travel #SeeAustralia #instatassie #discovertasmania #tasmania #wanderlust #virginaustralia #Qantas @qantas #jetstaraustralia @australia @tasmania

#6 Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania is one of the most popular destinations we see coming through on social media. The Park is a popular walking spot with Mt Amos as well as Wine Glass Bay to explore. In summer the waters of Wine Glass Bay are absolutely beautiful and perfect for swimming in on a hot day.

The gorgeous Wine Glass Bay in Tasmania from the lookout at Mount Amos.

#5 Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge in Launceston is a huge gorge cut through the rocks by the South Esk River. The Gorge has a chair lift you can take to the gardens if you don't feel like taking the many different walks around the gorge. When in flood the gorge is popular with kayakers and rafters with plenty of challenging rapids to explore.

#4 Port Arthur Historic Site

The Port Arthur Historic Site is probably one of Australia's most well known attractions and one of our most important historical sites dating back to the colonial era. Port Arthur was originally settled as a remote penal colony on the far side of the world that was virtually impossible to escape from. Today the area's incredibly beauty is only matched by the sadness of those who suffered there.

#3 Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington towers over Hobart at over 1200m and provides some of the best views of the city and the Derwent River. The mountain has plenty of walking trails to explore as well as one of Tasmania's most popular mountain bike trails, the North South Track which traverses the mountain from the Springs to the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park.

@trinaslifetas on the wall with new tour Ropes and Spokes. We are on Mt Wellington today checking out this brand new tour. See more at http://adventuretasmania.com.au #AdventureTasmania #Adventure #Travel #SeeAustralia #instatassie #discovertasmania #wanderlust #virginaustralia #Qantas @qantas #jetstaraustralia @australia

#2 MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

MONA is a huge privately owned art museum housing a massive art collection celebrating a variety of themes but best known for exploring the concepts of sex and death. The gallery is home to a number of well known pieces of art including Sidney Nolans Snake which the museum as partly designed around. MONA also runs two festivals every year, MOFO and Dark MOFO.

#1 Salamanca Markets

Salamanca Markets are a Saturday morning institution in Hobart. The market takes up the whole of Salamanca place and attracts some of the best arts, crafts and food stalls from around Tasmania. The markets are packed every weekend and well worth a visit if only to pick up some of the super long and uber tasty licorice sticks.

15 seconds at Salamanca Markets. See more at adventuretasmania.com.au #AdventureTasmania #Adventure #Tasmania #Australia #instatassie

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