Friends walk holding hands along the Russell Falls Track
Russell Falls Track (photograph: Jonathan Wherrett)

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Intro

​Tasmania is a place of wild beauty, sure to captivate and leave you wanting more. The ever-changing landscapes of this temperate island paradise are coloured by the brilliant hues of nature’s finest. It’s a place that calls you to slow down and take your time, allowing you to fully appreciate all that’s on offer. Come and discover Tasmania’s wonders for yourself.

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North West

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

The spectacular coastline of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area is among the most scenic and wild in the State. It is a hotspot for fishers, surfers, campers, horse riders and recreational vehicle enthusiasts, many of whom regard it as their second home.

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East coast

Bay of Fires Conservation Area

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Tasmania’s best-known conservation area, named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s ‘Most Beautiful Beaches’ and there’s no doubt the Bay of Fires lives up to this reputation.

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Launceston and North

Ben Lomond National Park

Walkers, skiers and adventure-seekers can experience true alpine conditions in the magnificent surroundings of Ben Lomond National Park.

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Hobart and South, Launceston and North

Central Plateau Conservation Area

The Central Plateau Conservation Area is a wild place of sub-alpine moorlands and a myriad of tarns on the northern edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Hobart and South

Coningham Nature Recreation Area

Outdoor enthusiasts are well catered for at the multi-use Coningham Nature Recreation Area.

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Launceston and North, West coast

Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You can view the current conditions with our Dove Lake webcam.

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East coast

Douglas-Apsley National Park

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Douglas-Apsley National Park is on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast. The park’s distinctive features include eucalypt forests and heathlands, spectacular gorges and waterfalls, and a variety of rare and protected species.

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Hobart and South

Florentine River Regional Reserve

Renowned for its expanses of wet eucalypt forest and temperate rainforest, you can find some of the tallest flowering trees on earth in the Florentine River Regional Reserve.

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Hobart and South, West coast

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

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Located south of Strahan in the heart of The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park offers a dramatic take on the Tasmanian wilderness.

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East coast

Freycinet National Park

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Freycinet National Park has a magic all of its own, come and explore the coastal landscapes and beaches that make this a must see destination.

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Launceston and North

Great Western Tiers Conservation Area

Forming the northern and eastern edge of Tasmania’s Central Plateau, the Great Western Tiers Conservation Area is a spectacular region encompassing dramatic dolerite cliffs, majestic forests, and abundant birdlife.

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Launceston and North

Gunns Plains Cave State Reserve

Take a guided tour around one of Tasmania's 'hidden gems.'

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Hobart and South

Hartz Mountains National Park

​Hartz Mountains National Park has been shaped by ancient glaciers and offers visitors a window into Tasmania’s remote and rugged south-west wilderness. You’ll feel on top of the world as you gaze out at the seemingly endless mountain peaks, stretching towards Tasmania’s southern coast.

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Hobart and South

Hastings Caves State Reserve

Hastings Cave State Reserve has a number of activities for you and your family. Choose from spectacular caves, thermal springs, short walks and relaxing picnic grounds.

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North West

Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site can be regarded as the 'birthplace' of European settlement in Tasmania's north-west, a great place to visit or hold an event.

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Hobart and South

Kangaroo Bluff Historic Site

Originally built to support Hobart's defences, Kangaroo Bluff Battery now makes an ideal picnic site.

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Entrance to Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area

Launceston and North

Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area

Located just outside of Launceston, Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area is a popular site for running, mountain biking and dog walking.

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Flinders Island

Kent Group National Park

Lying midway in eastern Bass Strait is the remote Kent Group National Park – a bewitching cluster of granite islands (including Deal, Erith and Dover) rimmed by turquoise waters and replete with tame wildlife.

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Hobart and South, West coast

Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Lake St Clair is every walker’s dream. It offers leisurely lakeside strolls, beautiful forest trails, and overnight bushwalks.

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Launceston and North

Liffey Falls State Reserve

Framed by the dominant species of Tasmania's cool temperate rainforests - myrtle, sassafrass and leatherwood, the Falls are understandably a popular spot among both Tasmanians and visitors alike.

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Hobart and South

Lime Bay State Reserve

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The Lime Bay State Reserve is a summer camping and boating hotspot.

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East coast

Lisdillon Saltworks

The Lisdillon Saltworks were one of a number of small scale, speculative works established in Van Diemens Land to meet colonial needs.

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Launceston and North

Low Head Historic Site

Constructed in 1833, the Low Head Light Station at Low Head Historic Site was the third to be established in Australia and has operated continuously for over 170 years.

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North West

Lyons Cottage Historic Site

Lyons Cottage is a simple, single storey weatherboard home that tells a fascinating story. This quaint Victorian Georgian dwelling beneath The Nut in Stanley was the original home of Tasmania’s first and only elected Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, in the late 1800s.

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Hobart and South

Macquarie Island World Heritage Area

​Subantarctic Macquarie Island is as remote as it is awe-inspiring place roughly located halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica.

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East coast

Maria Island National Park

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Maria Island National Park is a special place with something for everyone - historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains, and remarkable wildlife.

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Diver and sponge gardens

East coast, Hobart and South

Marine reserves

Like national parks of the water, marine reserves help to protect our precious marine plant and animal life.

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Launceston and North

Mole Creek Karst National Park

Explore the sparkling limestone caves of the Mole Creek Caves. Guided tours showcase the striking formations amongst the underground network of caves, sinkholes, gorges, streams and springs.

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Hobart and South

Mount Field National Park

Mount Field is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most diverse national parks.

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Hobart and South

Mount Nelson Signal Station

Built in 1811, Mount Nelson Signal Station played an important role in reporting maritime traffic in both Hobart and Port Arthur.

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East coast

Mount William National Park

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Sparkling white sand beaches, an abundance of native wildlife, and spectacular coastal walks all await you at Mount William National Park in Tasmania’s North-East.

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North West

Narawntapu National Park

The diverse coastal landscapes of north-west Tasmania make Narawntapu the ideal place to experience Tasmania’s wildlife.

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East coast

Peggs Beach Conservation Area

Peggs Beach Conservation Area is tucked away between Stanley and Rocky Cape National Park in the State’s North-West. Its proximity to these popular attractions and its pleasant beach and riverfront vistas ensure a steady flow of day trippers eager for a swim, to go fishing or to stretch their legs on the sand.

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Hobart and South

Peter Murrell Reserves

Located just south of Hobart, the Peter Murrell Reserves conserve a diverse range of forest, buttongrass and heathland communities.

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Hobart and South

Richmond Gaol Historic Site

Richmond gaol is the oldest, still intact, gaol in Australia.

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North West

Rocky Cape National Park

Striking rock formations, an incredible variety of flowering plants and important Aboriginal heritage all make the park, on the shores of Bass Strait in Tasmania’s far north-west, worth exploring.

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Hobart and South

Ross Female Factory Historic Site

The Ross Female Factory was a workhouse for female convicts between 1847 and 1854.

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Sarah Island, heritage

West coast

Sarah Island

Sarah Island is Tasmania's oldest convict settlement and reputedly one of the severest penal establishments in the history of transportation. Situated in the southern part of Macquarie Harbour on the West Coast of Tasmania.

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North West

Savage River National Park

Wild and inaccessible, Savage River National Park protects extensive cool temperate rainforest.

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Hobart and South

South Bruny National Park

South Bruny National Park contains some of Tasmania’s most spectacular coastal scenery, from towering cliffs to long sandy beaches, with the vast Southern Ocean as an impressive backdrop.

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Hobart and South

Southport Lagoon Conservation Area

While popular with 4WD enthusiasts, visitors to Southport Lagoon can engage in a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, camping, bird watching and bushwalking, as well as some of the most pleasant kayaking in Tasmania.

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Hobart and South, West coast

Southwest National Park

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Tasmania’s largest reserve, Southwest National Park, contains dramatic mountain ranges and spectacular coastal landscapes, all subject to wild, changeable weather. Take a scenic drive or challenge yourself with the multi-day South Coast Track walk.

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East coast

St Columba Falls State Reserve

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St Columba Falls State Reserve makes a refreshing break from your East Coast adventure; perfect for a short walk and a picnic. Just 30 minutes from St Helens, the reserve is home to the St Columba Falls, a 90 metre cascade flowing from the foothills of Mount Victoria.

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Flinders Island

Strzelecki National Park

With striking granite mountains, rugged coastlines, and an abundance of rare plants and animals, Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island offers a wealth of opportunities for visitors to explore.

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Hobart and South

Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area

The naming of the Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area is no exaggeration. Tall is almost an understatement to describe the awesome eucalypt giants that dominate the rainforest in this unique area of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Launceston and North

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre

Located in the Tamar Conservation Area, the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre provides a haven for various birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs, fish and invertebrates. Explore the area via the boardwalk and take the opportunity to observe the bird life from the observatory window located in the visitor centre.

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Hobart and South

Tasman National Park

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Tasman National Park is culturally rich and scenically stunning. Encompassing Forestier and Tasman peninsulas, the park includes Australia’s highest sea cliffs, Shipstern Bluff surf mecca, and the award-winning Three Capes Track.

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Frenchmans Cap walk view

Hobart and South, Launceston and North, West coast

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA)

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) is a global and national wonder that protects an amazing array of natural and cultural heritage.

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North West

The Nut State Reserve

The striking geological formation of The Nut in Stanley rises from Bass Strait and towers over the historic town in North-West Tasmania.

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Hobart and South

The Shot Tower

The Shot Tower is one of Tasmania’s most distinctive heritage landmarks and has presided over the waterside suburb of Taroona since 1870.

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Hobart and South

The Steppes

The Steppes Reserve protects an important piece of Tasmania’s sheep-grazing heritage.

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Launceston and North

Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area is centrally located in Launceston and has a diverse offering of ourdoor activities for visitors.

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Hobart and South, Launceston and North

Walls of Jerusalem National Park

The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a magnificent, remote and mountainous alpine landscape within the Central Plateau region of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. With no road access, this high country is for exploring on foot.

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Launceston and North

Waterhouse Conservation Area

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Waterhouse Conservation Area is a well-kept secret near Bridport in Tasmania’s far north-east. This tranquil area encompasses a complex mosaic of diverse vegetation, including one of the largest areas of heathland on the North-East Coast. Vast relict dune systems, formed during the Ice Age, tower over the horizon in the north of the reserve.

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Statewide

World Heritage Areas (in Tasmanian parks)

World Heritage Areas managed by the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service

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