TASMANIA

To the south of Australia is the island Tasmania. A wonder of nature less known and visited by tourism.

With a total population of about 500,000 inhabitants, nature makes its way between them.

To visit the island you can do it by plane or boat. A 1-hour plane from Melbourne took me to the island on October 31st, 2017.

A 6 days road route to explore the island was not enough, despite it being such a small island, it has a lot of nature to discover.

If you keep reading I will tell you the route that allowed us to visit the places that most interested us all.  

The tour began in a southeasterly direction to visit the Tasman Peninsula, and from there to the north along the entire east coast. Once in the northwest we enter the center through Cradle Mountain to go to Hobart.

TASMAN PENINSULA

 

The Tasman Peninsula extends to the Tasmanian Sea in the southeast corner of Tasmania.

 

The east coast of the peninsula has several wonders, including the Eaglehawk Neck Viewpoint from which to observe the majesty of its cliffs.

After a pause at the viewpoint we continue south to see the Tasman Arch, a huge arch carved by the force of the sea in the rock.

 

Keep going south to the Remarkable cave and the viewpoint, from which natural towers are observed in the distance reminiscent of some landscape of The Lord of the Rings. From here, stairs guide you to the cave, through which the ocean water crosses to a secret beach.

Tasman Peninsula
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Remarkable cave
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Maingon bay
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Maingon bay Lookout
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FREYCINET PENINSULA & COLES BAY

We change the route to the north to go to the Freycinet peninsula.

Known for its pink granite mountain range, The Hazards, and its white-sand protected beaches, the peninsula is the location of Freycinet National Park, the first national park to be declared in Tasmania.

Before entering the national park, we visited the Dolphin Sand; A 9 mile beach overlooking The Hazards.

Once at the national park you have many hiking options, but don't miss the Wineglass bay viewpoint.

North of Freycinet is Coles Bay, a beautiful bay that takes us to Friendly Beaches, a wonder.

Wineglass bayLookout
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On the road
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Dolphin Sands
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Friendly beaches
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BICHENO

The Blowhole in Bicheno is possibly the best in Tasmania. Be patient and wait to see the moment when the waves create their enormous dew through the beautiful orange rocks.

 

From Whalers Hill you can have stunning views from the observation post and, in the migration season, maybe you can even see a whale.