Tasmania Travel Guide

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    view along the coast from Burnie
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    Sheep grazing in the lush countryside
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Tasmania Things to Do

  • Queenstown West Coast Wilderness Railway

    A unique experience to take a journey with the steam train along the old mining railway which ends in Strahan. The wilderness railway is one of the most visited in Queenstown. Abt railway loco no 1 and its three car train is one you can take for a ride. Is a 35 kilometer long railway operating on a rack which allows it to climb 200 meters almost...

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  • Queenstown west coast Tasmania

    Another lovely town to stop by. A town with a history long tied to the mining industry. Queenstown is not only a mining town, tourism is coming alive here in a town where one can travel back through timeToday Queenstown is a significant tourist town, which attracts plenty of tourists. One can do a few interesting sights in the area such as:...

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  • Derby old mining town

    This town had mined tin for a number of years. Derby itself was in a narrow valley and had been nearly wiped out by floods in the past. Now a pretty quiet town. The town retains the atmosphere of its pioneering history and is a classified historic townThe Derby Bank House Craft & Gift Shop occupies the original Heritage listed National Bank of...

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  • Bicheno Blowhole, Blowing

    On our way to St Helens Point, we have a quick stop on the coast of Bicheno is somehow a blow hole. The blowhole is one of the attractions of the quiet fishing town Bicheno north of Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania.The blowhole blows regularly, even in relatively calm weather. In really rough storms with high tides, the waves can...

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  • Sheffield a town of murals

    A very short drive from Devonport this place Sheffield is worth to stop. Sheffield has made itself into the town of murals and now has 55 murals decorating the town. Everywhere in the city you'll find one. A city filled with murals depicting the history of the city, events, heroes of the city and already more than two thousand pictures of a broken...

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  • One of the many falls

    Waterfalls, pristine nature you can find it all in Tasmania. This is one of the waterfalls in the island, if you have a car you can easily visited most of the fallsGoing to the falls is really a nice walk. You hike through a beautiful nature a real oasis. The falls is a bit far from the car park. The footpath to the falls are easy walk where there...

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  • Devils Kitchen

    This is impressive the Devil's Kitchen, you'll find this site in the same location of Tasmanian Arch. The whole place is walkable to each other I haven't gone too far that day I was so sick, high fever and the heat is unbearable. But still admire this beautiful rock formationJust down the road from the Tasman Arch is yet another piece of evidence...

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  • National park

    This is one of the natural attractions the rock formations are beautiful with lovely colors and huge vertical cliffs. The scenery was spectacular along the stretch of coast that contains the, Tasman Blowhole Along the way we have come along Paterson's Arch. Can visited in the same time, amazing how the water done a rock carving. A stroll of an hour...

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  • The monument devoted to Abel Tasman in...

    It is located in Hobart, close to Plaza Salamanca.Tasman gave the name to the island. When the monument was erected the Queen of Holland travelled to Hobart to assist to the ceremony.

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  • Wineglass Bay - Freycinet Peninsula

    This iconic bay and world renowned beach near Coles Bay on Tassies East Coast is one of the most photographed spots in Tasmania. More than 200,000 people walk or cruise into the area each year. My best tip is to watch the weather conditions and try plan to do the walk or cruise on a sunny day, if you want to capture stunning photos such as the one...

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  • BURNIE AN UNKNOWN GEM

    A major port of Tasmania, Burnie has plenty of lovely landscapes which can be viewed from various lookouts. Its natural resources are diverse with many waterfalls, cliffs, plus many sea and land attractions including fascinating wildlife and fresh produce. It has fields teeming with pyrithium plants and opium poppies, vegetable production supplying...

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  • BICENTENNIAL PARK in HOBART

    We visited this place from Mt Nelson lookout, a 10 minute drive from the city where you can find also the Signal Station. It is one of the most serene places I've been to. You leave the hustle and bustle of Hobart for a few minutes and you're rewarded with awesome views!The park, aside from the usual bushwalking trails around it has spectacular...

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  • VISIT DEVONPORT

    Devonport is a city in the north-west of Tasmania, Australia, at the mouth of the Mersey River. Along with the slightly smaller city of Burnie, it is a major regional centre of the north-west of the state. To visitors to Tasmania, it is primarily known as the port for the Spirit of Tasmania ferries - Spirit I and II travel to Melbourne,...

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  • TRY TASMANIAN FISH & CHIPS at Doolicious...

    At the site near Pirates Bay blowhole is a local food van called DOOLICIOUS which has fresh Tasmania fish and seafood which you can enjoy with crispy chips, plus other local delicacies like curried scallop pies, yummy iced cream like English butterscotch caramel, and other delectable tucker.We enjoyed ourselves especially as the fish and chips were...

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  • EXPLORE DEVIL'S KITCHEN

    Walking or hiking to see Devil's Kitchen can be a rewarding experience! The ruggest Tasmanian coastline can also be enjoyed like what we did- a truly wothwhile natural place of beauty!The 60 metres deep natural rock formation has been created by a similar process to that which has created Tasman's Arch. Basically, if Tasman's Arch collapsed, it...

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  • EXPLORE DEVIL'S KITCHEN

    Walking or hiking to see Devil's Kitchen can be a rewarding experience! The ruggest Tasmanian coastline can also be enjoyed like what we did- a truly wothwhile natural place of beauty!The 60 metres deep natural rock formation has been created by a similar process to that which has created Tasman's Arch. Basically, if Tasman's Arch collapsed, it...

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  • EAGLE HAWK NECK

    An area of immense natural beauty and diverse resources., this is worth a visit as you can find not just rock formations and wonderful coastal landscapes but also get a great glimpse of the vast TAsman Peninsual.The Tesselated PAvement, Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch,Waterfall Bay, Pirates Bay Blowhole,etc. are seen from this place alone!Locally...

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  • TASMAN NATIONAL PARK LOOKOUT

    Tasman National Park protects forest and spectacular coastline from Cape Surville to Waterfall Bay and Fortescue Bay; and from Cape Hauy to Cape Pillar and Cape Raoul. The park incorporates several off-shore islands, including Fossil Island, Hippolyte Rocks and Tasman Island. It is an area of great beauty and natural diversity, including some of...

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  • See the Tesselated Pavement, A NAtural...

    These are intertidal rock formations that developed into rock platforms as influenced by wave action on ocean shores.The cracks (or joints) were formed when the rock fractured through the action of stress on the Earth's crust and subsequently, were modified by sand and wave action.They seem to look like ordinary sized tiles forming pavements hence...

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  • Hiscutt Park

    Hiscutt Park, with its Dutch windmill and playground, is a peaceful place for a picnic. Behind the town, Dial Range has several walking tracks to the mountain-tops with stunning views over Penguin and the north-west coast.A pleasant coach trip from the Port of Burnie was the best thinbg we did as we were treated to the mosrt amazing views along the...

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  • FAIRY PENGUIN TOWN

    A charming little town, Penguin is located northwest of Tasmania in Burnie overlooking the mighty Bass Strait separating the island of Tassie from the mainland. According to one Tassie website, "Penguin was explored by Bass and Flinders and settled in 1861. It was named by Robert Campbell Gunn, after the small seabirds that live in rookeries along...

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Tasmania Transportation

  • CRUISING AROUND TASMANIA on SUN PRINCESS

    This is one of the best things we've done. Cruising on board a luxury ship for seven nights not only saved us a lot of time and money, but it afforded us to visit places we cannot other wise reach in such a short time and in comfort, not to mention giving us a lot of safety and security!We sailed from Sydney to Melbourne, then Burnie, Port Arthur,...

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  • Take a COACH Tour of the Tasman...

    Taking a coach tour to see the wonderful vistas and rich beauty of the Tasman Peninsula was one of the highlights of our cruise. It afforded us to make use of our short time in Tasmania very wisely- imagine in just four hours we absorbed a lot of information on the history and geology of the Tasman Peninsula- how the rock formations came about, the...

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Tasmania Off The Beaten Path

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    by unravelau Written Oct 30, 2007

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    Mind you I don't exactly remember where abouts you find these, but I do know that they are a popular tourist attraction even to-day.

    The link below has some great information about how they were formed etc.

    Lyn on the shoreline looking at the pavements.

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    by unravelau Written Oct 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: There is something mysterious and wonderful about historic buildings and places. Port Arthur is a place like this. Mind you since I was there it created some more recent history and about a less savoury character than we really want to remember. Putting all of that behind, I have it on good authority that it has recovered quite considerably and more people than ever are taking the trip to visit the ruins.

    Mike and others searching the Port Arthur site. Older building in Port Arthur
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