49 Places to Visit in Tasmania

Tasmania, an isolated island state off Australia’s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas, largely protected within parks and reserves. Here are 49 places to visit in Tasmania.

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    Freycinet National Park

    Freycinet is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 125 km northeast of Hobart. It occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula, named after French navigator Louis de Freycinet, and Schouten Island.

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    Salamanca Market

    Source: tripadvisor.com

    Salamanca Market is a street market in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania. It is a major tourist attraction in Tasmania, and is held on Saturdays between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

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    Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

    Source: www.expedia.com

    The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, which cover an area of approximately 14 hectares, were established in Hobart in 1818 and are located within the Queens Domain.

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    Museum of Old and New Art

    The Museum of Old and New Art is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia.

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    Port Arthur Historic Site

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    Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

    The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a museum located in Hobart, Tasmania. The museum was established in 1843, by the Royal Society of Tasmania under the leadership of Sir John Franklin, the oldest Royal Society outside of England.

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    Bay of Fires

    The Bay of Fires is a bay on the northeastern coast of Tasmania in Australia, extending from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point.

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    Freycinet Peninsula

    The Freycinet Peninsula is a large peninsula located on the eastern coast of Tasmania. The peninsula is located north of Schouten Island and is contained within the Freycinet National Park.

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    Tamar Valley

    The Tamar Valley is a valley in Tasmania. It runs north-west from the northern city of Launceston to the coast either side of the Tamar River, a distance of approximately 50 km.

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    Cataract Gorge

    The Cataract Gorge is a river gorge in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, approximately 1.5km from the city centre. It is one of the region's premier tourist attractions. It is found at the lower section of the South Esk River.

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    Cascades Female Factory

    The Cascades Female Factory, a former Australian workhouse for female convicts in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, is located in Hobart, Tasmania.

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    Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

    The area is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia, covering 15,800 km², or almost 20% of Tasmania after extensions in 1989 and 2013.

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    Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

    Source: artas.com.au

    The QVMAG is the largest museum in Australia not located in a capital city.

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    Franklin House

    Source: livejournal.com

    Franklin House in Launceston Tasmania, is a historic house that is preserved by Australia's National Trust and is open to the public. Built in 1838 for Britton Jones, it later became a school for boys.

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    Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

    Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers is a national park in Tasmania, 117 km west of Hobart. It is named after the two main river systems lying within the bounds of the park - the Franklin River and the Gordon River.

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    Maritime Museum of Tasmania

    The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is a privately operated maritime museum dedicated to the history of Tasmania's association with the sea, ships, and ship-building, and is located at Carnegie House in Sullivans Cove, Hobart.

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    Home Hill

    Source: news.com.au
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    City Park, Launceston

    Established in the 1820s by the Launceston Horticultural Society and handed over to the Launceston City Council in 1863.

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    Old Hobart Town

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    The Tasmanian Arboretum

    Source: tripadvisor.com

    The Tasmanian Arboretum is a botanical tree park near Devonport.

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    East Coast Natureworld

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    Mole Creek Karst National Park

    It is the only national park in Tasmania created specifically to protect karst landforms. It is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.

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    Coal Mines Historic Site

    Coal Mines Historic Site was, for a period of 15 years, a convict probation station and the site of Tasmania's first operational coal mine, "serving as a place of punishment for the 'worst class' of convicts from Port Arthur".

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    West Coast Wilderness Railway

    Source: www.wcwr.com.au

    The West Coast Wilderness Railway, Tasmania is a reconstruction of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company railway between Queenstown and Regatta Point, Strahan.

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    Douglas-Apsley National Park

    Douglas-Apsley is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 149 km northeast of Hobart, and a few kilometres north of Bicheno. It is one of Tasmania's newer National Parks, having been declared on 27 December 1989.

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    Zoodoo Wildlife Park

    Zoodoo Zoo is a wildlife park about 6 kilometres from Richmond.

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    Montezuma Falls

    The Montezuma Falls, a horsetail waterfall on a minor tributary to the Pieman River, is located on the West Coast Range of Tasmania.

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    Richmond Gaol

    Source: tripadvisor.com

    The Richmond Gaol is a convict era building and tourist attraction in Richmond, and is the oldest intact gaol in Australia. Building of the gaol commenced in 1825, and predates the establishment of the penal colony at Port Arthur in 1833.

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    Richmond Bridge

    Source: www.jholko.com

    The Richmond Bridge is a heritage listed arch bridge located on the B31 in Richmond, 25 kilometres north of Hobart.

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    Devonport Regional Gallery

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    Great Oyster Bay

    Source: atcdn.net

    Great Oyster Bay is a broad and sheltered bay on the east coast of Tasmania.

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    Iron Blow

    Iron Blow was the site of the earliest major mining venture at Mount Lyell on the west coast of Tasmania.

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    South Bruny National Park

    The South Bruny National Park is a national park that is located on Bruny Island, about 50 kilometres south of Hobart. The park contains the Cape Bruny Lighthouse. The highest point of the park is Mount Bruny at 504 metres.

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    Queens Domain

    The Queens Domain, also known as The Domain to locals, is a small hilly area of bushland just north-east of the CBD of Hobart, alongside the Derwent River.

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    Anglesea Barracks

    Source: news.com.au

    Anglesea Barracks is an Australian Defence Force barracks in central Hobart. The site was chosen in December 1811 by Lachlan Macquarie and construction began on the first buildings to occupy the site in 1814.

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    Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links

    Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is a golf course located near the seaside village of Bridport in Tasmania's North-East.

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    Tasmania Zoo

    Source: tripadvisor.com

    Tasmania Zoo is a zoo located in Launceston. Situated on 900 acres of old growth native bushland, it is home to the state's largest collection of native and exotic animals.

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    Mount Lyell

    Source: maps.bonzle.com

    Mount Lyell is a mountain in the West Coast Range of Western Tasmania. Mount Lyell has an elevation of 917 metres above sea level. The adjacent mountains are Mount Sedgwick to the north and Mount Owen to the south.

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    Cape Bruny Lighthouse

    The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is an inactive lighthouse located at the southern tip of Bruny Island.

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    Parliament House, Hobart

    Source: www.abc.net.au

    Parliament House, Hobart has been the meeting place of the Government of Tasmania since 1841.

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    Lake Burbury

    Lake Burbury is a man-made water reservoir created by the Crotty Dam inundating the upper King River valley that lies east of the West Coast Range.

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    Country Club Casino

    Country Club Tasmania is a casino in Launceston. Targa Tasmania uses the casino as a starting point for the race.

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    Lake Barrington

    Lake Barrington is an artificial lake in northern Tasmania, located 40 kilometres south of Devonport. The lake is 20 kilometres long and was built on the Forth River in 1969 to provide a head of water for the Devils Gate Power Station.

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    Liffey Falls

    Source: wikimedia.org

    The Liffey Falls, a series of four distinct tiered–cascade waterfalls on the Liffey River, is located in the Midlands region.

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    Ocean Beach

    Ocean Beach is a long stretch of beach running north of Macquarie Heads and Hells Gates on the West Coast of Tasmania. It is close to Strahan and parallel to the Strahan Airport runway.

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    Galley Museum

    Source: tripadvisor.com

    Galley Museum is a photographic and general museum in Driffield Street in Queenstown.

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    MONA FOMA is an annual festival based in Hobart, curated by Brian Ritchie bass player from the rock band Violent Femmes.

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    Bonnet Island

    Bonnet Island is a low island with an area of 2.21 ha in south-eastern Australia. It lies at the entrance to Macquarie Harbour in western Tasmania. From November 2009 it is being open up to tourists.

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    Theatre Royal, Hobart

    Source: trvl-media.com

    Theatre Royal is a historic performing arts venue in central Hobart. It is the oldest continually operating theatre in Australia.

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