Tasmania may be Australia’s smallest state, but its range of cultural, historical and natural landmarks will provide for an unforgettable experience. From the extensive flat fields of purple lavender to the towering heights of Cradle Mountain, Tasmania will leave you with many visual memories.
This will become apparent as you travel around the island, and there are many spectacular views of which to take advantage. The Freycinet National Park can lead you on a trail to Wineglass Bay where you can admire the islands pure white beaches. Admire spectacular geological features at the Tasman National Park, where a combination of time and nature have worked together to form rock formations such as the Tessellated Pavement, Devils Kitchen and Tasman Arch.
Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, now in ruin but once an established penal colony for repeat offenders on the island. The site was so punishing to criminals, who would develop mental illnesses due to lack of light and sound. Today, you can try and fully comprehend this landmark by exploring the chilling prison facilities that remain.
No journey to Tasmania would be complete without witnessing a Tasmanian devil, and this is possible at the East Coast Natureworld, along with wombats and forester kangaroos.
Hobart, the island's capital, is also a popular cruise port which is often visited as ships make their way from Australia to New Zealand or vice versa.