Often overlooked as merely the home of the eponymous devil, you’d be forgiven for thinking there wasn’t much in Tasmania worth seeing. Book one of Adventure Tour Australia’s Tasmania tours from Hobart and soon you’ll think differently!
Drifting off alone in the Indian and Pacific Ocean, you may have not even considered the rugged wilderness and extensive nature reserves of Tasmania as a place to visit on your travels. That’s where Adventure Tours Australia’s Taste of Tasmania tour comes in – in just six days you can experience everything Tassie has to offer, and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t visited before.
Feast your eyes on some art
Tasmania may not strike you as a hotbed of up and coming art, but you’d be wrong! The tour will start you off with a trip to the MONA gallery, the Museum of Old and New Art in former penal colony Hobart. Once you’ve fully immersed yourself in the culture you’ll have the chance to grab a bite to eat at one of the excellent places in the mellow seaside town.
Visit the Rainforest
After spending a day strolling through the old mining town of Queenstown, you’ll be taken to the Tarkine, home to the largest tract of Gondwanan rainforest in addition to loads of endangered species. Take your pick from foot, kayak or river cruise as your mode of transport through the dense rainforest, before reaching the iconic Cradle Mountain.
From Mountains to Caves
Situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, this mountain provides walking tracks for whatever kind of activity you desire. Whether long or short, undulating or flat, Cradle Mountain has it covered. Don’t miss the trip to Mole Creek, where you’ll be able to delve into the underground caves and learn about incredible species such as the Tasmanian Cave Spider which has evolved over time to live without light.
Bay of Fires
Having readjusted to daylight after being underground, you’ll be spending the morning at the Pyengana cheese makers trying out some of the local delicacies. Next the tour will take you on to the Bay of Fires, named after the fires of the local Aboriginal people that Captain Tobias Furneaux first spotted. It may be chilly but any day at the beach is an excuse for a splash!
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