Tasmania is an island that has a rich heritage, and only a few people living in it. As of 2016, it only has a population of more than 500,000. Known for its natural beauty, the island is filled with green trees, lush mountains, and even the occasional snow at times. Just like Melbourne, there are so many “instagrammable” places in Tasmania. Tourists and locals alike love visiting this place, as the weather is just perfect and there so many things to do and see.
If you’re planning on visiting Tasmania, then check these places out – you can add them to your itinerary or bucketlist!
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If you’re into eerie things, then you will definitely love this one. Despite its creepy aura, it is Tasmania’s number one visitor attraction. It’s basically a rehabilitation centre that kept the Aussie convicts back in the 1800s. They used the port to discipline the convicts, and they even described it as “a machine for grinding rogues into honest men”. It is listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, and the beautiful but eerie aura to it will definitely amaze and and scare you all at the same time.
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With a view this beautiful, it’s no wonder why Russell Falls is the most popular waterfall in Tasmania. The three-tiered waterfall is a sight to behold, plus the green trees and fresh air makes it much more attractive to tourists. Some travellers even claim to have seen some platypus, possums, and echidna in the waters – so if you’re one of the lucky ones, then you might just spot some!
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Know more about Australia’s wildlife by visiting the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Experts have been taking care of little creatures and giving them the best care they can give since 1981, with its aim to reduce the rates of extinction while raising awareness to different communities. Get a guided explanation of the rehabilitation efforts and real-life lessons on how important wildlife conservation is. Feed and see the tasmanian devils, wallabies, and little kangaroos and have a chance to meet them up close and personal!
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One of Tasmania’s most visited destinations is a market – and a nice one at that, too. The Salamanca Market is comprised of vendors selling fresh fruits, organic produce, and handmade crafts. You can also find trendy bars, inventive restaurants, and even quiet cafes in the market. A lot of things can be bought from the market, which is why many tourists drop by for their fresh and organic fix.
Bay of Fires
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Bay of Fires is easily the most beautiful beach in Tasmania. It got its name back in the late 1700s when Captain Tobias Furneaux thought he was seeing flames along the coast when apparently, it was just the rocks. The area is good for fishing, surfing, camping, swimming, and boating. Do come early though, as the beach can be used during the day only.
Tasmania is surely a place full of picturesque attractions. Plan your trip now and enjoy!