Mount Wellington (map) is a large mountain that rises above Tasmania’s capital city. Visitors can drive to the top, where a viewing lookout is located, and well maintained walking tracks are located in the foothills.
Bay of Fires (map) is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations, located between Eddystone Point (map) and Binalong Bay (map). Bay of Fires has beautiful blue water, red rocks, and sandy white beaches. Enter through Binalong Bay which is 10 minutes from St Helens. This area offers a wide range of activities including camping, boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing, and walking along the coastline.
Cataract Gorge (map) is a unique, natural formation within a two-minute drive from central Launceston known to locals as The Gorge. The Cataract Gorge Reserve is one of Australia’s most fascinating urban parks.
Port Arthur (map) is the best preserved convict site in Australia. Many years ago, this site was a key role in the colonial system of convict discipline.
Salamanca Place in Sullivans Cove (map), is Hobart’s favourite hang out. Salamanca is lined with a long row of sandstone buildings built in the 1830s. You can wander under the heavy stone arches to find craft and design shops, jewellers, coffee shops, restaurants, bookshops, fashion boutiques, and the Salamanca Arts Centre and artists’ galleries.
The Nut (map) is located at the historic village of Stanley, in far north-west Tasmania. The Nut, a sheer-sided bluff is all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug. A walking track climbs to the summit of The Nut, or you can take the chairlift, with spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is accommodation and an excellent campground in Stanley, and the town is a good base for exploring the forests and coastlines further west.