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Blowhole | Cradle Mountain | Devil’s Kitchen | Dove Lake | Halls Falls | Horseshoe Falls | Lady Baron Falls | Marion’s Lookout | Mount Amos | Port Arthur | Russell Falls | Saint Columba Falls | Tahune Airwalk | Tall Trees Walk | Tasman Arch | Tessellated Pavement | Wineglass Bay

Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Marion’s Lookout

Probably the most recognizable Tasmanian landmark, Cradle Mountain sits on the northern gateway to the Overland Track linking Cradle Mountain to Lake St. Clair.

The Dove Lake loop track, which takes about 2 hours to complete, is suitable for everyone. It starts from the eastern side of Dove Lake and passes through beautiful Ballroom Forest, which comprises a canopy of tall trees with a carpet of lush moss underfoot.

Marion’s Lookout is a moderate hike that rewards those who conquer it with fantastic panorama views of Dove Lake and a close up of Cradle Mountain.

Halls Falls

Hallsl FallsHalls Falls and St Columba Falls are located near Pyengana, in northeast Tasmania. Halls Falls Both walks can easily be done in a day. Spend at least 30 minutes at the falls’ edges, listening to the sounds of gushing water, and becoming one with nature. On a hot day bring your bathers because the crystal clear water will be absolutely refreshing!

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe FallsHorseshoe Falls is part of the Russell/Horseshoe/Lady Baron Falls circuit. Surrounded by tall trees and lush ferns, sitting at the water’s edge feels like sitting at a water hole for dinosaurs to come drinking to.

Lady Baron Falls

Lady Baron FallsAt the end of the 2 hour circuit is Lady Baron Falls. All three falls can be easily walked in an afternoon. There is an awesome fallen tree next to the falls to allow for easy communing with nature while dipping your feet.

Port Arthur

Tasmania’s #1 tourist attraction was dubbed “Hell on Earth”. This is where over 12,000 convicts arrived from Britain, living under threat of lashings and experimental measures that often drove the convicts to madness. Historic ruins illuminate their lives and that of their guards. Embark upon the cruise to visit the “Isle of the Dead”, the cemetery for the colony.

The onsite Memorial Garden is dedicated to victims of the 1996 tragedy where 35 people were killed by single gunman — the greatest anywhere in the world (not even in the USA).

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Russell Falls

Russell FallsLocated in Mount Field National Park, Russell Falls is one of the most popular falls in Tasmania. The track to Russell Falls is level and mostly sealed. Ferns line the track edges while giant Eucalypts and Myrtles tower overhead.

Saint Columba Falls

St. Columba Falls is one of the highest in Tasmania, and easiest to walk to — through a temperate Fern forest which feels like a Jurassic Park. The average volume of water flowing over is 42,000 litres/minute, exceeding 200,000 litres/minute during winter months. The falls have never been known to run dry.

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Tahune Airwalk

The Tahune Airwalk is a walk in the treetops, approximately 37 meters high. The highlight of the walk is walking out onto the cantilever for a bird’s eye view of the Picton and Huon rivers. While on the walk, look out for the world’s tallest flowering plant — the swamp gum, which can live for 400 years and grow to 85 meters tall.

Compare with the Lamington National Park Treetop Walk, Otway Fly Treetop Walk, and the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk.

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Tall Trees Walk

Tall Trees WalkLocated near the town of New Norfolk in Mt. Field National Park is the Tall Trees Walk. In this area are the world’s tallest eucalypt forests. Tall Trees WalkThe main feature is the world’s tallest hardwood trees which are also the world’s tallest flowering plant: the magnificent swamp gum, which can grow to heights of 92 metres.

The Tall Trees Walk is an easy, 30 minute return walk. Interactive signs along the track tell part of the tall trees’ amazing stories.

Tasman National Park: Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, Blowhole

Tasman National ParkLocated on the Tasman Peninsula, the key attractions to Tasman National Park are the Blowhole, Devil’s Kitchen, and Tasman Arch, which occur in rocks that are about 250 million years old.

There are numerous walks going from Eaglehawk Neck to Fortescue Bay. Eaglehawk Neck is surrounded by magnificent formations, but the Tessellated Pavement is quite unique. Tessellated Pavement are rocks that appear to have been neatly tiled, but the effect is entirely natural, caused by Earth movements.

It would be awesome to see how these formed using a time-lapsed camera!

Wineglass Bay and Mount Amos

Wineglass Bay:
Wineglass BayWineglass Bay, located in Freycinet National Park, became Tasmania’s most famous beach after it hosted an impromptu barbecue for the Queen on a royal visit. With its amazingly blue waters, Wineglass Bay beach has been voted in the top 10 beaches of the world.

Another view from Mt. Amos:
Wineglass BayThe panoramic views of the Freycinet Peninsula from the summit of Mt. Amos rewards the experienced hiker willing to make the climb. The best views of Wineglass Bay (above) are from Mt. Amos.

The Climb. Not for the feint hearted!
Wineglass BayThis photo is looking down the Mt. Amos climb. Look how steep the climb can get! This is the track! The track also crosses rock slabs (quite a bit of granite), and can be difficult to follow. Do not attempt the Mt. Amos climb in wet or damp conditions!

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