Here is an extract from an inspiring article from Wanderlust. Read it in full here.
How do you decide the best things to do on a little island so vast as Tasmania? Well, you go out there and explore it of course! For years I have been re-visiting and re-exploring Tasmania, now having finally compiled a list of the absolute best things to do in Tasmania. Before you go booking that plane ticket, remember that these are the best 50 Things to do in Tasmania, so you’ll need at least 1-2 weeks to explore!
1. Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park
Surely nothing beats this view. You can hike to the visitor’s platform for a great view over wineglass bay, or tackle the harder (but better views) hike to the top of Mt. Amos. Or if you want to grab a birdseye views, book yourself on a scenic flight from as low as $175 per person (a small price to pay for a million dollar view).
2. Kick Back in the World’s Most Scenic Bathtub
Because who wouldn’t want to go off the grid for a few days and unwind here (a.k.a heaven)!? This is a private rental right on the coast of Tasmania, offering complete seclusion and of course that bath tub. Check yourself in to Thalia Haven on the East Coast of Tasmania for the ultimate vacay.
3. Run Through the Lavender Fields at Bridestowe Estate
If you’re visiting Tassie at the beginning of the year, be sure not to miss these impressive lavender fields in the North of Tasmania at Bridestowe Estate. While the fields usually bloom in February, the season can sometimes be brought forward to late January – be sure to check out their website to stay up to date!
4. The Hazards
Also located inside the Freycinet National Park are a chain of mountains like no others – The Hazards. Golden Hour (The hour before sunset) is absolutely magical but really any time here is unforgettable. (Image:Saffire Freycinet).
5. Bay of Fires
What better name for a bay that truly looks as if it is alive with fire, ideally set beside the ocean on Tasmania’s East Coast!? Bay of Fires is a short drive from the township of St Helens, on the East Coast of Tasmania. A great itinerary is to drive from Hobart through the East Coast and onwards to Launceston to end your trip.
Read more: A quick guide to Tasmania’s East Coast.
6. Tulip Farm, Table Cape
If you find yourself visiting Tasmania during the month of October, be sure to time your visit to allow for a visit to the “Bloomin’ Tulips festival” – a festival where the tulip farm on the Northwest Coast of Tasmania comes to life in full bloom. (Image: Tourism Tasmania).
7. Cradle Mountain National Park
As one of Tasmania’s most visited and most renowned attractions, a visit to the main midlands National Park, Cradle Mountain National Park, is an absolute must. There are a range of day walks for visitors to enjoy, or alternatively you can set off on the famous multi-day trek (see below).
8. The Overland Track
Seeing Cradle Mountain is one thing, but to traverse that vast landscaped of the Tasmanian wilderness over the course of a 6-day trek is quite another. You can choose to stay in public huts if you’re on a budget, or for a more luxurious approach try out the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk – glamping at its’ finest!
9. Tessellated Pavement
There are a few hidden gems located on the rugged coast line of Tasmania, one of these being the tessellated pavement located in the Eagle Hawk Neck region. This location is best visited on a visit to Port Arthur Historic Site – Tasmania’s most visited attraction.
10. Climb “The Nut”
…because where else can you say you have climbed a nut! The walk to the top is only a 15-20 minute trek (albeit a steep one), and the views on the way up and once at the top are hard to beat! To stay in the idyllic seaside town, check yourself in to @VDL.
11. Check in to the “World’s Best Boutique Hotel”
Recently this uber-luxe resort, Saffire Freycinet, was dubbed the world’s best boutique hotel. If you’ve been lucky enough to stay there, you’ll understand exactly why! While rooms down’t come cheap, they do include all meals (including a 6-course degustation dinner with matched wines) AND an all-inclusive free mini-bar. Winning! (Image: Saffire Freycinet).
12. Museum of Old & New Art (MONA)
This museum made headlines when it first opened in January of 2011… years on and the captivating headlines are yet to subside. This artsy building is even more impressive on the inside when you view the controversial, quirky and sometimes just downright crazy exhibitions on offer. Totally worth a visit! Plus if you’re a Tasmanian, you enter for free! (Image: Traveller.com.au).
13. Visit the exclusive Satellite Island
Hiding neatly away on Maria Island are Tasmania’s painted cliffs, a favourite among photographers and nature enthusiasts (Image by JJ Harrison via Wikicommons).
15. Stand at the top of “The Neck” Bruny Island
…Because who wouldn’t want to stand here!? Bruny Island is a short ferry ride from the mainland, with the departure point at Kettering just an hours drive from Hobart, Tasmania’s capital.
The list goes on. Read more here.