What To Do In Tasmania

Tasmania (Lutruwita), Australia’s largest island, is home to many world heritage sites and some of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world. Tassie is the perfect place for adventurers, history buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts.

After exploring Tasmania for many months, I have compiled the most complete list of things you can do in Tasmania.

You’ll also find a list of some of the best off-the-beaten-path adventures and some iconic Tasmanian attractions to inspire your next adventure. You’ll find a comprehensive Tasmania travel guide at the bottom of this page, which includes everything you need- from tips on booking to what to pack.

Visit Cradle Mountain National Park

Cradle Mountain National Park is perhaps the most famous National Park in Tasmania and possibly in Australia. This alpine region offers many day hikes and multi-day treks.

Cradle Mountain Summit, the Dove Lake Circuit, and the multi-day Overland Track are some of the most popular hikes. Cradle Mountain is also a great place to spot wildlife, including wombats, Tasmanian Devils, and wallabies.

If you do not have a car, it isn’t easy to get to Cradle Mountain. However, booking organized transport makes the journey very easy.

Join a World Heritage Cruise on the Gordon River

Before my visit, I was told that a Gordon River Cruise was one of the best things to do.

These trips leave from Strahan on the northern tip of Macquarie Harbour, which is also the terminus of the Gordon River. World Heritage Cruises offers a variety of cruises, but the most popular and cost-effective is by far theirs. The Gordon River is one of the wildest and most beautiful places in Tasmania. These iconic red boats are sailing there!

Climb Mount Amos For Sunrise

Looking for the best sunset view in Tasmania? Mount Amos has the answer!

Mount Amos is a granite peak in the Hazards Mountain range overlooking the Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay. The climb is steep. The views are worth the climb!

In fact, I would say that hiking up Mount Amos at sunrise was my favorite thing to do in Tasmania.

Bay of Fires Beaches – Awe Inspiring

In 2015, the Bay of Fires of Tasmania was featured in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Places To Visit in The World. Tasmanians, however, have known for a long time that the Bay of Fires is one of the best places to visit in their country.

A trip to Tasmania would be incomplete without a visit to the Bay of Fires or Binalong Bay. You’ll see rich, orange boulders scattered along the coast, surrounded by turquoise, fluorescent waters. These are the most beautiful beaches you’ll find in Australia.

The coast is carved by sweeping white sands as far as the eyes can see, and the bushy edge of the shoreline is weathered from the wind. It’s a photographer’s paradise!

Anyone visiting Tasmania should definitely check out the Bay of Fires!

In Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, there are many things to see and do. I have provided a link to a guide that includes some of the most popular attractions and highlights.

Waterfalls in Australia: See some of the best waterfalls

This Tasmania travel guide is starting to take shape. Nature is home to many of the highlights and attractions! There are plenty of waterfalls to explore. On my recent trip, I visited more than 26 waterfalls, but I still missed some!

Explore Hobart

It’s about time we leave nature behind and head into the city for a little while. Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is also the largest city in the state. It’s smaller than the average Australian city.

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is a popular destination for tourists. As you would expect, there’s plenty to do in this city! The main attractions are:

Mount Wellington


Salamanca Market

Live music at an old bar in the harbour

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Cascade Brewery

East Street

The city is located on the banks and slopes of Mount Wellington (Kunanyi). Tasmania is a place of culture and history, with a number of attractions that are worth a visit.

Climb Kunanyi (Mount Wellington)

Mount Wellington, also known as Kunanyi, is located above Hobart. Long before colonial settlement, its power and influence were recognized. It is a powerful weather control system, as it absorbs clouds and dribbles fresh water into the city.

There are many opportunities for adventure in this area. You can explore waterfalls, but nothing is as popular as Mount Wellington Summit. The Springs is a short walk away, or you can take the Wellington Explorer.

Visit Bruny Island

Bruny Island has been recommended to travelers as a must-visit destination when arriving in Tasmania. This 362-square-kilometre isle is a great way to experience Tasmania. You’ll discover a wealth of wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and trails, as well as world-renowned produce.

The Fluted Cape Walk, Mars Bluff Archway, Neck Lookout, the world-renowned Bruny Island Cruise, and the rare opportunity to see an albino Wallaby are some of the standout attractions and activities on this Tasmanian icon.

Stanley’s “The Nut” is a great place to climb

Stanley is a historic town located at the foot of “the Nut,” which is the remnants of an ancient volcano plug. This strange geological formation is one of Tasmania’s most unusual attractions and an excellent reason to visit Stanley.

The Nut Chairlift is only available in warmer months for those who don’t want to climb the steep steps.

Discover The Tarkine Drive

The Tarkine or Takanya is Australia’s biggest temperate rainforest. This is a world treasure, with its rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife. If you have the time to spend on your next visit to Tasmania, I recommend that you take the scenic Tarkine Drive.

This guide covers the Tarkine Drive and includes some hidden gems that you shouldn’t miss. The region is wild, and there are few tourists. There is also very little infrastructure for tourism. Enjoy this magical place, but tread lightly and respect the rainforest.

Visit Launceston

Launceston, Tasmania’s second-largest city, is rated by many as one of Australia’s most liveable cities. Lonnie is the name given by Taswegians to this city, which is rich in history, culture, and food.

There are many things to see, do, and explore in this quaint little city. The city is also a hub for travelers looking to explore the surrounding area. Many guided tours leave from Lonnie, and you can also find a wide range of heritage-listed accommodations.


MONA is one of the most bizarre things to do in Tasmania. The Museum of Old and New in Hobart is unlike any other museum I have ever visited.

The largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere, this quirky collection of ancient art, modern art, and contemporary is a mix of all three. If you want to have a unique experience in Tasmania, MONA is the place for you.

MONA is listed in many Tasmanian travel guides, but I wouldn’t call it a must-do. If you want to see one of the most bizarre attractions on the island, then go and check it out.

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