Sunday, February 26, 2017

Travel in Tasmania

Travael in Tasmania

Looking at a map of the world, Tasmania is a small island of mainland Australia. Don't let small size not convince you that it is a destination for a day or two. Tasmania is jam packed with friendly wildlife, a food and wine, whisky award winning, beautiful landscapes and little fresh air on the planet. Adds that she was named fourth "Top 10 regions of the world to visit in 2015" of Lonely Planet on and then ask you "why have I not visited?

Wombat, Tasmania

Tasmania is separated from mainland Australia by Bass Strait and is accessible by plane or by ferry. Its capital, Hobart, is the second oldest Australia capital and has a rich history convict. While charm is prominent, splashes of modern architecture complete this compact city with a vibrant energy. The best place to enjoy the view of Hobart and the Derwent River is the top of Mount Wellington, 20 minutes from Hobart with 18 000 hectares of natural and wild beauty.

Back in the city, you can stroll in front of the colonial architecture and the streets paved in Salamanca Place. Explore the shops, galleries, theatres, bars and restaurants which are now housed in the warehouses of the 1830s. On Saturday, this waterfront comes alive with markets of exciting Salamanca where you can meet producers of local products, unique to find crafts and lose yourself in the friendly bustle.

Step back in time in Port Arthur and learn what life was like as a prisoner of the middle of the 19th century. It has been described as the 'inescapable prison' as it was separated from Tasmania by a narrow section of land surrounded by shark-infested waters. Take a guided tour through the many buildings, ruins and restored houses that built the 1 100 prisoners. Cruise to the Isle of the dead, where those who died at the prison was buried and hear the strange apparitions and ghostly cries which are regularly reported in the two sites.

Bluestone Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania

Tasmanian Devil

For something a little lighter, don't forget to take a trip to the islands of Bruny and Maria. Maria Island is a natural wildlife sanctuary that is home to many wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and Tasmanian Devils. The waters around the island include a reserve Navy where the seals and whales are regularly makes clear water and seen for snorkeling and spectacular diving.

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Bruny Island has some beautifully preserved wilderness of Tasmania with an abundance of wildlife and high cliffs with picturesque views of long sandy beaches and the coastal landscape. Discovery of the island from the many amazing hiking trails or take the water to discover the beautiful coast and see fairy penguins and sea lions call this place home.

A fifth State, 1.4 million hectares, is designated region of heritage Tasmania wild which consists of a number of reserves and national parks and conservation areas including national parks of Freycinet, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair, to the Southwest, Mount Field and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers.

Take the time to see some of these remarkable sites on your travels. Popular sites include national parks of Freycinet Wineglass Bay, considered one of the beaches of ten albums in the world. Here you can swim, snorkel and dive by car from the beautiful white sandy beach that contrasts with the stairs pink and grey granite peaks. National Park of the mount William has the jaw drop Bay of Fires its turquoise waters, beautiful white beach and huge orange rocks framing the landscape. The crystal clear lagoons, bays and coves offer an array of marine life to discover the underwater caves and scenic reefs.

The Gardens, Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Whiskey Distillery, Burnie, Tasmania

Once again, unlike its size, Tasmania is a giant in Australia a rich food and wine scene. Experience sound incredibly products and sophisticated culinary offer as you make your way across Tasmania. Its production levels at small-scale, organic farming practices and rich soil, fresh and pure air combine to inspire producers to produce authentic experiences of food and drink.

Pair of your dining experience with one of the many cool climate wines, ciders, or craft beers, or something a little different taste, one of the peak whisky distilled Premium offers. Take your love of alcohol on the road and discover the many trails across Tasmania which will take you on a journey through magnificent landscapes and picturesque villages stopping in some of the most prominent and wineries and distilleries where you can meet passionate people behind these labels.

While Tasmania is the smallest State in Australia, that dictates any of the variety or quality of options for visitors.