The many parks and reserves including World Heritage Sites cover some 45% of this island state. These are some of the most wild and remote areas that can easily be enjoyed when visiting Tasmania, or you can take longer journeys along stunning and breathtaking scenery.
You can experience many of the parks within a short drive to see things like seeing penguins in their environment, go kayaking down pristine whitewater rivers, feed native animals at a wild life park, discover convict history or fish the waters off the coast.
Many thousands of years ago, Tasmania was under vast glaciers, leaving a wild and rugged landscape. Deep valleys of rainforest, steep cliffs, fast rivers and towering peaks mark the island, a dream destination for those longing to explore.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers some 20% of the island, encompassing places like Cradle Mountain in the north, which offers grand views. The park extends to the rugged coastline in the south,covering . See Map.
There are many other National Parks to explore, each offering unique experiences and nature at its best. You do not have go on long treks, although there are plenty of places to do that, there are many that are easy to experience: Tasmania National Parks.
Accommodation offered in Tasmania include hotels, mountain and seaside lodges, serviced apartments and bed and breakfasts.
Main Photo: Tasmania Freycinet National Park. Saffire Freycinet, Luxury Lodges of Australia, Tasmania, Credit: Saffire Freycinet
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