Top things to do in Tasmania

Top Choice National Park in The East Coast

Freycinet National Park

Framed by some of the state's finest beaches and rising into spectacular low mountains, Freycinet incorporates the southern end of Freycinet Peninsula, people-free Schouten Island and the lesser-known Friendly Beach…
Top Choice Museum in MONA & Northern Hobart

MONA

Twelve kilometres north of Hobart's city centre, MONA is burrowed into the Triassic sandstone of a peninsula jutting into the Derwent River. Arrayed across three underground levels, the $75-million museum created by…
Top Choice Street in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Place

This picturesque row of three- and four-storey sandstone warehouses is a classic example of Australian colonial architecture. Dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s, Salamanca Pl was then the waterfront – good…
Top Choice National Park in Cradle Country & The West

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Part of the World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness, this 1614-sq-km national park incorporates the state's most famous mountain (the eponymous Cradle Mountain), two of its best-known lakes (Lake St Clair and Dov…
Top Choice National Park in Cradle Country & The West

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

This World Heritage–listed national park came to prominence when the wild Franklin River was very publicly saved from hydroelectric immersion in the 1980s. The park embraces the Franklin and Gordon Rivers – two of T…
Top Choice Sports in Hobart

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Maxi-yachts competing in the world's most gruelling open-ocean race start arriving in Hobart around 28 December – just in time for New Year’s Eve. (Yachties sure can party…). Check the yachts out in Constitution Doc…
Top Choice Cultural in Hobart

Dark MOFO

The sinister sister of Launceston's MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO broods in the half-light of June's winter solstice. Expect live music, installations, readings, film noir, bonfires, red wine and the dark and delightful Wint…
Top Choice Historic Site in Port Arthur

Port Arthur Historic Site

This amazing World Heritage–listed convict site is one of Tasmania’s big-ticket attractions. The dozens of structures here are best understood via guided tour (included with admission). The feared Separate Prison wa…
Top Choice Mountain in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Ribbed with its striking Organ Pipes cliffs, kunanyi/Mt Wellington (1271m) towers over Hobart like a benevolent overlord. The view from the top stretches over Hobart and much of the state's south, and the slopes are…
Top Choice Park in Launceston

Cataract Gorge

At magnificent Cataract Gorge, right at the city centre's edge, the bushland, cliffs and ice-cold South Esk River feel a million miles from town. At First Basin there’s a free (chilly) outdoor swimming pool (Novembe…