I recently travelled around Tasmania on a self-drive tour. Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart, a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; a pleasant, temperate climate; wonderful wine and food; a rich history; and a relaxed island lifestyle.
Tasmania is a natural island, a land of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, tall forests and sparkling highland lakes. Over a third of the state is reserved in a network of National Parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a refuge and habitat for rare plants and animals. Tasmania has more than 2000 km of walking tracks and 18 national parks. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.38 million hectares.
In this blog post, I’ll show you Tasmania’s breathtaking scenery in 23 photos I took in the recent self-drive tour. I’ll include the Google Maps locations above each photo, I hope they help you plan your trip and start to experience the beautiful nature and laid back lifestyle of this enchanted island.
(Travelled on the Gordon River Cruise)