Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Places of interest include Southwest National Park (the largest national park in Tasmania), Russell Falls (a pretty natural attraction), Port Arthur (which still has preserved sandstone prison buildings and rock formations on its coast) and Wineglass Bay (with a range of pink and grey peaks that form part of the Freycinet National Park). Hitch a ride aboard the reconstructed West Coast Wilderness Railway or stroll along Salamanca Place (the capital’s historic waterfront with its rows of Gregorian sandstone buildings dating back to the nineteenth century).
Bask in the festive atmosphere of this small state. The Falls Festival at Marion Bay is a popular music event that takes place on New Year’s Eve, while the Southern Roots Festival is held in the capital city on Easter. Sporting events include the five-day Targa Tasmania road rally and the annual Sydney-To-Hobart Yacht Race.