Tasmania - Travel Feature

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 15:12


A state of it's own, Tasmania is often known as the "Apple Isle". Situated across the dangerous Bass Strait, Tassie enjoys a cool climate and sparse population. Much of the state is dense wilderness; there are no deserts or sunburnt plains, it is in fact covered with mountains, streams, rivers, forests and swamps. Enjoying a small population for its size, more than 25% of the island is protected by National Parks and reserves. World Heritage areas take up one fifth of the island in a region stretching from Cradle Mountain in the north to South West Cape and the island beyond. This area contains pristine wilderness, raging rivers and more than 1000 km of walking trails. It is the most wooded and rugged state with much of the southwest still unexplored. With very few roads, Tasmania remains a naturalists delight.

4WD highlights include Bruny Island, just 35km from Hobart; the St Helens - Launceston loop in the North East taking in Mt William National Park and Bay of Fires; the World Heritage wilderness area around the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers NP and Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair; and the Lake Pedder region on Gordon River Rd.

To help you explore this region, ExplorOz has a dedicated Trek Note Section for Tasmania, which features the following individual treks; Arthur River to Corinna, Bay of Fires, Bruny Island, Devonport to Cradle Valley, Freycinet National Park, Montezuma Falls and Ring River, Sandy Cape Track, Sarah Anne and Couta Rocks,Strahan to Wynyard via Murchison Hwy and Zeehan Spray Tunnel.

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