Mobile Living Made Easy Australia Issue 15 - Page 5

FEATURE — OUR TASMANIAN ESCAPE

OUR TOP 5 DESTINATIONS IN TASMANIA

You cannot make a wrong turn in Tasmania , but if you ’ re searching for the must-see places to see , here are our top 5 recommendations .
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
The crown jewel of Tasmania is considered to be Freycinet National Park , home to the world-famous Wineglass Bay . A walk to the lookout provides that postcard-perfect view , but it ' s worth continuing down the steep stairs to the bay itself , where you can spend the day swimming and sunbathing in paradise .
A number of more challenging hikes are possible here , including the 3-day , 38km Peninsula Circuit . Our favourite though was the climb to the summit of Mt Amos . The trail can be treacherous in bad weather , but on a dry , clear morning you ’ ll be rewarded with captivating vistas over Wineglass Bay . You won ’ t find a better sunrise spot in all of Tasmania !
IMAGE CREDIT : JARRYD SALEM AND ALESHA BRADFORD
IMAGE CREDIT : JARRYD SALEM AND ALESHA BRADFORD
TASMAN PENINSULA
The Tasman Peninsula is one of the most popular destinations in Tasmania , thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site . And while your first day should definitely be spent at the significant convict settlement , don ’ t leave the Peninsula just yet .
Close by you ’ ll find the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere , which are worth seeing from the base on a boat cruise . Standing on top though is mesmerising , so hike out to Cape Pillar , Cape Hauy or Cape Raoul for a view that will take your breath away .
Further north you ’ ll find the Tessellated Pavement , Tasman Arch and Devil ’ s Kitchen , all fantastic spots for geology lovers . And you can ’ t beat camping at Fortescue Bay , where you can step outside your van and straight onto a sprawling , pristine beach .
Have a few days up your sleeve here ? Tackle the legendary Three Capes Track , one of Australia ’ s top multi-day treks .
Mobile living made easy . — 05