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Tasmania is an archipelago of 334 islands at the very bottom of Australia and north of Antarctica. It is surrounded by and covered in crystal clear water and wrapped in the world’s purest air.

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Squeaky Beaches

The one thing you will notice about our beaches is their beauty. Picture-perfect white sand and bright blue crystal-clear water reach out to the horizon as far as the eye can see. Don’t be alarmed if you see someone else on the same beach. Simply say ‘Hi’.

Bring your bathers if you want to take a dip in the brine once you make it to The Gardens, Bay of Fires.
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The Lady Nelson was the first ship to sail from west to east through the tortuous Bass strait, charting the then unknown coastline in the 1800’s. You can sail on a replica in Hobart’s constitution dock.

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Why is Wineglass Bay called Wineglass Bay? Whalers used chase and harpoon passing whales, then tow them to shore resulting in the bay being dyed red with blood – like rich red wine in a glass.

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Our Beaches Are Squeaky Clean

And no wonder! We have the cleanest water, the cleanest clouds, all thanks to the world’s cleanest air. If you want to explore our beautiful clean beaches, here’s how…

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10 Beaches You Must Visit

10 Beaches You Must Visit

Wineglass Bay

Famous for: Dazzling white sand and sparkling blue water

10 Beaches You Must Visit

Friendly Beaches

Famous for: Abundance in native wildlife

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Bay of Fires

Famous for: Incredible rock formations (orange-hued granite)

10 Beaches You Must Visit

Cloudy Bay (Bruny Island)

Famous for: Flawless three-mile stretch of sand

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Beerbarrel Beach

Famous for: Being a local secret

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South Cape Bay

Famous for: Exposure to the Roaring 40s

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Fortescue Bay

Famous for: Crystal clear water

10 Beaches You Must Visit

Bakers Beach

Famous for: A quick dip

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Honeymoon Bay

Famous for: beauty

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Boat Harbour Beach

Famous for: seaside village vibe

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The white wallabies of Bruny Island live around the south side of Adventure Bay. Their snow-white fur, pink eyes, claws, and the nose is a result of a rare genetic mutation resulting in an imbalance of melanin.

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You may think Tasmania is one island but in actual fact, it’s an archipelago of 334 islands made up of beautiful coastlines and beaches and when added up has more beaches and coastlines than NSW and Victoria put together.

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Stay at one of the top ten beaches in the world

Uniquely located inside Freycinet National Park with a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards you will find Freycinet Lodge.
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Swing a club at one of the world's top ten golf courses

Rolling farmlands meet the rugged northeast coastline, Barnbougle Golf course is touted by golfers as a global favourite, resonating with ancient Scotland and Ireland and offering true golfing treasures whether you are an enthusiast or social golfer.
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Aboriginal cultural walk to the Bay of Fires

The wukalina walk is a three night, four day Aboriginal owned and operated guided walk based around the magnificent natural landscape of the larapuna/Bay of Fires and wukalina /Mt William areas.
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Fly over Maria Island's stunning coastline

Experience the spectacular scenery of the East Coast of Tasmania from the air, ground and sea, on this half day tour including landing at Maria Island
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Discover Freycinet's lesser known beauty spots on a Quad Bike

Quad bike along 4WD tracks through the coastal forest to pristine, white sandy beaches that can only otherwise be accessed on foot.
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Eat seafood straight from the ocean

See your guide dive for abalone, sea urchin and catch rock lobster and enjoy local Tasmanian beer and wine while the catch is turned into a delicious seafood feast.
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Things to do with beaches

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  • Beachside Luxury
  • World Class Golf
  • Bay of Fires Walk
  • Fly over Maria Island
  • Coastal Quad Biking
  • Seafood Seduction
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Epic Coasts

If you were to stand on the edge of Cape Grim and stare out into the Southern Ocean, take a deep breathe. This air carried from Chile skimming the Southern Ocean for thousands and thousands of kilometres by the infamous Roaring 40s is the cleanest air in the world.

Edging along the tops of cliffs that soar more than 300m above the unruly Southern Ocean, the Three Capes Track has quickly assumed the mantle of Australia’s most intriguing bushwalk.
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In January 1834 the final ship built at Sarah Island was stolen by the ten convicts left there to complete her. They sailed the Frederick to Chile. The four were eventually caught and returned to Hobart for trial, but were spared from the gallows on a legal technicality.

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The sinking of the Cataraqui was Australia’s worst ever maritime civil disaster incident, claiming the lives of 400 people. She sank off Fitzmaurice Bay on King Island on 4 August 1845 after encountered a severe storm. The only nine survivors were stranded on King Island for five weeks until they were rescued.

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Rich Stories, Sea Life and Unique Experiences

Around every corner and down every coastal road and track, you will be blown away by our beautiful yet sometimes brutal coastlines. So, immerse yourself in coastal life…

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10 Coastlines You Must Visit

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10 Coastlines You Must Visit

East coast

Famous for: Orange granite
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Tasman peninsula /waterfall bay

Famous for: Natural brutality
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The wild West Coast

Famous for: Pure white sands and crystal-clear waters
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Bay of Fires

Famous for: Crystal-clear waters
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King Island

Famous for: Remoteness
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Table Cape

Famous for: Tulips
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Hells gates

Famous for: Being dangerous
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Tessated pavement

Famous for: Natural patterns
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Bruny Neck

Famous for: The breath-taking view
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The Nut

Famous for: An ancient volcanic plug

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Take a true end-of-the-world location, add huge, unpredictable and just downright dangerous waves, and throw in some hungry great white sharks for good measure – that’s the forbidding recipe for Shipstern’s Bluff, Tasman Peninsula, one of the world’s most extreme surfing spots.

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Almost every climber on earth knows the "Tote" or Totem Pole which is the needle-thin, 65-metre-high sea stack rises immediately beside Cape Hauy, Tasman Peninsula. Its slender, seemingly fragile figure seems to defy logic against the constant fury of the Southern Ocean that buffets it.

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Take Scenic flight over the most spectacular coastlines

See the world's most beautiful scenery in just a few hours experiencing rugged coastlines, towering cliffs, rainforest gorges full of wild rivers and white untouched sandy beaches.
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Walk the three capes along some of the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere

Experience breathtaking scenery, get as close as you dare to the highest sea cliffs, look out at an ocean where the next land mass is Antarctica and truly marvel at how spectacular nature is. If experiences can be transformative – the Three Capes Track will definitely change the way you see things.
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Whale watching at Frederick Henry Bay and Great Oyster Bay

You'll be able to catch a whales migrating northward to the Australian mainland for mating between May and July. They then migrate back South between September and November. Best viewing points include Frederick Henry Bay and Great Oyster Bay.
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Take a trip through time on the Gordon River

Take a majestic river cruise from Macquarie Harbour through the Gordon River where you follow the river’s journey through Tasmania's heartland and world heritage wilderness and spot ancient Huon Pines.
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Kayak with fur seals

Get up-close and personal with the southern hemisphere's highest sea cliffs and resident Australian fur seals on a Kayak.
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Watch the Aurora Australis from Strahan

The Aurora Australis, otherwise known as the Southern Lights is surprising delight and well worth the trip to Tasmania, where it can best be viewed. Many describe this natural phenomena as a dance of lights across the sky and a memory that will last a lifetime.
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Six ideas to do with coastlines

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  • Scenic flights
  • Three Capes
  • Whale Watching
  • Gordon River Cruise
  • Kayak with fur seals
  • Aurora Australis
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Inland Water

The area’s rugged and isolated wilderness is home to some of the world’s most beautiful rivers, lakes and waterfalls. A vast majority of our inland waters is protected by United Nations as World Heritage – and it satisfied more criteria than any other World Heritage area on Earth.

They were first named the Brownings Falls after the original discoverer, circa1856, but were known as the Russell Falls after 1884, by which time they were already a popular tourist attraction.
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The first trout eggs were introduced in Tasmania May 1864. The trout quickly became established throughout the Tasmania’s lakes and streams and the foundation of today’s trout recreational fisheries had been laid.

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The story of the Lake Margaret Power Station is one of pioneering ingenuity and Anthony’s hydro tour covers a remarkable 100-year journey. No coal, depleted forest reserves, but a high annual rainfall lead to the decision to harness the power of running water to provide electricity.

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Untamed Rapids Surging Through Gorges and Waterfalls Plummeting over Cliffs.

Every road you take, every track you walk will lead you to majestic locations. Dig deeper and discover the magic of our inland waters…

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10 Inland Waters You Must Visit

10 Inland Waters You Must Visit

Cataract gorge

Famous for: beauty
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Lake St. Clair

Famous for: Walking tracks

10 Inland Waters You Must Visit

Russell falls

Famous for: Mesmerising waterfall

10 Inland Waters You Must Visit

Tamar River

Famous for: Surrounding vineyards

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Snug Falls

Famous for: seclusion

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South Esk River

Famous for: Surrounding farm lands

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Gordon River

Famous for: beauty

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River Derwent

Famous for: Trout

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Dove Lake (Cradle Mt)

Famous for: Glacier-sculpted mountain peaks

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Richond River

Famous for: Oldest bridge in Australia

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Tasmania has a mild, temperate maritime climate with four distinct seasons, making it the ideal location for production of premium food and wine.
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The Overland Track is one of Australia's most famous hiking tracks runs for 65 kilometres (40 mi) from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair taking five or six days to walk. The record time is 7 hours and 25 minutes, achieved by Andy Kromar during the Cradle Mountain Run.
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Rafting the Franklin, one of the world’s last great wild rivers

Tasmania's famous Franklin River is synonymous with wilderness conservation. The Franklin is one of the world's last great wild rivers and it forges through the rugged south west of Tasmania, through deep gorges, quiet pools and magnificent temperate rainforest.
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Fly fish in glacial highland lakes brimming with wild brown trout

With glacial highland lakes brimming with wild brown trout Tasmania offers the ultimate in trout fishing. The many lakes, rivers and streams coupled with beautiful, unspoiled environment attracts trout fishers from all over the world.
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Walk the stunning Dove lake circuit at cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain can be enjoyed in a number of different ways. Hiking, horseback riding, canyoning, quad biking, canoeing, fly fishing, mountain biking, boating tours on Lake St. Clair, or wildlife tours could be an exciting adventure for the entire family.
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See a wombat in the wild

See a wombat in the wild in the lakes of the Tasmanian Central Highlands. These lumbering marsupials are tame, look to be overweight and are rather homely. It's the perfect recipe for "ugly-cute" which make them lovingly endearing
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Walk to picturesque Liffey Falls

Liffey Falls is a arguably one of Tasmania’s prized waterfalls to visit. Located south-east of Deloraine, Liffey falls is a tiered sandstone waterfall that is nestled within stunning eucalypt forests.
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Spot a platypus on the Leven River

Cruise the Leven River in the Central North Coast of Tasmania and its surrounds, bird-life, try to spot the elusive platypus, the sea eagles, azure kingfisher and more... Enjoy the changing natural light that casts a splendor of colours over the changing river scenery of amazing reflections and natural features of the Leven River.
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Six ideas to do with inland waters

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  • Rafting Franklin River
  • Fly fishing
  • Walk Dove Lake Circuit
  • Wombat
  • Liffey Falls
  • Leven River
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