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Photographs of Tasmania

 


Photographs of Tasmania

(to show you what an awesome destination it is for family holidays)


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The Apsley River Gorge! You can hike into this gorge and explore the semi-dry river bed; finding your own small and secluded waterholes and waterfalls to play in.  It’s located in the Douglas-Apsley National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. Check out our experience of the Apsley Waterhole and Gorge walk with young kids here!
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The Apsley River water hole!  It’s a short ten minute stroll from the parking lot down to this water hole in the Douglas-Apsley National Park (east coast of Tasmania).  If you hike into the gorge (see the above photo) you will cross over this water hole at the beginning of the hike.  The water is pretty cold and it’s popular with locals in the summer months.
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The Bay of Fires is an extremely beautiful white sand and azure water stretch of coastline on the East Coast of Tasmania. It’s well known for its clusters of large smooth boulders covered in bright orange lichen.  Read about our experience at the Bay of Fires with kids here.
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More Bay of Fires! This stretch of coastline is an absolute must see when exploring Tasmania.
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The Blow Hole at the small town of Bicheno. Ok, this photo doesn’t look all that appealing. However, the kids loved this! Bicheno is also a really awesome place to base yourself for a few days. It’s a small town with a lot to offer and has it’s own stunning beaches to explore.
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The Cape Hauy walking track on the Tasman Peninsula has some really ruggedly awesome coastline views.  Read about my experience of this challenging walk with young kids here.



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More of the dramatic dolerite cliffs on view when hiking the Cape Hauy Track on the Tasman Peninsula
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Some of the cute wildlife you will spot when exploring Tasmania. This little cutie was right beside the walking track at the beginning of the Cape Hauy Walk on the Tasman Peninsula.
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Fortescue Bay on the Tasman Peninsula. It’s just beautiful and the best thing about it …. you can camp there!
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Views from the Cape Tourville Lighthouse board walk on the Freycinet Peninsula (east coast tasmania). This 600m walk has enough signage and scenery to occupy the kids and culminates at a lighthouse before returning back to the parking lot. Read about our experience of walking this short track with kids here.
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The towering spires of Cradle Mountain. You can’t visit Tasmania and not pay a visit to the Cradle Mountain area!
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The iconic boat shed on the shores of Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park. Read about our experience of walking this 6 km circuit around Dove Lake with young kids here.
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Denison Beach is an extremely pretty beach located at the small town of Bicheno on the east coast of Tasmania. Bicheno is a fantastic place to base yourself for a few days due to it’s small town vibe, beautiful beaches and proximity to other awesome places like the Douglas-Apsley National Park. As that it’s only approximately 40 km from the Freycinet Peninsula, you might consider staying in Bicheno as a cheaper alternative to the peninsula itself.



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More Denison Beach in Bicheno. The clean sand, calm water and smooth boulders to jump off ensured the kids weren’t bored here!
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Evercreech Forest Reserve is home to the tallest white gums in the world. How awesome is that! Read about our experience visiting Evercreech Forest Reserve with kids here.
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Ruins to explore at the Coal Mines Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula. This awesome place is free to visit and the kids loved exploring it at their own pace. Read about our experience visiting the Coal Mines Historic Site with kids here.
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More Coal Mines Historic Site. There is plenty of green grass for kids to run around on when doing this self guided walking tour. Check out my list of awesome free things to see with kids on the Tasman Peninsula here.
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Pay a visit to the Honey Badger Cafe in Hobart and try one of these unique toasties. The cheese is on the outside! They also do a pretty awesome pancake stack that contains bacon, nutella, caramel salted sauce and bananas.
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Honeymoon Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula. The water is incredibly clear here and kids will love scrambling over the pink tinged oversized smooth boulders.
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Kelvedon Beach on the east coast of Tasmania. There are plenty of opportunities to pull up at deserted beaches when driving the east coast.
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Camp or park your RV/motorhome at Mole Creek Caravan Park, just 4 km from the very small town of Mole Creek in Central North Tasmania. There were platypus in that creek!
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Views from the popular Mount Wellington near Hobart. Don’t worry, you don’t have to hike up. You can drive your vehicle all the way to the top!
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Did I mention the wildlife is really cute? These pademelons visit at dusk and dawn when staying at the Port Arthur Holiday Park on the Tasman Peninsula.
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The Tasman Arch on the Tasman Peninsula. There is a lot to see and do on the Tasman Peninsula. Make sure you allow a few days here and don’t just visit as a day trip!
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Explore eight different mazes (four of them botanical) at Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot. Wondering what on earth that is? Read my blog here on our experience with kids at this awesome attraction!
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The humorous scale model village at Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot. This place was awesome and fun for all ages!
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The Tessellated Pavement on the Tasman Peninsula. This is really unique and if you can time low tide with sunset, you will get some amazing pictures! (I didn’t time it right unfortunately)
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Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula. This lookout is a really popular walk with tourists. The track wasn’t opened when we visited but you can actually walk down to that beautiful white sand beach. Check out this list of 60 Great Short Walks published by Tasmania’s National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this walk, as well as 59 other awesome walks.





Visiting With Kids

In general, Tasmania is a great place to holiday with kids.  There are lots of outdoors activities and lots of national parks to explore.

You can be soaking up the sun on beautiful beaches on the east coast one day, and having a snow fight in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park the next.


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