Setting sail from Hobart
Tasmania's capital has been revitalised in recent years with a slew of new museums, restaurant openings and festivals. Hobart's highlights include the provocative Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the lively waterfront and a thriving foodie and craft beer scene.
Australia: Port Davey (Tasmania), Grassy (King Island)
Australia: Iles des Phoques (Tasmania)
Australia: Maria Island
Maria Island, off the east coast of Tasmania, was formerly a convict probation station, and is now part of a protected national park that provides a refuge for wildlife including the endangered Tasmanian devil. The island is also home to some 125 bird species, including emus, swift parrots and forty-spotted pardalotes.
Australia: Port Arthur (Tasmania)
Set amongst the dramatic beauty of the Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur is a former convict settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the partially restored ruins really bring Australia’s colonial history to life. The Island of the Dead, a convict cemetery that sits on its own island, is said to be one of the most haunted places in the country.
Australia: Tasman Peninsula (Tasmania)
Arriving in Hobart
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