Coal Mines Historic Site Convict Precinct Walk Tasman Peninsula Tasmania Australia Hike Penal Colony Tour
If you think being a prisoner at a Tasmanian penal colony sounds bad, add coal mining to that prison sentence and you get something truly awful. Such was the case in the 1830s and 40s when, just after the famous Port Arthur Penal Colony was established, convict laborers were sent to another part of the Tasman Peninsula to work in coal mines (and you can imagine that... Read more.
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Distance: 0.8 kilometers / 0.5 miles – Elevation change: 10 meters / 30 feet
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Cape Raoul Track Tasman Peninsula Bushwalk Tasman National Park Stormlea Tasmania Cape Raoul Cliffs Walk
With some of the tallest sea cliffs in Australia, Cape Raoul is a daunting promontory jutting south from the Tasman Peninsula. While it is listed as one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, this hike is longer and harder than other tracks on that list at 12 to 14 kilometers (7.45 to 8.7 miles) round trip. The out and back bushwalk follows a track through wild vegetation... Read more.
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Distance: 14 kilometers / 8.7 miles – Elevation change: 225 meters / 820 feet
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Tasmans Arch Devils Kitchen Lookout Tasman Peninsula Walk Tasman National Park Eaglehawk Neck Devil's Kitchen Tasman's Arch Sea Cliffs
The Tasman Peninsula extends into the Tasman Sea in the southeast corner of Tasmania. While the peninsula was once used as a penitentiary, a visit to the peninsula's impressive coastline today will feel like anything but prison. Just south of the narrow isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck, the east coast of the peninsula has several easy-to-reach wonders, including Tasmans Arch... Read more.
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Distance: 0.9 kilometers / 0.55 miles – Elevation change: 5 meters / 15 feet
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Tasman Blowhole Fossil Bay Lookout Tasman Peninsula Tasman National Park The Blowhole Eaglehawk Neck Doo Town Fossil Bay Walk
The Tasman Peninsula extends into the Tasman Sea in the southeast corner of Tasmania. While the peninsula was once used as a penitentiary, a visit to the peninsula's impressive coastline today will feel like anything but prison. Just south of the narrow isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck, the east coast of the peninsula has several easy-to-reach wonders, including the Blowhole... Read more.
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Distance: 0.45 kilometers / 0.3 miles – Elevation change: 10 meters / 30 feet
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Camping Lime Bay State Reserve Campground Tasmania Australia Lime Bay Campsites Tasman Peninsula
If you're on the lookout for a campground on the Tasmanian coast with grassy plots shaded by eucalyptus trees, don't overlook Lime Bay State Reserve. This off-the-beaten-path campground is located on a remote thumb of the Tasman Peninsula, set in a picturesque bay with light sand beaches framing the campground on both sides.Lime Bay State Reserve CampgroundLime... Read more.
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Hazards Beach Wineglass Bay Circuit Freycinet National Park Wineglass Bay Track Loop Tasmania Australia Freycinet Peninsula Hazards Beach Track Wineglass Bay Lookout Hike
Wineglass Bay is one of the top-rate beaches in Australia, and a premier destination for hikers in Freycinet National Park. A great way to see Wineglass Bay and the beautiful beach on the opposite side of the peninsula is to hike Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit, a loop of 11.5 kilometers (7.15 miles) or more if you walk out on the beach at Wineglass Bay and take... Read more.
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Distance: 12 kilometers / 7.45 miles – Elevation change: 220 meters / 725 feet
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Richardsons Beach Campground Freycinet National Park Coles Bay camping Freycinet Peninsula Tasmania Australia
Freycinet National Park's main campground is popular for a reason. Its campsites are spaced out behind an inviting sandy beach in a bay at the top of Freycinet Peninsula's sheltered west coast. Richardsons Beach Campground boast fine bay views and is close to the town of Coles Bay and walking tracks in Freycinet National Park. With both powered and non-powered sites,... Read more.
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse Freycinet National Park Tasmania Australia Freycinet Peninsula Cape Tourville Track
Freycinet National Park preserves a picturesque peninsula on Tasmania's east coast. The park's beaches are the pride of Tasmania, and if you've got slightly loftier ambitions, and you can get a great overview of the peninsula from Cape Tourville. An easy 600-meter long trail loops around this promontory on the peninsula's east coast, crossing 100-meter tall granite... Read more.
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Friendly Beaches Freycinet National Park Coles Bay Beach Walk Tasmania Australia
Visit long stretches of light sand running along the pristine east coast of Tasmania north of the Freycinet Peninsula. The trail to Friendly Beaches is listed as one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, and it takes little effort to get from the car park to the beach. A 10-meter long boardwalk leads to an overlook behind the beach and another 10 meters of steps take you... Read more.
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Camping Mayfield Beach Conservation Area Campground Tasmania Australia Campsites
Mayfield Beach Conservation Area is located near the town of Swansea about halfway up the east coast of Tasmania. Also know as Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve and Mayfield Bay Conservation Area, the small preserve runs along the west side of Great Oyster Bay across from Freycinet Peninsula and has a free campground set just behind a long sandy beach. The campground is just... Read more.
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