Question:

What can I do in Tasmania?

# 3: Wilderness Adventure, Tasmania

There's scope in Tasmania for every kind of wilderness adventure - from hard multi-day bushwalks to relaxing day trips from a comfortable base camp. We can arrange them all, in an area of the state that best suits your needs.
On our small island there are many opportunities for adventurous travel of all kinds. Whether you want to climb high peaks, explore rainforest or walk deserted beaches. We can find a place to do it.
Some people like to carry their own gear - others are happy with a day pack. We can put together a team of porters to do the grunting for you. Let them worry about their backs and knees, while you enjoy the scenery!
Believe it or not, we've taken a cordon bleu chef into the wilderness, and backpacked crayfish and Tassie champagne. But we're just as comfortable with fuel stoves and freeze-drieds. Which way do you want to go?
We know how to plan a Tasmanian wilderness adventure to suit your ambitions, fitness and budget. Our mountains and wild coastlines are waiting for you. Phone Richard Bennett today - or jot a note on your business card and mail it to us, and we'll send you a fact sheet detailing some of the exciting possibilities for your Tasmanian adventure.
Wilderness Adventure, Tasmania

Diego Bernacchi

Diego Bernacchi (1853-1925)
Bernacchi was a silk merchant in Italy before he came to Tasmania and became and entrepreneur on Maria Island, off the east coast. With great energy he founded a silkworm farm, marble and limestone quarries, a cement works, a timber company and a small town for workers. The Grand Hotel was one of its many amenities and comforts. In the light of modern industries perhaps his most important achievement was to plant 99 hectares (245 acres) of grape vines and produce wines that won medals in Melbourne competitions. He eventually became ill, moved to Melbourne and died. The industries and settlement that he had founded declined and the town was abandoned. Visitors to Maria Island (now a national park) will see fascinating remnants of Bernacchi's endeavour.

Trout Fishing

Tasmania offers the ultimate in trout fishing. The myriad rivers and streams, lakes and tarns are an anglers' paradise. It is a beautiful, unspoilt environment that attracts fishermen from around the world.....Read the full article: Tasmanian Trout Fishing

Fauna general

Tasmania is richly populated with mammals, birds and frogs. Some mammals give birth to young in the usual way, but some lay eggs and some give birth to tiny partly formed young that live in the mother's pouch until they are fully formed. Many mammals are nocturnal and not easy to spot in the wild. Whales, dolphins, seals and many kinds of shell and scale fish are found in the surrounding oceans.

Game Fishing

Tasmanian game-fishing waters stretching from St Helens in the north, all the way down the east coast to the Tasman Peninsula, are home to more than 20 national gamefish records. During the season the challenges on offer include striped marlin, broadbill swordfish, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore tuna, and mako sharks. Increasingly popular these days is the hunt for mako sharks, a superb gamefish. While St Helens has the largest charter fleet, Bicheno, the Freycinet Peninsula, and the Tasman Peninsula, are also popular. The St Helens Game Fishing Classic, is the highlight of the year for locals and an increasing number of interstate visitors.

Heritage walks

All around the state there's a range of guided and self-guided walking tours to help you explore our cities, towns and country villages. Take a stroll along the quiet streets of Heritage Highway towns like Ross, Oatlands and Campbell Town; through the historic lanes of Battery Point and Hobart's docklands; past Launceston's grand Victorian-era streetscapes; around the seaside village of Stanley in the far North West or the broad streets of Bothwell, on the edge of the Central Plateau

# 10: The Pines Resort, Tas

* The Pines Resort is doubly blessed - adjacent to the shores of Seven Mile Beach, yet only 15 minutes drive from Hobart.
* The resort boasts superbly appointed 2 bedroom units. Designed with your comfort in mind all feature colour television, wall to wall carpet, direct dial telephones, electric blankets, fully equipped kitchens and even a laundry. Enjoy the flexibility to cater for yourself or dine at the licensed bistro.
* An all weather championship tennis court, swimming pool, spa and sauna, BMX Bike track (bike and helmet hire available) and games room complete the resorts recreational facilities whilst Royal Hobart Golf Course is situated alongside the resort.
The Pines Resort

Fishing

Fishing in Tasmania
Tasmania has one of the world's last great wild fisheries. In the estuaries of our rivers, you can troll for big, hard-fighting sea-run trout and salmon – or head for blue water and test your game fishing skill against tuna and marlin.Fishing guides and charter boat skippers know times, tides and weather – they can provide everything you need for a memorable fishing holiday.

Aboriginal Culture

Tens of thousands of years ago, the first Tasmanians walked here across the land bridge from mainland Australia. When sea levels rose after the last Ice Age, Tasmanian Aborigines were isolated for 10,000 years until Europeans arrived and settled in the beginning of the 19th century. Today's Tasmanian Aboriginal community retains strong links to the land. On many Tasmanian coasts there are Aboriginal midden sites, where generations of people cooked shellfish meals – please respect these special places and leave them undisturbed. To gain some insights into the Tasmanian Aboriginal community's view of life and land, visit the Tiagarra Centre on Devonport's Bluff.

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park: Situated 212km north-east of Hobart Freycinet National Park is accessed through the town of Coles Bay. Three spectacular rugged red granite peaks, Amos, Dove, and Mayson are surrounded by charming bays, white beaches and rocky headlands. There many good walks including a day walk around the peninsula with a lunch stop at Cookes Beach and a walk to the top of the Hazard's which offers fantastic views.

Douglas Apsley National Park

Douglas Apsley National Park: Situated in the middle of the East Coast, Douglas Apsley National Park is Tasmania's newest park. Spectacular river gorges, waterfalls, tranquil pools, large stands of dry eucalypt and pockets of rainforest combine to make a visit to the park a memorable experience.

Architecture

It is fortunate that, for various reasons, buildings of each historic phase remain. Tasmania's rich heritage is not confined to Hobart and Launceston. Richmond, Ross, Evandale, Latrobe, Hamilton and Oatlands are particularly noted for their fine collections of historic architecture. But there is hardly a town without its examples of early timber houses and shops, Georgian, Regency, Federation, Victorian Revival and Italianate 'wedding cake' styles (especially in church and civic buildings and the large houses of the rich) and fine examples of 1930s houses and cinemas - the 'ocean liner' style.

Parks forests & waterways

Tasmania has 17 accessible national parks, from mountains to the coast. Tasmania has more than 2000 kilometres of world-class walking tracks, thousands of highland lakes and tarns, hundreds of clean ocean beaches, extensive underground caverns, large and small islands both remote and accessible, and enough peaks and crags to keep the keenest walkers and climbers busy.

Maria Island National Park

Maria Island National Park: Located six kilometres offshore the island is accessed either by a short ferry ride from Triabunna or by light aircraft. Maria Island was Tasmania's second penal settlement and later became a convict probation station, grazing property, the site for vineyards, and a cement works. Finally the island was declared a National Park and wildlife sanctuary, mainly for the breeding of threatened indigenous wildlife.

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