This prison was once billed as inescapable, and seeing it for the first time will certainly leave a lasting impression. Port Arthur was once a penal settlement, and is now an open-air museum, and one of Australia's most important heritage sites. Stroll the prison grounds, explore its high walls and forts, and learn all about the convicts who lived here.
One of the top wine routes in the world, the Tamar Valley has over 30 vineyards dotted across miles of fertile pastures. The pristine land is worth the trip in itself, but the award-winning wineries will really make your day. Don't leave without trying a glass crisp local Chardonnay, or a sophisticated Pinot Noir.
Spend time with Tasmania's exotic wildlife at Seahorse World and Nature World. A short drive north of Launceston, Seahorse World displays aquariums full of seahorses and lets you hold one in the palm of your hand. Drive north of Freycinet and you'll come to Nature World, home to Tasmanian devils, wombats, birds and reptiles, this attraction offers hands-on experiences.
Vibrant grasslands and rainforests meet alpine peaks and tranquil lakes at this stunning national park. Home to the famous Overland Track hiking route, the deepest lake in Australia, Lake St Clair, and Aboriginal historic sites, walks here are like nowhere else. After a long day out, you can even put your feet up and relax at the Waldheim Alpine Spa.
Discover both the Hazards mountain range and a treasure trove of white-sand beaches at Freycinet National Park. Walk the pink granite peaks or feel the sand between your toes at the Friendly Beaches or the marvellous Wineglass Bay. Take a hike to the bay's lookout and you'll be able to capture one of the most photographed views in Tasmania.