Australia National Parks

Tasmania's National Parks
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair
96 mi/1 54 km west of Launceston.
Incomparably beautiful park features rivers, lakes, waterfalls, Tasmania's highest peak and overland track. Activities: boating, bushwalking, camping, climbing, fishing, picnicking, skiing, and swimming. Best time to visit: October - March.

Franklin-Lower Gordon Wild Rivers
125 mi/201 km north-west of Hobart.
Features remote wilderness and rainforest. Activities: bushwalking, canoeing and rafting. Best time to visit: October -April.

Freycinet
112 mi/180 km south-east of Launceston.
Features coastal scenery and an unusual granite formation known as The Hazards. Activities: birdwatching, boating, bushwalking, camping, fishing and swimming. Best time to visit: All year round.

Hartz Mountains
53 mi/85 km south-west of Hobart.

Features mountain scenery, lakes and alpine flora. Activities: bushwalking, fishing and skiing. Best time to visit: November - March

Maria Island
62 mi/100 km north-east of Hobart.
Features wins of the penal colony. Activities: camping. Best time to visit: All year round

Mt Field
43 mi/69 km north-west of Hobart.
Features rainforest, alpine vegetation and Russell Falls. Activities: bushwalking, camping, fishing, skiing in winter and swimming. Best time to visit: All year round.

Mt William
100 mi/161 km east of Launceston.
Features a sanctuary for the Forester kangaroo. Activities: bushwalking, camping and picnicking. Best time to visit: December - February

Rocky Cape
62 mi/ 100 km west of Devonport.
Features coastal scenery. Activities: birdwatching, bushwalking, camping, and picnicking. Best time to visit: November - March

Southwest National Park
68 mi/1 10 km west of Hobart.
Tasmania's largest wilderness park features mountains, valleys, and alpine vegetation. Includes the South Coast Track, a pristine walking route that runs along abalone-strewn beaches and through lush rainforests. Activities: bushwalking, camping, climbing, fishing, and skiing in winter. Best time to visit: October - April.

Strzelecki (Flinders Island)
102 mi/164 km north-east of Launceston, in Bass Strait. Features granite peaks and coastal plains. Activities: bushwalking and camping. Best time to visit: December - February.

Walls of Jerusalem
68 mi/1 09 km west of Launceston.

Features steep cliffs and sub-alpine heaths. Activities: bushwalking and camping. Best time to visit: December - February.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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