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The Best of Tasmania

As AFAR Journeys turned its attention to Australia, we asked Pamela Lane of Travcoa to create a trip to Tasmania, one of her favorite destinations. From its famous mascot, the Tasmanian devil, to its long history with some of Australia’s earliest settlements, the island is a unique corner of Australia. In recent years, an exciting culinary scene has also emerged, taking advantage of the bounty from the island’s farms. For Pamela’s full itinerary, visit AFAR Journeys.
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Lyell Hwy, Queenstown TAS 7001, Australia
When you travel to Tasmania, there are also opportunities to travel back in time—not just to early days of British settlement, but into a primordial past. One aspect of Tasmania that sets it apart is its climate, cooler and moister than much of...
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Tasmania, Australia
Day two of Pamela’s “Authentic by Nature” itinerary starts with a cruise on the Gordon River, one of the highlights of western Tasmania. You’ll travel from deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Macquarie Harbour and the...
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Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
One of the most stunning natural sites in Tasmania, the Freycinet Peninsula is most famous for a short but steep hike to the perfect white-and-turquoise horseshoe beach known as Wineglass Bay. It’s hard to believe the name comes from a gruesome...
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Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia

One of Tasmania's top tourist attractions is the crumbling ruins of a penal colony, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the penitentiary, where 60 stone buildings remain, for a sobering glimpse into the brutal lives of the 12,500...

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126 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Like Port Arthur, Hobart’s history begins with its creation as a penal colony but in contrast to the historic site, Tasmania’s capital is a vibrant and sophisticated city today. Though its population is just over 200,000, it has a lively food...