National Park Attractions in Tasmania

Over a third of the island state is made up of protected national parks and reserves, offering the intrepid traveller myriad opportunities for adventure. There are 17 accessible national parks, from the mountains to the coast. The Tasmanian World Heritage Area, the world's last great temperate wilderness, includes the Southwest National Park, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Cradle Mountain-St Clair National Park.

Unlike on the mainland, Tasmania is such a compact state that most of the parks are in easy travelling distance. A fee is charged for entry to the national parks and all money raised goes back into protecting the parks for the future.

In all there are more than 2000 km of world-class walking tracks, thousands of highland lakes, hundreds of clean ocean beaches, extensive underground caverns and natural sculptures along the rugged coastlines and inland regions.

Some of our favourite National Park attractions in Tasmania are as below:

Freycinet National Park

Enormous granite mountains rise from the surrounding azure waters. Walk along snow white beaches and keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife in the area, you may even spot a white-bellied sea eagle or large Australasian gannet. Visit dazzling Wineglass Bay or hike the length of the Freycinet Peninsula, two unparalleled experiences.

Tasman National Park

Taking in Cape Huey, Cape Pillar, Cape Raoul and more, Tasman National Park is home the renowned Three Capes Track walking experience. This 46-kilometre trail takes four days and enjoys great accessibility and stunning scenes.

Maria Island National Park

Those seeking historic Tasmania will find something special in rugged Maria Island. Just a few kilometres off the East Coast, Maria Island boasts convict ruins, wild escarpments, mounts and a diverse wildlife.

Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Remote and only accessible by foot, the Walls are one of the last remaining examples of Tasmania's famous untouched and wholly pristine wilderness. Bushwalkers must come prepared as there are no comfort facilities available and this alpine highland is totally exposed to Tasmania's extreme weather patterns.

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