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  •   Hobart - Natural Attractions

•   Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington dominates the Hobart skyline. A drive to the top offers great views of the city, together with an opportunity to see alpine heathland.

•   Tasmanian Trail
Close to Hobart at New Norfolk lies the Tasmanian Trail. This 480 kilometre walk stretches from Devonport in the north to Dover in the south - but you don`t have to walk its full length. It is designed for use by walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers, and passes through areas of historic significance as well as those of outstanding natural beauty.

•   Mt Field National Park
Mt Field National Park is a popular destination from Hobart. There are forests, alpine vegetation, waterfalls and a lake. Walks and picnic facilities are available.

•   Hartz Mountains National Park
Hartz Mountains National Park features waterfalls and small glacial lakes. From the plateau, great views of the South Western Wilderness can be had. There are walks to cater for all fitness levels.

•   Tasman National Park
Tasman National Park protects a wild coastal area of outstanding beauty. There are excellent coastal walks past unusual rock formations and some of Australia`s highest sea cliffs.

•   Maria Island National Park
Maria Island National Park is accessible by ferry. There are no cars on the island, which features historic ruins, dramatic coastal scenery and abundant wildlife.

•   Meehan Range State Recreation Area
Meehan Range State Recreation Area lies to the east of Hobart over the Tasman Bridge. the area includes Mount Direction and is known for scenic bushwalking and abseiling. Picnic facilities are available.

•   Eaglehawk Neck
At Eaglehawk Neck there are some extraordinary natural rock formations, including Tasman`s Arch and the Devil`s Kitchen, where the ocean boils through holes in the cliff. At the Tessellated Pavement the action of seawater has worn an area of rock into a smooth regular pattern, as if it had been cut by hand.

•   Bruny Island
Take a trip to Bruny Island by ferry, where you may see fairy penguins and mutton birds, together with magnificent views of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. South Bruny National Park sits on the southern tip of the island and features rugged coastal scenery, sandy beaches and rainforest. There are plenty of walks within the park.

•   Hastings Caves State Reserve
Take a trip through the peaceful Huon Valley with its orchards to Hastings Caves State Reserve, where you can see huge dolomite caves and swim in the outdoor thermal swimming pool. Railway enthusiasts should not miss the historic Ida Bay Railway nearby. To vary your return journey, take the Hastings Forest Tour through the magnificent southern forests.

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