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Just a few of Tasmania’s hidden wonders

Just a few of Tasmania’s hidden wonders

Discover some of Tasmania’s most intriguing tourist spots, from mystery bridges, to elaborate mazes and convict trails.

At Old Hobart Town, an authentic model replica of Hobart as it was in the 1800s, visitors can learn about Tasmania’s convict history while being amazed at how tall they really are. Just over an hour away is Remarkable Cave, which might technically be indoors, but which definitely lives up to its name.

Spiky Bridge, built by Convicts in 1843 near Swansea, Tasmania.
Spiky Bridge, built by convicts in 1843 near Swansea, Tasmania.

Explore inside for a glimpse into an underground world of secrecy and surprise before you adjust to natural light again for a visit to the famous Spiky Bridge in Swansea. Mystery surrounds the vertical rocks that have stood there since the bridge’s construction by convict labourers in the 1840s. To this day, theories still abound about the riddle of the bridge’s construction.

Just under an hour away in Campbell Town, get a breath of fresh air while you follow the footsteps of history in a walk along the Convict Brick Trail. The trail includes insights about nearly 200,000 convicts who were exiled for what are now considered minor crimes. It’s an experience that can’t be replicated as you literally follow the footsteps of some of the region’s less fortunate inhabitants.

In Westbury, explore a picture-perfect outdoor hedge maze that will keep you on your toes and make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world. It’s a great stop for kids and adults alike, while not far away another maze awaits you in Mole Creek; for a nostalgic step back to your childhood, make a stop at Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot, one of the world’s largest maze complexes, which features more than eight mazes, a lavender farm and multiple model villages.

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