Think that Tasmania’s best natural wonders are in the south? Think again. As the weather begins to heat up, there are so many great outdoor adventures that you can take in the state’s north. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in this impressive part of Tasmania.
Visiting Cradle Mountain is a must when you’re in northern Tasmania – it’s truly one of the most breathtaking and spectacular places in the state. There is so much to see and do at the Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park. Jump on a ferry and take a tour of the glittering lake, see some native animals out in the wild, or take on the Overland Track – Tasmania’s most famous walking track.
Bridestowe Lavender Farm
The Bridestowe Lavender Farm in the north-eastern town of Nabowla should be your next stop. Bridestowe is truly one of the most Instagrammable places in the state – from the top of the hill, you’ll see rolling fields of purple blooms for as far as the eye can see. If you want to see the flowers in full bloom, then summer is the perfect time to visit. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop so you can smell sweetly of lavender all year-round!
Table Cape Tulip Farm
Just outside the quaint town of Wynyard in the state’s north-west is the magical Table Cape, the remnants of an ancient volcano that sits 180-metres above sea level. Climb to the top of Table Cape and you’ll find the biggest tulip farm in the Southern Hemisphere – the Table Cape Tulip Farm. A visit to the Table Cape Tulip Farm is the perfect way unwind on a warm afternoon as you stroll through the multicoloured tulips in full bloom.
Pictured is the Table Cape Tulip Farm. Image courtesy of Luke Tscharke.