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@Port Arthur Historic Site
@Port Arthur Historic Site

Tasmania, the pride in being an island state is very evident. Cross the Bass Strati, Tasmania has a lot to offer. Australian in identity yet distinctly defined by geography and landscape. Tasmania is a bucket list destination. Here are five activities to keep you busy.

1
Peppercorn Gallery

Peppercorn Gallery in Richmond represents over fifty Tasmanian artists and artisans, featuring visual creative arts from a wide range of mediums. Additionally there are a number of artisan stores and a sizable collection of antique shops.

  • Where: 58 Bridge St, Richmond TAS
  • Cost: Free
2
Brinktop Reserve & Richmond Park Track

The track winds through a corridor of trees adjacent to Brinktop Road, following the boundary of Richmond Park, one of the oldest properties in Australia dating from the 1810s. The walk is 3 km on a firm easy walking track. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

  • Where: Brinktop Reserve & Richmond Park
  • Cost: Free
3
Port Arthur

America has Alcatraz and Australia has Port Arthur, both places where visitors contemplate life and reflect on society’s values both in the past and present.

The site’s shadows, the reflection of the stones in moonlight contribute to the atmospheric narration of personal stories of tragedy, heroism and gardens.

  • Where: Historic Site, Visitor Centre, Port Arthur TAS
  • Cost: Adults (18+) $40, Children (0-17) Free
4
Fish Frenzy , Hobart Tasmania

Fish n chips by the waterfront is an iconic Australian and New Zealand fine dining experience, either in wrapped paper or served on fine porcelain. Fish n chips vendors do not take bookings, it is fast food after all.

  • Where: Sullivans Cove, Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart TAS
  • Cost: Depends of what you choose to feast on
5
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The cool temperate Tasmania has the perfect climate for stunning foliage and floral garden displays. The gardens naturally have plenty of space to socially distance, and spread over 14 hectares the gardens do not disappoint.

  • Where: Lower Domain Rd, Hobart TAS
  • Cost: Free

The journey is worth it.

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