THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Get active: Hiking in Tasmania
The Tasmanian wilderness is recognised by UNESCO for its ancient forests, and the best way to experience it is on foot. Sometimes guests feel daunted by the idea of a hike in Tasmania, but the walks included in this itinerary are very accessible, and often become the highlight of the voyage. At Freycinet National Park, guests can walk to the Wine Glass Bay lookout, one of the world’s most photographed locations. The Fluted Cape Trek, at the southern end of the picturesque Adventure Bay, takes about two hours return, but rewards you with stunning views of Storm Bay. Another beautiful trek is the walk along the Mt Beattie track which rewards walkers with incredible views over Bathurst Harbour, Bathurst Channel and Melaleuca Inlet.
The Australian Fur Seal (Artoccephalus Pusillus Doriferus)
The largest of all fur seals is found on Tasman Island. It has distinctive long, backward sweeping whiskers, and can grow to 227cm in length and up to 360kg in weight. They can also easily walk about over the rocks using all four flippers. These hefty guys love to eat bony fish, squid and octopus.
Ewe-nique Cheese – Woodbridge, Tasmania
Meet “The Girls” at Australia’s only organic sheep cheesery.Taste four different Gold Medal winning cheeses and view the process of cheese making from paddock to palate. Sample Primavera and White Pearl. Bon appetit!