The Best Views in Tasmania

Walk the long, narrow sandy isthmus known as “The Neck”. | Andrew Wilson
Walk the long, narrow sandy isthmus known as “The Neck”. | Andrew Wilson
Tasmania is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes; wild, rugged coastlines, jagged mountain peaks, pristine beaches and never-ending vistas. Find out what the best views in Tasmania are! 

Bruny Island

Bruny Island is a naturally beautiful place in every sense of the word. With its pristine environment, fine fresh produce and sparkling beaches, it's no wonder why it's referred to as Tasmania's shining gem! The lookout of The Neck (pictured) offers one of Tasmania's most iconic views: the isthmus of land connecting the north and south of the island with stunning 360 degree views. If you're lucky, yoy'll even spot some penguins that live in the area. 

See it for yourself: Join the Bruny Island Food, Hike and Bike trip, with five days of exploring the treasures of Bruny Island's wild, rugged and magical landscapes. On day 1 we enjoy breathtaking views from the Neck's viewing platofrm across the island and Southern Tasmania.


 

Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake

The view of Cradle Mountain shot from below the edge of Dove Lake is one of the most common shots we see on social media. Perhaps it's the quaint boat shed that rests on the shortline, or the colourful wildflowers that create the perfect frame - or the sheer beauty of cradle mountain itself. Whatever the case, there's no denying that this is one of the prettiest views in Tasmania! 

See it for yourself: Join one of our guided or self-guided Overland Track departures and experience the beauty first hand! Departures run from October to May. 

 

Federation Peak

Located in the heart of the Western Arthurs, Federation Peak is described as one of the toughest bushwalking challenges. Those who take it on are rewarded with unparallelled views from the summit. With Lake Greeves in the foreground, and views of the jagged ridges, glacial lakes and wild river valleys as far as the eye can see, it's no wonder the Federation Peak is one of the most sensational views in Tasmania. 

See it for yourself: As Federation peak is one of our most difficult expeditions, if you are interested in climbing Federation Peak, please contact our Adventure Consultants directly to discuss your suitability.

  

Jacob's Ladder on Ben Lomond

The appeal of Jacob's Ladder on Ben Lomond resides in the hairpin bends, switch backs and deliriously curvy roads that promise a wild and exhilarating journey, with an expansive view to boot! From the top of the track, this adventure playground has amazing views of rocky crags and surrounded on all sides by precipitous escarpments.  Its one that you will want to put on your bucket list. 

See it yourself: Join the Ben Lomond Mountain Bike Descent for an exhilarating ride down Jacob's Ladder. This one day tour is the perfect way to start or finish your trip in Tasmania.

 

Wineglass Bay - Freycinet National Park

It's no surprise that Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park has made its way to our list of best views in Tasmania; after all, it's hard to beat! Not only is Wineglass Bay one of Tasmania’s most beautiful beaches, it’s also one of the most photographed spots on the island. The perfect combination of sparkling blue water and dazzling white sandy beach, framed against the grey and pink peaks of the Hazards make it a magnificent sheltered waterway. The short walk to the viewpoint is one of the highlights, giving you sweeping views of the bay and offering an ideal vantage point for watching the abundant birdlife in the area. 

See it for yourself: Join our four day Freycinet Circuit Walk - a spectacular full pack trek exploring Freycinet’s spectacular coastline, uncovering secluded bays, white sandy beaches and taking the time to swim in transluscent turquoise waters.

 

Frenchman's Cap

Frenchman’s cap is one of the top walks in Australia, and is a 46km moderately challenging return journey that gives trekkers some of the best views across the entire World Heritage Wilderness area. With extraordinary side trips to high peaks, views from the summit of Frenchman's Cap include Mt. Ossa, the Arthur Range and Macquarie Harbour! 

See it for yourself: Join our four day Frenchman's Cap trek on our six day expedition. This rewarding journey summits the magnificent peak situated in Gordon-Franklin Wild Rivers National Park.

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