Tasmania’s east coast has picture-perfect, white sandy beaches and endless blue horizons, and some of the state’s most diverse and captivating national parks.
Discover the World Heritage-listed cultural sites of Maria Island and walk the white beaches of Freycinet. Explore protected forests of Douglas Apsley and enjoy the coastal heaths & abundant wildlife of Mt William.
Freycinet National Park is on of Tasmania’s oldest and best known national parks and characterised by rugged granite mountains, coastal forests, fine white beaches of the Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park has some of the state’s best bushwalking trails.
Just off Tasmania’s east coast is Maria Island National Park which is a great location for walking and cycling. You can take the ferry from Triabunna across the Mercury Passage and spend time exploring the island on foot, or by bike. There are no cars or shops so Maria Island is the perfect place to take time out and slow down. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling or diving at secluded beaches, bays & the marine reserve, or go for a bushwalk or climb to the summit of Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk.
Located inland from Bicheno, Douglas Apsley National Park is one of the last remaining areas of untouched forest of its type in Tasmania. It is a place of deep gorges and cascading waterfalls with a diverse eco-system of rare and endangered plants and animals, some not found elsewhere on earth.
Mt William is a national park located north of St Helens on Tasmania’s far north east coast. A place for camping, walking or spending time exploring the park’s incredible beaches, lush coastal heaths, lagoons and wetlands. It has diverse wildlife including echidnas, brushtail and ringtail possums, wombats, wallabies, pademelons and Tasmanian devils.
Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore.