Tasmania is the perfect destination to experience beautiful landscapes and capture a wide range of photos. From beaches to mountains, waterfalls to gardens… this small island will have your wanderlust satisfied and Instagram posts covered!
Top 10 Most Instagram Worthy Sights in Tasmania
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Located within Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay is one of the most beautiful places in the world! There are numerous ways to see the gorgeous white sand beach and crystal blue water. My favourite viewpoint is from the summit of Mount Amos – a steep hike up from the main parking lot. Go at sunrise for insane views like the one below.
🔸Persistence🔸That's what this photo means to me. I got up at 3:30am & hiked up Mt Amos for 3 sunrises during my trip to Tasmania. The aim was to witness some gorgeous light & finally on our third attempt we got lucky. @matthewhahnel snapped this photo of me just as the golden light peaked through the clouds ☀️
Bridestowe Lavender Farm
This magical lavender farm near Launceston is definitely an Instagram worthy location! Go in the afternoon for softer light, try a lavender flavoured ice cream and take in the picturesque sights.
A short drive & ferry ride from Hobart, Bruny Island is the perfect location for a quiet getaway. The island is full of native wildlife, massive trees and wild beaches. “The Neck” is an isthmus of land connecting the north and south parts of Bruny Island. Go at sunrise for better light and less tourists or at dusk for a chance to see the local penguins!
Bay of Fires
Bay of Fires is an absolute must-see if you’re in Tasmania! This conservation area is famous for its white sandy beaches, orange lichen-covered granite boulders and crystal clear waters. The image below was taken at Binalong Bay during an epic sunrise – often the best time for photos!
Mt Wellington towers above Hobart and offers some impressive views! The short 20 minute drive to the summit passes through various ecosystems and finishes with panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, the D’Entrecasteux Channel and the South West Wilderness. Make your way up there at sunrise for the chance to witness light similar to Jason’s photo below.
Yesterday's golden sunrise from the summit of Mt Wellington… I'm pretty excited to be back in @tasmania again & I'll checking out a few of my favorites while I'm here… This morning I woke up in Lake St Clair & I would love to hear your suggestions on places I should see!! @tasmania #discovertasmania
The Tasman Peninsula is one of the most wild and stunning places in the whole of Tasmania. In my opinion, it is best to experience this coastal area via the Three Capes Track (click here for an in-depth review and description). ‘The Blade’ on Cape Pillar is like nowhere else and has to be seen to be believed…
I just returned from walking the Three Capes Track in Tasmania. This view of 'The Blade' and Tasman Island was probably my favorite part of the 4 day trek. A couple of us got up at 3:40am to hike the 7km in the dark to this lookout. We had it all to ourselves for sunrise and it was absolutely magical 👌🏼 I can't wait to share more with you all – stay tuned for an upcoming blog post ✨@threecapestrack #threecapestrack #discovertasmania #seeaustralia
Little Blue Lake
Also known as Sth Mt Cameron, Little Blue Lake is an aqua blue slice of paradise. The colour is a natural phenomenon resulting from mining days and mineral build up at the base. If you can’t capture an epic Instagram photo here then you’re doing something wrong!
Everyone should spend a couple of days exploring this wild and picturesque national park. The park is most famous for Cradle Mountain itself and beautiful Dove Lake sitting below. Mt Campbell is a short hike (but steep in parts) from Dove Lake and provides insane views of Cradle Mountain and the surrounding areas. The photo below was taken at sunset from just below the summit of Mt Campbell.
Russel Falls is not surprisingly a very popular place for photographers to flock. Located in Mt Field National Park, the falls can be accessed via a 1 hour drive from Hobart and then a 20 minute rainforest return walk. Waterfalls are best photographed in soft light or during overcast weather. Use a tripod and long exposure to get that ‘milky’ look to the water.
Kitchen Hut is another gem of Cradle Mountain National Park. I would highly recommend climbing the stairs to the second story. From here you can take in the views of Cradle Mountain through the upper doorway, also providing the perfect framing for your Instagram shot!
What is your favourite photo location in Tasmania? SharE below!