Tasmania celebrated the centenary of its national parks in 2016, with Freycinet and Mount Field so designated in 1916. The former is a peninsular idyll in the east, the latter a foray into rich, inland forest and alpine meadows, just 60km north of Hobart. Because although nothing is actually very far in Tasmania, the 19 national parks that now exist on this, Australia’s only island state, take you onto what feels like a very different planet sometimes. Or several different planets, in fact, given the eco eclectic range of landscapes and seascapes that have been protected here. Whether you enjoy walking, bird watching, wildlife
spotting, forests, vast lakes, trout filled rivers, mountains, coastal dunes and wild beaches or glacial inland wilderness
, there is a Tasmania national park for you.