Jason Charles Hill
Jason Charles Hill
Travel Tip

8 must do memorable moments

Jason Charles Hill and Emilie Ristevski
These stunning Tassie experiences will leave an ever-lasting impression... Leading travel photographers Jason Charles Hill and Emilie Ristevski share their tips for creating the most memorable Tassie moments.

Take in the Magic

Experience dusk making its way into Cradle Valley from the shores of Dove Lake. If you find yourself lakeside in favourable weather, you’ll see an amazing reflection that’s more like a painting than real life.

Woman standing at Dove Lake with Cradle Mountain in the background
Emilie Ristevski
Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain

Go take a hike

Experience some of the most beautiful, remote and raw landscapes in Australia, where you’ll find views of stunning alpine landscapes and towering mountains like these.

A walking track to a mountain in the Tasmanian wildnerness
Emilie Ristevski
Barn Bluff

Stay at Pumphouse Point

A stay at Pumphouse Point feels like sleeping on water, perhaps because you are – the Pumphouse is located at the end of a 250-metre flume and seems to float on Australia’s deepest natural lake. For something a little more secluded, check out The Retreat hidden on the edge of lake.

Wineglasses and books by a fire in a cabin accommodation overlooking a lake in Tasmania
Emilie Ristevski
Bunker down if the weather doesn't cooperate

Watch the sunset from kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Some of the most beautiful views over Hobart are from the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. It’s the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the city. Rug up with a blanket and watch the pastel colours fill the sky.

Sun setting over Hobart from summit of kunanyi / Mt Wellington mountain wilderness Tasmania
Emilie Ristevski
Sun setting over Hobart from summit of kunanyi / Mt Wellington

Find a mountain hut

Hidden away in the remote landscapes of the Tasmanian highlands is a collection of alpine huts. Used mainly as emergency shelters, they are a stark reminder of the rawness and unpredictability of the Tassie’s weather. They’re also a great place to stop for lunch.

A wilderness hut on a plateu near top of Cradle Mountain Tasmania
Jason Charles Hill
Kitchen Hut and Cradle Mountain

Experience the rugged

Witness the raw and rugged Tasman Sea meet the spectacular 300 metre high cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula. With some of the highest sea cliffs in Australia, the Tasman Peninsula is famous for its dramatic coastline and natural diversity that is completely awe inspiring.

Tasman Island and Cape Pillar of the Three Capes Track aerial photo
Jason Charles Hill
Tasman Island and the Three Capes Track

Climb every mountain

Wake up early to watch the sunrise from Hanson’s Peak. About an hour hike from the Dove Lake car park you can find yourself amongst the clouds. Even if the view is hampered by mist, it’s still a beautiful experience catching glimpses of the surrounding mountains.

Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake view from Hansons Peak Tasmania
Jason Charles Hill
Cloud sets in over Cradle Mountain

Settle in for some stargazing

On a clear night you can find yourself counting the stars over Dove Lake. Experiencing Cradle Mountain like this with your own eyes is a magical way to end your stay in Tasmania.

Cradle Mountain reflected over Dove Lake at night by starry skies Tasmania wildnerness
Jason Charles Hill
Starry skies over Cradle Mountain

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