December 30, 2016

Round up: Eco Tourism TASMANIA

Tasmania, Australia seems to lie at the edge of the world, but it may be a world apart, not a world away! My Green Australia is here to help you find some of the best eco holiday spots around!

Eco-tourism as defined by Ecotourism Australia,

“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”

Tasmania may be small in size but endless in options,  so where do you start? Let’s have a look at some top spots.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN

Cradle Mountain is the northern gateway to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, a tract of Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness traversed by the world-famous multi-day Overland Track. Shorter day walks from Cradle Mountain explore the World Heritage Area, with its glaciated crags and lakes, wildlife and rare alpine flora.

ACCOMMODATION

Cradle Mountain Lodge – Cradle Mountain Lodge is a warm, retreat nestled high in the Tasmanian wilderness, a superb escape featuring cosy cabins, fine food and wine and many activities.

Cradle Mountain Chateau – The Chateau is located on Cradle Mountain Road, the gateway to the West Coast and Strahan Village, and just a five minute drive to World Heritage listed national park.

ATTRACTIONS

Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park – Tasmanias most recognisable landmark is the craggy profile of Cradle Mountain, at the northern gateway to the Overland Track linking Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair, four to six days walk south.

Tasmanian Wilderness Experience – Experience the beauty of Tasmania’s unique National Parks. We provide all the equipment and comforts to ensure that all you need to worry about on your walk is taking photographs of Tasmania’s remarkable landscapes, wildlife and fauna.

FREYCINET

Pink granite mountains, white sand beaches, grey-green casuarinas, seawater blue as turqouise – they are the colours of Freycinet, a premiere holiday destination with luxury accommodation on Tasmania’s East Coast.

ACCOMMODATION

Freycinet Eco Retreat – Mt Paul is a 1200 acre property in the centre of the Freycinet Peninsula offering event venues for both formal and informal functions, together with accommodation in cabins and a standing camp.

ATTRACTIONS

Freycinet Adventures – This special fusion of climate and space has resulted in a true sea kayaking paradise…all waiting for you to discover. We understand why people fall in love with this spectacular coast and are privileged to show you this amazing place on an award-winning guided tour.

Freycinet Sea Cruises – Join ‘Rastus’ the dolphin-spotting dog and his passionate crew on our world class Wineglass Bay Cruise, as we take you where no walk can….

OTHER WONDERFUL ATTRACTIONS WITHIN TASMANIA

Quamby Pines Farm – A Farmstay bed & breakfast is on a well balanced chemical free 40 acres with 5 acres of Bush land accommodating a variety of wildlife, this includes Wallabies, Potteroos, Tasmanian Devils our semi wild Deer and more.

The Overland Track – The Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair is a true wilderness walk which travels through spectacular dolerite mountains, near beautiful waterfalls, through a variety of fascinating ecosystems and close to Tasmania’s highest mountain, before finishing at Australia’s deepest lake, Lake St Clair.

Curringa Farm – Curringa Farm is a genuine 750 acre, award winning, sheep and cropping farm, only one hour from Hobart and close to Mt Field National Park on the main highway to the West Coast.

Jahadi Indigenous Experiences – Those participating in the Jahadi Indigenous Experience are exposed to the Tasmanian wilderness and shown authentic Aboriginal history and culture. They experience first hand, the diversity of Tasmania’s people, scenery and wildlife.

To ensure Tasmania continues to be a nature-lovers playground be sure to check for ecotourism and nature tourism certification when choosing tourism businesses that operate on public land.

What are you favourite spots in Tasmania?

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  1. Tassie is such a beautiful place that has so much to offer in terms of ecotourism. Thanks for sharing this list of places to see and things to do

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