The Central Highlands, known by locals as the heart of Tasmania, is only a short 1.5 hour drive from both the Hobart city centre and Launceston, making it the prefect weekend getaway from the urban hubbub of Tasmania’s two biggest cities. Beautiful Lakes, breathtaking scenery and friendly towns make the Tasmanian Highlands a most amazing holiday adventure.
Bushwalkers will absolutely love the Tasmanian Highlands. The unique plant and wildlife in the area will please all nature lovers. There are numerous great walks to go on, some suitable for beginners and others for the more advanced bushwalker. To accommodate those looking to enjoy the beauty of nature at reasonable prices, Central Highlands offers plenty of great budget hotels and motels to stay at. Lakes are also in abundance in the area and of course, in every lake there are copious amounts of fish. The Tasmanian Highlands is the very best place for trout fishing in all of Tasmania.
The town of Bothwell is the gateway into the majestic Tasmanian Highlands. Here you can head into the Franklin-Gordon National Park, or visit the Australian golf museum to learn about the history of Australian golf. For a better understanding of the area, there are numerous historic sites which trace the settlement of the Highlands. The small town of Tarraleah is only an hour east of Bothwell, and the perfect location for a lavish stay. Magnificent luxury hotels as well as 5 star spa treatments await you in town of Tarraleah. In fact, throughout the Tasmanian Highlands, there are fantastic hotel and motel accommodation options. Or if you have brought the family with, you can’t go past the self-contained apartments.
No visit would be complete without paying a visit to Cradle Mountain. Acres of national park spread from the highlands and are an absolute delight for young and old. Green canopy, unique wildlife and breathtaking views are all part of the parcel when you visit Cradle Mountain. Luxury resorts sit on the doorstep, which mean you can enjoy the experience in upmost opulence. The Central Tasmanian Highlands are the perfect holiday location for those looking to enjoy the quite serenity of nature.