The people have voted and it seems that Tasmania has some of the best views in Australia.
In the latest collectors edition of Australian Traveller magazine, the island state’s sandy beaches, pristine waterways and snow-capped mountains made it to the publications ‘Best 100 views in Australia‘ list.
Featuring in the magazine’s top ten was Cradle Mountain, with a stunning photo by Jeff Crowe showcasing the beauty of a cold winter’s day from Marion’s Lookout.
“Cradle Mountain is the iconic centrepiece of Tasmania. The ancient rainforest, soaring peaks and plunging gorges, glacial lakes and a range of wildlife offer truly captivating sensory experiences and hundreds of photo opportunities,” managing editor Quentin Long told The Advocate (April 5).
The photo took out seventh place in the competition – which was judged by a panel of nine experts including Ken Duncan, Chris Bray, Grenville Turner, Gordon Undy, Nick Rains, Mark Gray, Nicholas Watt, Tim Bauer and Peter Link.
Also in the top 50 were Cape Hauy (17), Lake Oberon (28), Wineglass Bay (49) and Russell Falls (50).
When asked why so many photos from Tasmania made it to the top 100, Long made it clear that the results were only natural.
“It’s as though the diverse geography of a whole continent has been crammed into one small island bursting with dramatic appeal.”
That is almost exactly what Matador Network Traveller Scott Sporleder said when he was here.
Tasmania’s Top 100 Best Views (Images are Copyright The Photographers and/or Tourism Tasmania):
7 Cradle Mountain
17 Cape Hauy, Tasman Peninsula
28 Lake Oberon, Western Arthur Range
29 Bay Of Fires, East Coast
32 Overland Track, Cradle Mountain
49 Wineglass Bay, Freycinet NP
50 Russell Falls, Mount Field NP
52 Cape Grim, North-West Coast
54 Gordon River
56 Hobart From Tranmere
67 Mount Wellington, Hobart
76 Pieman Heads, Arthur River
80 The Neck, Bruny Island
99 The Nut, Stanley