Sep
26
2011

Visit the many World Heritage Areas in Tasmania

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Tasmanian natural beauty is some of the most unique and spectacular you could possibly find on your travels – a reputation built on the establishment of its world heritage areas under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

These sites cover an area of 1.38 million hectares – about 20 per cent of the whole island state – a truly remarkable indication of the extent and diversity of the region’s beauty.

Breathing in some of the cleanest air you will ever experience and being relaxed by the tranquil atmosphere and pace of life, Tasmania offers the chance to take in unrivalled visual delights.

The Southwest, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers, Walls of Jerusalem, Mole Creek Karst and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks form the planet’s last great temperate wilderness and are some of the best World Heritage Areas in Tasmania.

Stunning landscapes and habitats are waiting to be discovered in the state’s 17 accessible national parks. While park passes are required to visit these areas, the money raised contributes directly to the parks’ protection and management.

Also included among the heritage region is the eastern end of Macquarie Harbour on the west coast and the Central Plateau Conservation Area. Macquarie Island joined the list in 1997 and receives visits from a number of Antarctic expedition companies on their journeys south.

One of the best aspects of a journey through Tasmania’s amazing array of wonders is the ease of travel. Whether it is a short walk or cycle, boat ride, light plane, helicopter or easy daytrip in a hire car, most experiences are less than an hour from your lodgings and you will be impressed by how convenient these attractions are made for visitors.

From experienced nature photographers to casual holidaymakers, it is impossible not to be overwhelmed by magical wilderness the magical wilderness that Tasmania provides.

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