Tasman National Park Lookout – Tasmania

As early blog regarding about the Port Arthur Historic Site, while you are on the way down to that attractions, the tour coach may drop by to this Tasman National Park Lookout for a wonderful view whenever there is enough time. Sometimes when there is enough time, the coach will drop by at the Lavender Farm to have sometime for visit a bit before drive down to the main attraction which is called Port Arthur Historic Site.

Tasman National Park Lookout is a National Park in Eastern Tasmania, Australia, approximately 56 kilometres east of Hobart. The 107.5-square-kilometre park is situated on part of both the Forestier and Tasman peninsulas and encompasses all of Tasman Island.

Tasman National Park Lookout is very populars for its soaring sea cliffs and monumental rock formations, not to mention the nearby World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasman National Park is an area of dramatic beauty and natural diversity. The park is situated on the rugged Tasman Peninsula and contains a spectacular coastal environment including soaring 300 metre high dolerite sea cliffs.

The park is home to a wide range of land and marine animals, including the brushtail possum, Australian fur seals, penguins, dolphins and migrating whales. It’s also home to the endangered swift parrot and many forest-dwelling birds. Endangered wedge-tailed eagles and sea eagles can also be seen overhead.

Many striking rock formations along the coastline are easily accessed by car, including Tasman Arch and The Blowhole, two of Tasmania’s most visited attractions, as well as Waterfall Bay, Remarkable Cave and the Tessellated Pavement.

Great views are also found on the park’s many bushwalks. Even a stroll of just an hour or two will bring you to the edge of sheer drops overlooking deep chasms, surging ocean, off-shore islands, white-sand beaches, and a waterfall that tumbles down a sheer cliff face into the sea.

And for those wanting to spend more time in this magnificent environment there’s the Three Capes Track, an independent multi-day walking experience on the Tasman Peninsula. This 46-km journey leads through a myriad of natural landscapes with exhilarating cliff top outlooks on Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and stunning views to Cape Raoul.

The spectacular dolerite columns and cliffs at the southern end of the park are popular for climbing and abseiling. Sea stacks north of Fortescue Bay, the Candlestick and Totem Pole at Cape Hauy as well as the drops around Mount Brown are used by individual climbers and abseilers as well as tour groups.

There is also a hang gliding launch at Pirates Bay, with landing permitted in a designated area on the beach.

The waters off Pirates Bay, Fortescue Bay, Port Arthur and the Tasman Sea are popular boating destinations with ramps, sheltered waters and good fishing.

The Tasman National Park Lookout had wonderful views of the park and coastline. There were plenty of parking places on the side road and good explanations of what to expect and see in the park.

I do highly recommended people to have some beautiful view while your coach drop by there for the wonderful lookout. Don’t need to worry too much about it if you are going with your coach. But if you hire a car and drive there by yourselves, you must drop by there as well as the Lavender farm to experience the local popular things 🙂

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