DRIVES AND ROAD TRIPS

Tantalising Tasmania in pictures

Pretty in purple: Bridestowe Lavender Estate typifies the state's beauty. Credit: Luke Tscharke.

Tassie is a destination of profound beauty.

And this collection of images provides an inspiring snapshot of its striking scenery.

From towering peaks and funky features to majestic waterways, the Apple Isle is a supremely sweet state.

Cradle Mountain is a Tassie icon with year-round appeal. Credit: Paul Fleming.

Devonport, Cradle Mountain & the Great Western Tiers

Table Cape Tulip Farm, west of Ulverstone. Credit: Luke Tscharke.

Ulverstone. Credit: S. Group.

Leven Canyon Regional Reserve, south of Ulverstone. Credit: S. Group.

Stanley and the Nut. Credit: Jewels Lynch.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Credit: Paul Fleming.

Back Beach, Devonport. Credit: S. Group.

Freycinet & the East Coast

The Hazards mountain range from Coles Bay. Credit: Sean Scott.

The road to Bicheno. Credit: Stu Gibson.

Wineglass Bay lookout, Freycinet National Park. Credit: Matt Donovan.

Apsley Gorge in Douglas-Apsley National Park, north of Bicheno. Credit: Simon Sturzaker.

Beach at Swansea, south of Coles Bay. Credit: Ash Thomson Photography.

Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park. Credit: Stu Gibson.

Hobart & Surrounds

Secret Falls in Wellington Park, Hobart. Credit: Pierre Destribats.

Summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Credit: Luke Tscharke.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Credit Lusy Productions

Hobart city. Credit: Stu Gibson.

Near Snug Falls, south of Hobart. Credit: Ash Thomson Photography.

Maydena Bike Park, west of Hobart. Credit Stu Gibson.

Launceston & the Tamar Valley

Low Head, Tamar Valley. Credit: Tourism Tasmania/Rob Burnett.

Cataract Gorge, Launceston. Credit: Jarrad Seng.

Josef Chromy Wines, Tamar Valley. Credit: Osborne Images.

Griffiths Point, Narawntapu National Park. Credit: S. Group.

Japanese macaque enclosure in City Park, Launceston. Credit: Lusy Productions.

St Helens & the North East

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, inland from St Helens. Credit: Stu Gibson.

Bay of Fires.

St Columba Falls State Reserve, inland from St Helens. Credit: Pierre Destribats.

Jetty, St Helens.

Beach stop along the St Helens Mountain Bike Trails. Credit: Stu Gibson.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Nabowla. Credit: Luke Tscharke.

Strahan & The West Coast

Gordon River Cruises. Supplied courtesy of RACT Destinations.

Hogarth Falls, Strahan. Credit: Pete Harmsen.

Aerial of Strahan. Credit: Ollie Khedun.

Lettes Bay, Strahan. Credit: Ollie Khedun.

Queenstown, near Strahan. Credit: Ollie Khedun.

Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour. Supplied courtesy of RACT Destinations.

Tasman Peninsula & The South East

Cape Hauy, Tasman National Park. Credit: Luke Tscharke.

Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck. Credit: Luke Tscharke.

Penitentiary, Port Arthur Historic Site. Credit: Alastair Bett.

Tasman Island, Tasman National Park. Credit: Jason Charles Hill.

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