The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) celebrates Tasmania’s history, art and culture. Learn about the Island and the city’s history and contemporary life at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on Macquarie Street. Discover the mysteries of Antarctica in the interactive Islands to Ice exhibition; visit the Colonial Art Gallery to view an exquisite collection of 19th century artworks, or see one of the world’s most significant collections of Huon pine furniture, dating from the early 1800s.
You can also learn about Tasmania’s ancient origins, flora and fauna – including the now-extinct Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger – in the natural history gallery. TMAG also features a children’s discovery centre, café and shop.
Give your school students a learning experience they will treasure for life by bringing them to the Port Arthur Historic Site. They will experience first-hand the stories of this place, stories that are fundamental to understanding the convict history of Australia.
A combination of self-guided, guided and hands-on activities will give your students a comprehensive experience. You’re the one ticket price covers two days entry to this site, and allows plenty of time to complete many tours and activities at what is one of the most significant convict sites in Australia’s history.
The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is an excellent venue for school excursions. The Centre is a ‘time-machine’, where students can explore historic and modern gold mining, industrial and social heritage and the momentous events of the 2006 Mine Rescue through our many interactive exhibits and activities.
A tour of the Heritage Centre reveals themes of geology and precious metals, resource scarcity, mining and industrial technologies past and present, mining culture and language, land and energy use, environment and sustainability, design and engineering and human endeavour.
In the new 3 Dimensional Holographic Mine Experience you choose where you go and what you see. The 3D Mine Experience will allow you to enter a world 1200 metres below the ground. You will be able to travel into the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the Beaconsfield mine, meet miners, discover mining techniques and learn about a working culture that resides within the depths of the earth.
Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mt – Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore.
Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirrored in the still waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. The area is one of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania. A visit will reveal why.
The Visitor Centre at the entrance to the park provides details on walks and other activities in the area. Interpretation displays reveal the many natural wonders of the area. There are a number of excellent walks in the area, including the Dove Lake Loop Track which takes you through the stunning Ballroom Forest, an area of cool temperate rainforest nestled against the slopes of the mountain. Other walks include the Weindorfers Forest walk.
Join Tasman Island Cruises on board one of our custom designed boats for a three hour cruise along the coastline of the Tasman Peninsula between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will experience the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, look in awe at the magnificent scenery of Tasman Island and Cape Pillar as you weave in and out of deep sea caves. Join in the search for the abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as hundreds of seals, migrating whales, dolphins and abundant bird species. Tasman Island Cruises boats are especially designed for eco-cruising. Their open design and excellent manoeuvrability allows our passengers to get up as close as possible to sea and coastal wildlife, cliff faces and sea-caves.