Explore Now: A Weekend in Tasmania - 5 Must See Places

July 15, 2015

Explore Now is a series that captures the beauty in travel. Photographers from around the world share with us their favourite gems in a city through their own lens. This time, Demas Rusli takes us on a short trip to Tasmania, Australia. 

Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington is in the southeast region of Tasmania and is a great lookout point over the city of Hobart. When we went it was crazy foggy so it was a completely different experience to what it would be on a clearer day. No regrets though because it was such an awesome experience driving up the mountain in the fog, finally reaching the top and being engulfed in this mysterious scene.

Bruny Island
A very beautiful island off the south-eastern coast with amazing scenery and views. Getting to the island was an experience in itself because you needed to drive your car onto a boat that took you there! Once there you're free to explore the island that included some stunning beaches, forests, and hiking tracks.

Cradle Mountain
The mountain is about a 4.5 hour drive from Hobart but definitely worth it! There are amazing hiking trails and beautiful mountains to see and be surrounded by. Highly recommended and definitely would go again!

MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
This is probably the best museum I've ever been to. Located 3 storeys underground within the Moorilla winery, MONA has some brilliant artworks and installations from antiques to contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. The food there is also very nice too!

Hobart City
The city of Hobart also has a lot to offer with places such as Salamanca Place (markets) and Battery Point (old heritage houses). Walking along the river's edge, there are so many delicious restaurants and incredible views! Overall, Hobart has a great vibe.

TIP: Definitely rent a car if you can, travelling from one place to another using public transport could be difficult.

Demas Rusli is a graduate architect living in Sydney, Australia. His passion for photography sparked a few years ago when he assisted his photographer cousin on a pre-wedding photoshoot and was completely inspired by the line of work and beautiful locations. Demas shoots with a Sony A7ii and takes photos of anything that he finds interesting, but because of his architectural studies background, his architectural photography stands out the most.

Instagram: @demasrusli
Website: demasrusli.com

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