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Tasmania National Parks
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Tasmania is an island of wilderness, there are 20 accessible national parks, including the world’s last temperate climate rainforest, and its wildlife includes the distinctive and fearsome little marsupial, the Tasmanian Devil.

Some of the more outstanding national parks include Cradle Mountain / Lake St Clair, famous for the Overland Track walk, Mount Field, which is known for Russell Falls, the Tall Trees Walk and autumnal colours of the only deciduous Australian tree, nothofagus gunii. More notable national parks include Freycinet. It is on Tasmania’s east coast and contains Wineglass Bay, which is 1 of the world’s top 10 beaches.

Narawntapu, formerly Aspestos Range in northern Tasmania, is renowned for its wildlife and Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers which is well known for its walks, camping grounds and incredible views. Ben Lomond, Tasmania’s main ski resort, the South west, a major part if the World Heritage Area, and Walls of Jerusalem are also in Narawntapu.