Tasmanian locals are blessed with colourful light shows that play across the night sky. This fleeting experience is called the Aurora Australis.
Auroras occur under unique conditions close to the high latitude - Arctic and Antarctic - regions. They are caused by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere.
This natural phenomenon means that on any given night the multitude of bright stars that beam down on Tasmania will become awash with a multicoloured glow. On your next trip to Tasmania, keep a keen eye on the sky for you never know when the next light show will take over the skyline.
Photographer Jewels Lynch captured the spectacular sunrise over White Beach on a recent trip to Tasmania. This quiet corner of the island state can be found on the Tasman Peninsula. Travel down the narrow isthmus - known as Eaglehawk Neck - that connects the peninsula to the mainland.
Explore the spectacular coastline of the Tasman National Park, take a lantern lit ghost tour at the notorious Port Arthur convict historic site and stay overnight at White Beach, to the west and awake surrounded by bushland, with white sand and spectacular sunrises at your doorstep.
Bay of Fires seems a fitting name for the stretch of pristine white sands that lie between Binalong Bay and Eddystone Point on Tasmania’s north east coast. The orange-tinged stones scattered along the beach lie in stark contrast to the turquoise waters and surrounding bushland.
Despite the remarkable hues that have earned this spot the reputation as one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world, the name actually has a more literal explanation. Whilst exploring the east coast of Tasmania in 1773, Captain Tobias Furneaux was struck by row upon row of Aboriginal fires as he sailed past.
Take in the area’s beauty via one of its many scenic coastal walks, stopping for a dip in the crystal clear waters, a surf or even overnight stay at a beach-side campsite. There are plenty of choices for everyone to experience this gorgeous area including game fishing, bushwalking, bird watching, diving, snorkeling and boating.