Tasmania


Tasmania is Australia's Island State. Separated by the 240 km stretch of the Bass Strait, Tasmania offers everything from convict ruins to romantic mountain retreats and some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer. The capital city of Hobart has a diverse blend of heritage, lifestyle, scenery and vibrant culture.

The major regions in Tasmania are :

  • Derwent Valley & Central Highlands
  • Devonport, Cradle Mountain & Great Western Tiers
  • Flinders Island 
  • Freycinet & The East Coast
  • Heritage Highway
  • Hobart Region
  • Huon, Channel, Bruny
  • King Island
  • Launceston & Tamar Valley
  • St Helens & The North East
  • Stanley & The North West
  • Strahan & The West Coast
  • Tasman Peninsula & The South East

Tasmania enjoys four very different seasons and the climate is classified as temperate maritime. During summer the average daily temperature is 21 degrees C and the average overnight temperature is 12 degrees C. In winter much of the highland peaks are covered in powdery white snow. The average daily temperature is 12 degrees C and the average overnight temperature is 5 degrees C.

An island of natural wonders, Tasmania has everything from mysterious rainforests, pristine white sandy beaches heritage and culture all on one small island.

Friendly and relaxed, Australia's island state is an ecological and cultural wonderland.

Tasmania boasts pristine national parks (40% of the island is State or World Heritage listed parks) abundant wildlife experiences and rich colonial heritage.

Highlights

  • Stunning World Heritage wilderness.
  • World-class food and wine, like Tasmanian salmon and King Island cheese.
  • Tasmanian Devils!
  • Fascinating convict history and heritage.
  • Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park – a hiker's dream.

Must do activities

Northern Tasmania, Launceston and Cradle Mountain

  • Hobart, Tasmania's capital with its stunning harbour and historic buildings.
  • Hobart's famous Saturday Salamanca Markets.
  • Visit the Georgina Town of Richmond and Australia's oldest bridge - Richmond Bridge.
  • Port Arthur and its former penal colony settlement.
  • Tour the cool climate boutique wineries.
  • Hike along azure bays in Freycinet National Park's granite mountains and stroll along Wineglass Bay.
  • Take a dusk tour to spot Tasmanian devils.
  • Walk through the tree tops at the Tahune Airwalk.