Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state and is celebrated for its rich history, beautiful landscapes, world-famous food and wine and clean air! Forty percent of the island is covered in protected national parks and World Heritage listed wilderness. It’s the only place in the world where you can see the endangered Tasmanian devil in its native habitat.
Hobart and surrounds
Hobart is the second oldest capital city in Australia and is the perfect base for exploring Southern Tasmania. This charming city hosts the Salamanca Markets every Saturday held among historic Georgian sandstone buildings attracting locals and visitors each weekend. Thirty minutes outside of Hobart you can find the clear waters and beautiful shores of Bruny Island. The island is home to creative communities and is a gourmet paradise with oyster farms, smoked meats, cheese, berry farms and wineries. Ninety minutes south of Hobart you can explore the popular Tasman Peninsula visiting the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic site. West of Hobart is the Derwent Valley which leads to the renowned Tasmanian Wilderness area.
Tasmania’s East Coast
The stunning landscape here features beautiful beaches and offers a completely different coastal experience. Five national parks are spread along the coast including the famous Freycinet National Park with its pink granite mountains, white beaches and crystal clear sea. The park is also home to Wineglass Bay regularly voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches. You can also explore The Bay of Fires and is found three hours’ drive north of Hobart. This area contains rocky gullies, secluded beaches and inlets along with a wealth of wildlife. The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is a four day guided walk where you’ll experience this magnificent coastline, delicious food, wine and exclusive accommodation.
Launceston & North
Northern Tasmania is full of historic streetscapes and heritage estates. At the heart of Launceston is Cataract Gorge Reserve popular for its recreation reserve, suspension bridge and Saturday Harvest Market. Also in this region is the Tamar Valley Wine route – 170 km of winding roads through picturesque wineries, lavender plantations, berry farms and orchards.
Tasmania’s North West
Home to Cradle Mountain, this region is one of the state’s most visited landmarks offering an abundance of forest adventures with alpine heathers, pine fringed glacial lakes and a rich habitat of wildlife including the Tasmanian devil!
The largest coastal town in the West Coast region is Strahan, approximately five hours from Hobart. Strahan is the gateway to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park where you can experience an extraordinary boat journey or explore underground mines in nearby townships.