Often overlooked by travellers, the unspoilt Tasmania offers fantastic scenery, an excellent climate and a warm welcome.
Just an hour’s flight from the mainland, Tasmania is an up and coming holiday destination. It offers fantastic outdoor activities, diverse wildlife and a unique history. The state capital, Hobart, is a sleepy city with Victorian architecture, and a friendly atmosphere. It has plenty to offer the discerning traveller, from up market boutiques to cafes serving delicious food.
Time Difference: GMT +10 hours
Currency: Australian Dollar
December to March are the warmest months with temperatures between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius. In the winter, (June to August), temperatures fall to between 3 and 11 degrees. Rainfall varies greatly across the island, although the city of Hobart is the second driest Australian capital city.
One of the best ways to experience the stunning Tasmanian landscape is from the air. There’s a complete range of scenic flights available from local tour operators, including a choice of sea plane, helicopter, fixed wing or even high-speed military jets! You will fly over spectacular mountains, ancient rainforests and beautiful coastline.
As with most of Australia, Tasmania is perfect for outdoor activities. The climate is perfect, and the scenery is mesmerising. There are outdoor activities to suit all levels of fitness and experience, whether it be on land, in the sea, or in the air, Tasmania has something to offer you. Examples of activities include walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, sailing, fishing and golf.
The state capital of Tasmania is steeped in history and is well worth a visit. From the yacht filled harbour to the boutiques, art galleries and cafés of Salamanca Place, Hobart provides plenty of interest. At the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery you can learn all about the history and cultural heritage of this unique island. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a beautiful stretch of parkland growing indigenous plants from the area.