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Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania

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 Australia’s smallest state and 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. You could take a trip to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens which has a fascinating Subantarctic area and the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere. Seasoned shoppers will appreciate Salamanca Market which is held every Saturday – over 300 stalls showcasing Tasmanian products including fresh produce, art, leather goods, wines, clothing, jewellery and more.

One of the most famous landmarks on the island is Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Filled with ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, this stunning area is popular with walkers and hikers and is home to the famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain. Another national park well worth a visit is the absolutely beautiful Freycinet National Park at Coles Bay – the views are simply breathtaking!

Wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmania’s most popular wildlife park. This is a great place to see native animals such as the famous Tassie Devil, Tasmanian Pademelon and Eastern Quoll as well as koalas, kangaroos, wombats, possums, birds and more.

Travelling on to Launceston, which is considered to be Tasmania’s second city, you’re well placed to visit Cataract Gorge, the Tamar Island Wetlands and the Tamar Valley Wineries.

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Key Highlights
  • Visit The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens; a beautiful stretch of parkland full of indigenous plants
  • Tasmania is a walkers paradise as it is home to five of the 12 Great Walks of Australia
  • Take a guided tour of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
  • For ease of getting around, we would recommend hiring a car
  • Browse the interesting exhibits in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Travel up to the top of Mount Wellington for amazing views over Hobart and beyond
  • Serious walkers and hikers can take on the famous Overland Track – a six-day walk!
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place to see native animals
  • Don’t miss Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park – it’s picture-perfect
  • Saffire Freycinet is a luxury lodge that will make your time here so much more memorable

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +10 hours

Currency: Australian Dollar

Climate Information

December to March are the warmest months with temperatures between 17 and 23°C. In the winter (June to August) temperatures fall to between 3 and 11°C.

Rainfall varies greatly across the island, although the city of Hobart is the second driest Australian capital city.

Leisure & Activities

Scenic Flights
One of the best ways to experience the stunning Tasmanian landscape is from the air. There’s a wide 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.

Outdoor Activities
As with most of Australia, Tasmania is perfect for outdoor activities as the climate is wonderful and the scenery is mesmerising. There are 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 including walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, sailing, fishing and golf.

Hobart
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.

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