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  • Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park is just one of many Tasmania tours to be included on your Australia vacation.
  • Cradle Mountain National Park
  • One of Port Arthur's largest buildings
  • Tasmanian devils photo courtesy of Tourism Tasmania
  • Binalong Bay
  • Russell Falls in Tasmania
  • Hobart waterfront photo courtesy of Like Tscharke

Reconnect with yourself and nature on Australia’s heart-shaped island state. Appreciate the unique heritage history, untouched wilderness, and spectacular mountains of Tasmania. Enjoy world-class food and drink like local artisan cheeses, oysters, wine, and spirits. Home to some of the freshest air in the world, more than 20% of Tasmania is preserved in a rugged and enchanting Wilderness World Heritage Area. Tasmania offers pristine waters, distinctive wildlife, a vibrant arts culture, and space to pause, breathe and recharge.

Best places to visit in Tasmania

Hobart - Gateway to Southern Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania’s capital, punches well above its weight when it comes to dining, cultural attractions and natural beauty. It sits on the edge of Southern Tasmania beneath spectacular views from the peak of Kunanyi/Mount Wellington. It's Australia’s second oldest city after Sydney and a great addition to any Australia vacation. Remnants of its past as a penal colony can be found everywhere, from quaint settlers’ cottages and colonial mansions to the Cascades Female Factory historic site. Disused harbour warehouses have been converted into dockside cafes, artists’ studios and restaurants. Try the fresh seafood at one of Hobart’s waterside restaurants while watching the colourful spinnakers bobbing on the water. Art lovers will want to take the short ferry ride up the Derwent River to MONA, one of the biggest and cheekiest private collections of modern and contemporary art in Australia.

Day Trips From Hobart - Port Arthur, Tasty Treats and More

Hobart is an ideal base for some great Southern Tassie day trips! One is the Tasman Peninsula, home to Port Arthur UNESCO heritage historic site with its well-preserved penal colony buildings. Once known as an 'inescapable prison, Port Arthur is now a beautiful and rugged destination with ample history to discover. A guided introductory tour gives a taste of the island's different heritage sites. Delve into Port Arthur's fascinating - and sometimes spooky - history with an after-dark tour. Heading south from the city, explore Bruny Island, or head west into the Huon and Derwent Valleys to sample some of that famous fresh Tassie produce.

Freycinet Peninsula - The Jewel of the East Coast

From seafood to wine to wildlife, Tasmania's East Coast is something special, and nowhere is its wonder better embodied than on the Freycinet Peninsula. A great wilderness choice for those in search of Tasmania’s rugged natural beauty, Freycinet offers terrific hiking, picture-perfect azure bays and white sand beaches such as the Bay of Fires, with its stunning orange-tinted rocks and turquoise waters, or the endlessly photographed Wineglass Bay. A visit to Maria Island is a must for spotting wallabies and wombats in the wild. The Freycinet area is also home to some of the best oysters in the world, best enjoyed with a glass of boutique local white. It's a great spot to break up a trip between Launceston and Hobart while immersing yourself in the Tassie wilderness.

Launceston - Food, History, and Northern Beauty

Tasmania’s second-largest city, Launceston, is a heritage haven and is one of only two Australian cities to be titled a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Sample fine sparkling wine from the rolling Tamar Valley, hit the world-renowned mountain bike trails at Derby and tee off into Bass Strait at Barnbougle. Don't miss nearby Narawntapu Park. A complex of small islands, headlands, wetlands, dunes and lagoons, Narawntapu offers an amazing variety of plants and animals including kangaroos, wallabies and wombats.

Cradle Mountain and the Incredible Northwest

Full of colour and flavour, the northwest is your gateway to some of Tasmania’s most pristine natural beauty, including the alpine wilds of Cradle Mountain. Immerse yourself on coastal drives, food trails, national parks, and in allegedly the world’s cleanest air – found on the northwest tip of Kennaook /Cape Grim Peninsula.

Tasmania's Wild West Coast

Pack your waterproof jacket, it's worth it! Home to untamed rivers, ancient Huon pines and giant sand dunes, the west coast is the heart of Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Area. Challenge the infamous Franklin River on a white-water rafting expedition, cruise the majestic Gordon River, hike through age-old rainforests and visit historic mining towns.

King and Flinders Islands

Hear the heartbeat of the surf, take your pick of oceanside golf courses, or roam the lush pastures that nourish King Island’s renowned produce. On Flinders Island, settle into relaxation – walk the length of a beach, explore a granite headland painted by nature, or sip whisky flavoured by island peat.

Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Tasmania

Meet the wombats and discover the convict past of Maria Island

Car-free and teeming with adorable wombats, Maria Island National Park is a microcosm of nature and history. Darlington Probation Station delves into the island’s past as a convict site, whilst the Painted Cliffs border long beaches and turquoise waters.

Have a devilish good time with some furry locals

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a social enterprise offering close-up wildlife experiences with resident kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils and echidnas as well as conservation initiatives, with funds aiming to support the surrounding environment and communities.

Walk with Tasmania's first peoples

You might have heard the myth that Tasmania's Aboriginal people were wiped out by colonists. In fact, Tasmania's First Nations culture is alive and well! This eye-opening four-day, three-night Wukalina walk is Palawa-owned and led, centring Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural activities, traditional foods and an exploration of local history and daily life. Take this on-foot journey through the state’s northeast between September and April/May.

Taste the best of Freycinet at Saffire

Overlooking the spectacular Freycinet National Park, Saffire Freycinet offers luxury accommodation and immersive culinary experiences such as shucking fresh oysters and gathering locally produced honey.

Float away your cares at a floating sauna

Floating Sauna at Lake Derby is Australia’s only floating wood-fired sauna – offering an unparalleled opportunity to reconnect with nature and reinvigorate the senses through a traditional Finnish sauna and cold plunge in the freshwater lake.

Take to the Tassie skies

Explore the rugged beauty of Tasmania from the skies with Tasmanian Air Tours or Par Avion – offering scenic flights and connections to the wilderness, as well as transfers and tailored experiences at wineries, distilleries, restaurants, and secluded picnic spots.

Visit Australia's most irreverent (and spectacular) art museum

Bring a sense of humour to the remarkable Mona (Museum of Old and New Art). This world-renowned art collection just north of Hobart doesn’t take itself too seriously. Be shocked, be delighted, catch a gig, and dine in style.

Get your hands dirty for truffles

At the Truffle Farm Tasmania, unearth black truffles alongside the team and their beloved dogs, before enjoying a lunch platter of Tasmania’s finest cheeses and meats alongside a truffle tasting and grading demonstration.

How do you travel to Tasmania?

As Tasmania is the only island state of Australia, you can either fly or take a boat/ferry. Flights are regular and direct from the east coast (Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane). Many travellers also opt to take the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry from Melbourne to Davenport. 

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State of Tasmania Quickfacts

Origin of Name: Known as Van Diemen's Land until 1855, the island was renamed for Abel Janszoon Tasman, the Dutch navigator who discovered it in 1642.
Capital: Hobart
Floral Emblem: Blue Gum
Faunal Emblem: Platypus and Kookaburra.
State Flag:

The badge of a golden lion on a red St. George's cross within a white circle and a star at each extremity of the cross.

State Motto: "Fertility and Faithfulness"
Location: Tasmania, Australia's island state lying approximately 240 km south of Victoria in the South Pacific Ocean.
Area: Tasmania is about the size of the Republic of Ireland, West Virginia (USA) or Hokkaido (Japan). The distance from east to west is 315 kilometres (189 miles) and from north to south 286 kilometres (175 miles). The area is 68,331 square kilometres (26,376 square miles) but only represents 1% of Australia's total area.
Landform: Mountainous, with peaks in the west exceeding 1,500 m (5,000 ft), Tasmania is an extension of the continent's Eastern Highlands.
Population: You'll rarely see a crowd in Tasmania, which has a very small population for its size. The total population is 510,600, (there are over 23,700,000 in the whole of Australia). In contrast to other Australian states where the majority of the people live in the capital, only about 40% of Tasmania's citizens reside in Hobart.

In greater Hobart there are 211,000 people; in Launceston 106,000; in Burnie 20,000; in Devonport 25,000. English is the language of the whole of Australia including, of course, Tasmania. As you walk around Tasmanian cities and towns you may hear other languages - people from many countries have settled here and brought their languages with them.

 

Wilderness and Wildlife

Tasmania's isolation from mainland Australia has ensured the survival of many plants, animals and birds that are rare, or even extinct, elsewhere in the country. Visitors are often surprised at how accessible Tasmania's native wildlife is. In many areas on even a short bushwalk, you can come across a pademelon, wombat or wallaby. 

About 40 percent of Tasmania is protected within national parks and reserves, and you'll be surprised how easy it is to experience the wilderness – on a Dove Lake or Russell Falls walking track, from a cruise boat off Bruny Island's south coast or by light plane to Melaleuca, deep in the south-west. 

You can explore the dramatic landscapes of the world's last great temperate wilderness – in the rugged mountain ranges, dense rainforests, wild rivers and glaciated peaks of the west coast and Central Highlands you'll discover wildlife, scenery and vegetation unlike anywhere else on earth.  

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Tasmania, Australia

  • Melbourne and Tasmania Explorer with Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore cosmopolitan Melbourne and the island of Tasmania which has much to offer. Drive through Strahan then the Cradle Mountains, famous for alpine scenery, to Hobart stopping at Launceston, Freycinet and Port Arthur.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,499
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Tasmanian Self Drive: Hobart to Launceston

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this expedited self-drive program, discover the natural wonders of Tasmania, the enchanting and dramatic island-state just south of the Australian mainland. Here you'll find cascading waterfalls, rich wildlife and a fascinating history.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,459
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Launceston: Grand Tasman: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Venture across the rugged landscape of Tasmania on this value vacation. Beginning and ending in Launceston, you’ll spend 10 days journeying across the island, seeing highlights like Freycinet National Park, the capital of Hobart, the historic prison of Port Arthur, and the breathtaking wilds of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,695
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Ultimate Retreats: Great Barrier Reef, Sydney & Kangaroo Island

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Head on a relaxing Aussie adventure that combines the best of natural encounters and luxury accommodations. Visiting Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, and Kangaroo Island, you’ll stay in pampering deluxe hotels and lodges and experience a blend of Australia’s natural and cultural highlights.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,888
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Tasmanian Circle: 9 Days Hobart to Hobart Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: The tiny island of Tasmania has much to offer. Drive through Strahan then the Cradle Mountains, famous for alpine scenery, to Hobart stopping at Launceston, Swansea and Port Arthur.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,579
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cradle Mountain Huts Walk

    This six day walk is a journey within Tasmania’s World Heritage Area that features a huge diversity of flora and fauna. Spend nights in a private hut nestled away in this remarkable park.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,058
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Discover Melbourne and Tasmania

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore cosmopolitan Melbourne and the island of Tasmania which has much to offer. Drive through Strahan then the Cradle Mountains, famous for alpine scenery, to Hobart stopping at Launceston, Freycinet and Port Arthur.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Hobart: Heart of Tasmania: Premier Escorted Vacation

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOURING: Experience Tasmania’s glorious nature and lovely culture on this premier vacation through the heart of the island. Starting and ending in Hobart, you’ll cruise along the Gordon River, discover the majestic nature of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair, cross the untouched Tarkine region, and sample the island’s most famous wines.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,895
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Hobart: Tasmania Complete: Premier Escorted Vacation

    Prepare for a journey of discovery, delving into colourful history and awe-inspiring natural highlights of Tasmania. Explore the remote west coast, roam the best of Cradle Mountain National Park, take in the incredible viewpoints of the state's east, and explore one of the world's cheekiest art spaces.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,895
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Hobart: West Coast Highlights: Premier Escorted Vacation

    Venture across the stunning and rugged landscape of Tasmania to explore its colourful history and savour its natural landmarks. Journeying from Hobart to Launceston, you’ll hike through rainforests, spot waterfalls, and discover the awe-inspiring wonders of Australia’s southernmost state.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,745
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Hobart: Western Wonders of Tasmania: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Spend six days in Tasmania first visiting the city of Launceston then journey to Freycinet National Park. Stop in historic Port Arthur and Salamanca Place before concluding in Hobart.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,545
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Launceston: Tasmanian East Coast Escape: Premier Escorted Vacation

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOURING: Explore the beauty of the 'Apple Isle' on this fantastic 6 day tour. Highlights include the stunning Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond and Hobart.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,795
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Natural Tasmania: Hobart to Launceston

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: During this five day tour visit the Cradle Mountains and Freycinet National Park, travel to the Tasman Peninsula and Hobart, always keeping your eyes open for the infamous Tasmanian Devil.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,369
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Tasmania - A Devil of an Experience

    FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALTY GROUPS: Explore Australia’s island state of Tasmania on this 9-day custom group tour. The amazing natural landscapes and unique culinary scene that has been gaining global recognition in recent years give you plenty of options to pack your itinerary. Discover every corner of Tasmania with stops at Launceston, Cradle Mountain National Park, Freycinet, Richmond, and Hobart.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Specialty Groups & Events
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  • Tasmanian Self Drive: Launceston to Hobart (or V.V.)

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Enjoy driving through Tasmania, taking in its stunning unspoiled wilderness. From Launceston travel to Swansea, explore the east coast’s beaches, granite outcrops and deserted caves.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 399
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Tassie Convict Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Tasmania offers a world of difference from the rest of Australia. Explore the ruins of the infamous Port Arthur penal settlements, learning the history of Australia’s early convicts.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 562
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Taste of Tasmania

    Across the Bass Strait lies a side of Australia unlike any other.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 724
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Touring
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  • Value Tasmania (9 Days): Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    Begin and end in Launceston, spending ten amazing days seeing the many of the highlights of Tasmania including Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, the Cradle Mountains, Strahan and more.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,095
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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