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

Tasmania, familiarly known as “Tassie” is an island located 240 kilometres/150 miles off the south coast of Australia. It is the most mountainous state and is made up of wilderness, spectacular scenery and interesting cities, a wonderful combination on an Australia vacation. 40% of the island is National Parks and reserves. It is a place with a rich history of convicts, cool-climate wineries and the smallest capital city.

Hobart, Tasmania’s capital, is located amid the exciting beauty of Southern Tasmania, a charming waterfront city where Australia’s heritage can be viewed. European beginnings are everywhere - in quaint settlers’ cottages and colonial mansions.

Not too far way is the Port Arthur UNESCO heritage historic site with its well preserved penal colony buildings which also has great walks as well as cruises along the very high and spectacular nearby sea cliffs.

TasmaniaThe Freycinet Peninsula, situated on the mild east coast, is a good example on Australian tours of the rugged natural beauty of the state with its azure bays and white sand beaches which take your breath away.

The city of Launceston in the north, the second largest in Tasmania and one of the oldest cities in Australia, has some attractive old historical buildings and offers a visit to nearby Narawntapu Park a complex of small islands, headlands, wetlands, dunes and lagoons, all with an amazing variety of plants and animals including kangaroos, wallabies and wombats.

Outdoor activities abound in Tasmania such as bushwalking, cycling, rafting and kayaking.

So if you are looking for something off the "beaten tourist track" on trips to Australia, then one of our Tasmania holidays is a great place to start. C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

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

Tasmanian DevilTasmania'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 per cent 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

  • Aussie Southern Explorer

    Encompassing Melbourne, Hobart, and Adelaide and including flights from North America, this two-week trip is the perfect introduction to a different side of Australia, or the ideal second trip for someone who's already seen the famous landmarks.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,699
    Trip Type:
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  • Bay of Fires

    Located in north-east Tasmania, the wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes and wildlife. Led by guides, you’ll explore both the beach and woodlands.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,429
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise Half Day Tour

    One of Tasmania's most stunning beaches, Wineglass Bay captures the beauty of the state's east coast. Sail around this unspoiled coastline, dropping anchor for a delicious lunch onboard your eco-friendly catamaran. Floor to ceiling windows maximise your enjoyment of the landscape year-round.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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$ 2,605
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Freycinet Lodge

    Pick up your rental car and drive to Tasmania’s rugged East Coast. With its prime location, Freycinet Lodge is the ideal base for exploring the amazing natural landscapes that surround it.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 360
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Hobart: Hobart to Launceston Active Full Day Tour

    The ultimate Tasmania road trip, travel from Hobart to Launceston in one day, stopping in at Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. This action-packed day tour includes sensational scenery, picturesque short walks, and many scenic stops along the way.
    Duration:
    11 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: A Day in the Wilderness Full Day Tour

    Really get out there on this Tasmanian wildlife adventure. Fly to rugged South West National Park and keep your eyes peeled for one of the world’s rarest birds. Then board a boat to explore the harbour, concluding with a flight over Tasmania’s coastline.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips, Luxury and Beyond
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  • Hobart: Big 3 Tasmania Hobart to Launceston

    Add the best of Tasmania to your Australia vacation with this short journey from Hobart to Launceston, or vice versa. See historic convict ruins, and some of Australia’s most pristine national parks.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 290
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Hobart: Bruny Island Cruise Full Day Tour

    Take an award-winning wildlife cruise along Bruny Island’s rugged coast to spot incredible wildlife and gain a new appreciation for one of the world’s best coastlines. As you cruise along the island, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and have front-row seats to the towering sea cliffs and striking waters of Tasmania.
    Duration:
    9.75 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Full Day Grand Port Arthur Tour

    Take a day from Hobart to explore Australia’s convict past at the Port Arthur Historic Site. On this day tour, you’ll head on a walking tour through the centre of Port Arthur, cruise across the harbour, tour the restored buildings and ruins of the Isle of the Dead, and experience the history of this iconic site.
    Duration:
    7.75 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Historic Tasmania Full Day Tour

    Take a full day to explore the historic centre of Hobart, Tasmania. Start by experiencing the country’s convict past at the Port Arthur Historic Site, continue along the coastline to see rugged geological features, and close out by exploring the village of Richmond, with its colonial architecture nestled in the Coal River Valley.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Historic Walk

    Take a guided walk along Hobart’s historical routes and learn about the establishment of Tasmania’s capital city. As you walk along Hobart’s streets, you’ll pass the waterfront, spot heritage-listed buildings, and learn about historical characters central to forming Hobart’s uniquely charming identity.
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Huon Valley Full Day Tour

    Venture to the very southern tip of Australia, exploring the spectacular Huon Valley region. Visit the Tahune Forest Airwalk where you can walk in the treetops with views of the temperate rainforest. Take a scenic drive along the Huon River to the fishing village of Dover, and enjoy the serenity of Tasmania's wilderness.
    Duration:
    7.25 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Launceston to Hobart Active Full Day Tour

    The ultimate Tasmania road trip, travel from Launceston to Hobart in one day, stopping in at Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. This action-packed day tour includes sensational scenery, picturesque short walks, and many scenic stops along the way.
    Duration:
    11 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: MONA with Morning City Tour

    Get an orientation of Hobart before visiting one of the city's most exciting venues. A visit to MONA will open your eyes to a gallery experience unlike any other, it will take you on a journey of rival contemplations
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Old Hobart Pub Tour

    Dig deep into the alcohol-soaked history of Hobart’s waterfront as you tour its taverns and engage in 200 years of enterprise, hardship, and humour. As you tour these pubs in the company of an expert guide, you’ll meet locals and enjoy ribald tales about the smugglers, convicts, and brothels that defined Hobart’s unforgettable history.
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Tasman Island Cruise including Tasmanian Devil Park Full Day Tour

    Explore the Tasman Peninsula before embarking on an award-winning cruise, around beautiful Tasman Island. The cruise lasts three hours, while the balance of your day includes morning tea, lunch and a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Park, to see one of Australia's most fearsome, furry native animals up close.
    Duration:
    10.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Tasmania's Wilderness and Wildlife

    Experience Tasmania’s wilderness and wildlife first hand as you explore Mount Field National Park, the oldest park in Tasmania. As you tour the park, you’ll pass through rainforest and alongside waterfalls, and spot Tasmanian Devils, wombats, wallabies, quolls, and all manner of incredible marsupials at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Tasmanian Devils Half Day Tour

    Explore the charm and history of the village of Richmond. Next, head to Bonorong Wildlife Park to meet wombats, wallabies, koalas, eagles and of course the world famous “Tassie Devils,” the ferocious, yet strangely adorable furry mascots of Tasmania.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: The Grand Half Day Walk

    Explore Tasmania’s capital by foot and learn about how this charming waterfront city came to be. Guided by a local expert, you’ll visit the city’s heritage sites, learn about its founding, and explore the areas of Salamanca and Battery Point, enjoying some light exercise while you do so.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet Full Day Active Tour

    Wineglass Bay is nestled in the Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. One of Tasmania’s first National Parks this is a coastal area rich in stunning landscapes. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Launceston: Big 3 Tasmania Launceston to Hobart

    Add the best of Tasmania to your Australia vacation with this short journey from Launceston to Launceston, or vice versa. See historic convict ruins, and some of Australia’s most pristine national parks.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 290
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Maria Island Walk

    Few places on the planet offer the total tranquility and unspoiled natural beauty of Maria Island. Enjoy this acclaimed four day walk through breathtaking landscapes rich in history.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,895
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Natural Tasmania 4 Days: Scheduled

    An incredible one fifth of Tasmania has been listed as a World Heritage site. Spend four days in Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula and Freycinet National Park, uncovering unspoiled nature.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,575
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Natural Tasmania 5 Day: Scheduled

    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$ 2,049
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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