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Australia’s island state is no ordinary place and Tasmanians are no ordinary people. Geographic isolation has contributed to unique biodiversity – globally significant and dazzling in its beauty – and it’s also fostered a rare community of creative, down-to-earth, resourceful people with time to make you feel welcome. So a holiday to Tasmania is certainly worth the trip.

About 250 kilometres south of the Australian mainland and roughly the same size as Switzerland, Tasmania – or ‘Tassie’ – is Australia's smallest state and the most geographically diverse. Over 40 per cent of the island is reserved as national parks and world heritage wilderness. You can arrive by air or sea. It’s just an hour’s flight from Melbourne and around two hours from Sydney or Adelaide.

Holidays to Tasmania offer wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins. It’s a place where seasonality and hospitality go hand in hand. One of the joys of travelling in Tasmania is not just the chance to taste produce straight from the farm and ocean, but the ease of meeting the makers at cellar doors, farm gates and local markets.

Walk along the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere on the Three Capes Track, and breathe some of the purest air in the world. In World Heritage wilderness, you can walk through valleys where towering Huon pines have grown for thousands of years, where rivers meet rare temperate rainforest, and snow-peaked mountains shadow grass plains. You will also see wildlife that exists nowhere else on Earth. However you want to spend your holiday to Tasmania, our experts will create the perfect trip for you.

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Things to do in Tasmania

With its wide range of experiences, attractions and spectacular landscapes, Tasmania packs a lot of appeal into a diverse, distinctive and easy-to explore region. Explore the treats of Tasmania's welcoming capital city, Hobart. Visit the underground art world of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), a world-class gallery with a collection of art designed to provoke.

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Delve into history at Australia's most notorious convict settlement in the beautiful coastal setting of Port Arthur. Marvel at Cradle Mountain and hike the dramatic cliff-lined peak rising from the shores of Dove Lake. Witness the flawless white curve of Wineglass Bay and the wander it’s white sands in Freycinet National Park. Feast on some of the freshest crayfish, abalone and oyster you’ll ever taste, and meet the states emblematic Tasmanian devil.

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Food and drink in Tasmania

Tasmania's quality food and wine attract foodies from all over the world. Rich soil, pure air and clean water inspire dedicated growers to produce truly authentic food and drink experiences. One of the joys of a holiday to Tasmania is not just the pleasure of tasting farm-fresh and ocean-fresh produce, but the ease of meeting farmers and makers at cellar doors, farm gates and local markets. A growing range of paddock-to-plate experiences, tasting trails, wine routes, cooking schools and gourmet walking tours allow travellers to forage, cook, taste and learn firsthand.

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Tasmania also has some of Australia's leading cool climate wines, with their pinot noir and sparkling wines attracting the interest of wine makers from around the world. Plus, Tassie’s clean, green environment is ideal for producing cider, whisky and gin. You'll find boutique breweries and distilleries showcasing their wares at cellar doors where you can sample the produce and talk to the maker.

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Wildlife and nature in Tasmania

From wombats and wallabies, to whales, dolphins and duck-billed platypuses, and of course the endemic Tasmanian devil, Tassie is quite simply bursting with life. Long detached from the Australian mainland with habitats ranging from rainforest to alpine, coastal scrubland to wild open heath, you’ll never be far away from an incredible wildlife experience on your Tasmania trip. See wallabies on the beach in Freycinet National Park, witness Peregrine falcons soaring over Cradle Mountain, and watch whales and dolphins from the shores of the Bay of Fires.

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Humpbacks visit these waters between May and July, and you’ll see the Southern Right Whale between June and September. Tasmanian Devils are a little more elusive, so why not make a stop at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary – 30 minutes outside Hobart – to meet these little critters and a host of their friends? You can also learn how Tassie’s unique natural heritage is being conserved.

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Best time to visit Tasmania

The islands four distinct seasons are holidays to Tasmania possible all year round. Enjoy beach life and blooming lavender fields in summer, and see the “turning of the fagus” in autumn, when Australia’s only deciduous tree turns brilliant colours. Fish for wild brown trout in spring and, in winter, join solstice festivals and warm up around hot tubs and log fires with fine Tassie whisky.

Rainfall varies significantly across the island. Hobart is the second driest capital city in Australia (after Adelaide), while the west coast has an annual average rainfall of 2400 millimetres, which sustains the island’s cool temperate rainforests.

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No matter when you travel, it’s important to prepare for sudden changes in the weather. Pack warm, fast-drying layers for maximum flexibility, particularly in the cooler months, and be sure to carry extra warm clothing and a waterproof jacket.

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Things to do

Things to do in Tasmania

With its wide range of experiences, attractions and spectacular landscapes, Tasmania packs a lot of appeal into a diverse, distinctive and easy-to explore region. Explore the treats of Tasmania's welcoming capital city, Hobart. Visit the underground art world of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), a world-class gallery with a collection of art designed to provoke.

Show More
Show Less

Delve into history at Australia's most notorious convict settlement in the beautiful coastal setting of Port Arthur. Marvel at Cradle Mountain and hike the dramatic cliff-lined peak rising from the shores of Dove Lake. Witness the flawless white curve of Wineglass Bay and the wander it’s white sands in Freycinet National Park. Feast on some of the freshest crayfish, abalone and oyster you’ll ever taste, and meet the states emblematic Tasmanian devil.

Show More
Show Less

Food & Drink

Food and drink in Tasmania

Tasmania's quality food and wine attract foodies from all over the world. Rich soil, pure air and clean water inspire dedicated growers to produce truly authentic food and drink experiences. One of the joys of a holiday to Tasmania is not just the pleasure of tasting farm-fresh and ocean-fresh produce, but the ease of meeting farmers and makers at cellar doors, farm gates and local markets. A growing range of paddock-to-plate experiences, tasting trails, wine routes, cooking schools and gourmet walking tours allow travellers to forage, cook, taste and learn firsthand.

Show More
Show Less

Tasmania also has some of Australia's leading cool climate wines, with their pinot noir and sparkling wines attracting the interest of wine makers from around the world. Plus, Tassie’s clean, green environment is ideal for producing cider, whisky and gin. You'll find boutique breweries and distilleries showcasing their wares at cellar doors where you can sample the produce and talk to the maker.

Show More
Show Less

Nature & wildlife

Wildlife and nature in Tasmania

From wombats and wallabies, to whales, dolphins and duck-billed platypuses, and of course the endemic Tasmanian devil, Tassie is quite simply bursting with life. Long detached from the Australian mainland with habitats ranging from rainforest to alpine, coastal scrubland to wild open heath, you’ll never be far away from an incredible wildlife experience on your Tasmania trip. See wallabies on the beach in Freycinet National Park, witness Peregrine falcons soaring over Cradle Mountain, and watch whales and dolphins from the shores of the Bay of Fires.

Show More
Show Less

Humpbacks visit these waters between May and July, and you’ll see the Southern Right Whale between June and September. Tasmanian Devils are a little more elusive, so why not make a stop at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary – 30 minutes outside Hobart – to meet these little critters and a host of their friends? You can also learn how Tassie’s unique natural heritage is being conserved.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Tasmania

The islands four distinct seasons are holidays to Tasmania possible all year round. Enjoy beach life and blooming lavender fields in summer, and see the “turning of the fagus” in autumn, when Australia’s only deciduous tree turns brilliant colours. Fish for wild brown trout in spring and, in winter, join solstice festivals and warm up around hot tubs and log fires with fine Tassie whisky.

Rainfall varies significantly across the island. Hobart is the second driest capital city in Australia (after Adelaide), while the west coast has an annual average rainfall of 2400 millimetres, which sustains the island’s cool temperate rainforests.

Show More
Show Less

No matter when you travel, it’s important to prepare for sudden changes in the weather. Pack warm, fast-drying layers for maximum flexibility, particularly in the cooler months, and be sure to carry extra warm clothing and a waterproof jacket.

Show More
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Freycinet National Park

This place is home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches, abundant birdlife and Wineglass Bay – Tasmania’s most photographed view.

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MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)

Catch the Mona Roma ferry from Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier to this startling subterranean museum of contemporary art and antiquities.

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Port Arthur Historic Site

A UNESCO World Heritage listed convict penal settlement, this place offers guided tours during the day and ghost tours every night.

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Cradle Mountain

Whether you prefer traversing down ancient canyons, relaxing at the spa in World Heritage wilderness, or walking through it, this is where wilderness and civilisation meet.

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West Coast Wilderness Railway

The only railway of its kind in the southern hemisphere, this line has 120-year-old steam trains travelling through cool temperate rainforests taking in stunning gorges and bridges.

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