Tasmania is a departure from Australia’s desert and tropics. This island state’s rolling green hills, imposing mountain peaks, and untouched rugged coastline will have you wondering, “why didn’t I visit sooner?”

Tasmania is guaranteed to take your breath away. Within the stretch of a few hours on this island state and you can be strolling through a pristine national park, exploring an early Australian colonial village and having lunch on a island full of cheese.

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Hobart is full of rugged reserves, cheese paired with the perfect drop, house galleries and the cleanest of air, it's so worth crossing the water to experience this city in all of its glory.

Bruny Island

The #1 destination for a travelling foodie, Bruny Island is jam-packed with Tasmania’s finest gourmet produce. Essential pit stops include the Bruny Island Smoke House to sample smoked pastes, pate and chutneys and the Bruny Island Berry Farm for the tastiest darn treats including cheesecake drowning in berry coulis, berry tarts, berry muffins and champagne jellies brimming with all of the fruits. Tip: As there is no public transport on Bruny Island, we suggest taking your car on the ferry, which costs just $33 or $38 in peak season.

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park shows off a spread of natural formations, like staggering mountains, turquoise water bays and inviting white sand beaches. A hike is the optimal way to take in the most incredible shots of Wineglass Bay. But if you’re up to the challenge, go for a three-day trek across the entire Freycinet Peninsula, one of the most scenic coastal areas in Tasmania. Alternatively, there’s always the grand opportunity to relax on the beach or go wildlife-spotting.

Cradle Mountain

Substituting the frenetic buzz of daily life for a gentle reconnection with nature is a snap at Cradle Mountain. The mighty mountain is located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Exploring this part of Tasmania leads to a bounty of natural wonders: ancient rainforests, glacial lakes, icy streams and more. Naturally, the rainforest, greenery and ancient plants provide an environment suitable for wildlife such as Tasmanian devils, echidna, platypus and bird species.

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  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Mount Wellington (for walks, bike rides and more are available)
    • Port Arthur Historic Site (a convict settlement)
    • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park (home the Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake and the Freycinet Peninsula)


  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Launceston Aquatic Centre
    • Ride the Don River Railway
    • Seahorse World


  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Cygnet Folk Festival (January)
    • Mona Foma Museum of Old and New Art:Festival Of Music and Art (January)
    • Targa Tasmania (April-May)
    • Agfest (May)
    • 10 Days on the Islands (March)
    • Dark Mofo (June)
    • Royal Launceston Show (October)
    • Royal Hobart Show (October)
    • Huon Show (second Saturday of Dec)
    •  Taste of Tasmania (Christmas/NY)
    • Sydney to Hobart (starts Boxing Day)
    • Falls Festival (NYE)
    • Australian Wooden Boat Festival (February 2019)











  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Corinna (off the coast of the Tarkine)
    • Mt Field National Park (plant diversity, beautiful waterfalls, great hikes, and a some of Australia’s wildlife)

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