Tasmania boasts stunning and often remote World Heritage Areas. There are fertile plains and open bushland, mountains and valleys, rare flora and fauna, rustic ports and historic villages all crammed into a comparatively small area so self drive touring is ideal. read more
Tasmania ’s East Coast is a coast of contrast - sunshine and sea life, wine and wildlife, crags and beaches, history and adventure. National parks, fine food and wine - as you journey on, you’ll discover the flavours of the area’s fresh, natural produce. click for more
The Huon Trail begins south of Hobart, then leads you through the Huon Valley, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island - follow The Huon Trail guide map and look for its roadside signs with descriptive stories to inspire your travels. click for more
The Midlands region of Tasmania showcases the State’s best-preserved colonial towns and villages. Here sandstone church spires overlook English trees, Georgian cottages line the quiet streets and stone bridges are reflected in leaf-dappled water. click for more
From Granton where the Bridgewater Bridge crosses the Derwent north of Hobart, explore the Lyell Highway as it follows the course of the river past poplars and willows, hopfields and orchards, towards Tasmania ’s mountains and wilderness. click for more
Launceston and its river valley blend history, scenery, creativity, adventure, entertainment and the superb flavours of fine food and wine. Launceston is a city of elegant architecture and award-winning restaurants, while the lush Tamar Valley is Tasmania’s premier wine-growing region. click for more
In an island of unique experiences, the West Coast of Tasmania is a land apart. Craggy mountains and World Heritage Area wilderness.You’ll feel the presence of tough men and bold women who carved a boom-and- bust living from the mountains, forests and seas. click for more
With more than 145km of picturesque coastline and abundant natural attractions, King Island is an idyllic holiday destination. The primary industries are dairy products of international repute, livestock farming, crayfishing, abalone harvesting and even kelp processing. click for more
Here, you’ll step back one and a half centuries - exploring the dramatic buildings, strolling or picnicking beneath graceful old English trees and cruising the dark waters to the Isle of the Dead, every moment at Port Arthur is a piece of living history. click for more
Flinders Island, Tasmania, is the largest in the Furneaux Group. The island is an ideal place for tourists to escape the stresses of city life, offering many attractions, most of them natural and some man-made or a combination of both such as wreck-diving. click for more
North West Tasmania, from Burnie with its industrial heritage and busy port, the Bass Highway follows the coast westward, almost always within sight of Bass Strait Massive bluffs nudge out into the sea. Circular Head, where the town of Stanley snuggles up against the 'Nut'. click for more
If there’s a single keynote for Tasmania’s North East, perhaps it’s colour - travelling through this part of the State, you’ll be aware of the changing tones and hues of the land, the sky, the sea. From the coast to the old tin mining towns of Derby and Weldborough, colours change. click for more
Hobart's lifestyle is defined by water; it is a riverside city with a bustling harbour, surrounded by picturesque harbourside warehouses. The waterfront area is the focal point for visitors to Hobart, as it is the site for many of the city's tourist attractions. click for more
From the city of Devonport, port of the Spirit of Tasmania, to the rugged country towards Cradle Mountain, the Central North and Cradle Mountain region is of interest and variety - charming towns and historic buildings, beaches, forests and craggy peaks. click for more
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Tasmania is the smallest of the Australian states. It is an island 240km from the mainland and surrounded by the turbulent Bass Strait, Southern Ocean and Tasman Sea. Its compactness makes it an ideal touring destination, as only relatively short distances separate its many attractions. Tasmania is a land of diversity with beaches encircling its coastline, while national parks and reserves protect its spectacular landmass, which features more than 2000km of world-class walking tracks.
This is the most mountainous Australian state, as well it has the highest percentage of national parks, comprising about one-third of the island. Tasmania boasts stunning and often remote World Heritage Areas. There are fertile plains and open bushland, mountains and valleys, rare flora and fauna, rustic ports and historic villages all crammed into a comparatively small area.
Of all the Australian states, Tasmania has the smallest population and the lowest immigration rate. As a result, its society is not as multicultural as other states. The small Aboriginal population is actively involved in maintaining its cultural identity through language and land management projects.
Unlike most of Australia, Tasmania enjoys 4 distinct seasons, which are a perfect complement to the other attractions of the state. Magnificent scenery is provided on both the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair NP walks and the cruise on the Gordon River in the south-west. Historic villages that have hardly changed since the 1800s together with convict-built bridges and old gaols are reminders of colonial days. The wide variety of attractions make the smallest state the perfect holiday destination deserving of the epithet 'The Holiday Isle'.
Travel to Tasmania, Australia and visit the: East Coast, Huon Valley and Bruny Island, Midlands, Derwent Valley and Central Highlands, Launceston and Tamar Valley, West Coast, King Island, South East, Flinders Island, North West, North East, Hobart, Central North and Cradle Mountain.
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1 New Norfolk
This historic town, 33km NW of Hobart on the Derwent River, was pioneered around 1808 by Norfolk Island free settlers. The district produces most of the hops used by Australian breweries, although the main industry in the region is paper manufacture. ... more
2 Hobart CBD and Suburbs
Most of Hobart's attractions are concentrated in a relatively small area within easy walking distance of Sullivans Cove and Constitution Dock. ... more
Ross is an historic, picturesque township on the Midland Hwy in the heart of Tasmania's premier wool-growing area. ... more
4 Flinders Island
Flinders and its 51 surrounding islands are all that remain of the land bridge that once connected Tasmania to mainland Australia. ... more
5 Cradle Mountain National Park
One of the most famous national parks in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair NP is a precious part of Australia's natural history and wilderness. ... more
Deloraine is a rich agricultural centre nestling in a valley encircled by Quamby Bluff and the Western Tiers and renowned for its stunning scenery. Artists and craftspeople are attracted to the district. ... more
Tasmania's second largest city is located in scenic countryside at the headwaters of the Tamar River. This garden city is the perfect base for exploring northern Tasmania. ... more
The charming north-west coastal township of Stanley is located on a peninsula and is overlooked by a 150m-high basalt rock formation known as The Nut. The original port for the Van Diemen's Land Company from 1826, it is known for fresh fish, crayfis ... more
9 Freycinet National Park
Freycinet NP is a protected area of coastal heathland and white sand beaches washed by vibrant blue waters. Located on the East Coast of Tasmania, 180km SE of Launceston, the 168km national park boasts granite mountain peaks, including Amos, Dove and ... more