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Discover Tasmania

Small in size but big on experiences

Tasmania is an island at the edge of the world – a natural paradise … small in size yet big on experiences.  The spotlight is on Hobart – the capital city with lots of charm & character. For Tasmania attractions beyond Hobart, expect wilderness and wildlife at a gentle pace, cruise majestic rivers, walk along pristine deserted beaches or savour inspiring views.

World Heritage listings are big in Tasmania. The state boasts close to a fifth of the total area as the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage area. Discover Mount Field National Park, Strahan, Bruny Island, Cradle Mountain, the Tarkine Wilderness and Freycinet to name a few. Enjoy the flavours of these small cities and towns, fine food and wine, produce renowned the world over as fresh and local.

Explore Tasmania destinations & experiences

Hobart

Hobart is the second oldest capital city in Australia. With its captivating historical buildings, as well as picturesque waterways and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone. Discover the Museum of Old & New Art, stroll through the gullies of Mount Wellington and wander the unique stalls at Salamanca Market.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • Enjoy the spectacular view from Mount Wellington
  • Shop the local art & crafts at Salamanca Markets
  • Explore the Museum of Old & New Art
  • Discover the wilderness & wildlife on Bruny Island

Port Arthur

The Tasman Peninsula is a 90-minute drive from Hobart & has two main attractions. A must-see is the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site which is Australia’s most intact convict site. The nearby Tasman National Park has great hiking trails and is the home of soaring sea cliffs and a wide range of land and marine animals.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • A must-visit is the Port Arthur historic convict site
  • Enjoy a bushwalk in the Tasman National Park
  • Meet the Tasmanian devil at the local sanctuary
  • Stroll the lavender trail at the Port Arthur farm

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park is located less than 3 hours north east of Hobart. Explore the pristine coast, pink granite mountains, white sand beaches and seawater as blue as sapphire. A must-see is Wineglass Bay which is rated one of the top 10 beaches in the world. There is abundant Tasmanian wildlife and fine local produce to enjoy.

Our top 3 highlights:

  • Enjoy plenty of walks with brilliant views in the Freycinet National Park
  • Cruise the magnificent Wineglass Bay
  • Savour the seafood at Freycinet Marine Farm

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park is home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains. The vegetation is rich and diverse with plenty of wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, wombats and echidna.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • Do some self-guided walks at Cradle Mountain
  • For some action consider a canyoning tour
  • Visit the wildlife conservation facility to meet the Tasmanian Devil
  • Hike around Dove Lake for some magnificent views

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