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Imagine a day in World Heritage-listed wilderness, in the company of a life-long advocate of the island’s spectacular walks. Imagine a day learning to fly-fish. What about a gourmet food or drink tour tailored to you? Learn about wooden ship building or convict heritage. Visit a contemporary art gallery New Yorkers talk about, or watch Tasmanian devils in their natural habitat from the window of your own log cabin deep in the forest. See a different side of Hobart by cycling one of the city’s trails, or join a group to kayak around historic Constitution Dock. Spend a day river rafting and tasting local produce, take a flight into one of the world’s most remote forests, watch soaring albatrosses, journey by steam train along mountain passes or sail aboard a tall ship or a Sydney-to-Hobart racing yacht for lunch in a secluded cove in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Take our word for it, Tasmania is an extraordinary place to visit. 

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Nearby

A trip to the Tasmania can include travel to:

  • ● Melbourne
  • ● Huon Valley
  • ● Bruny Island
  • ● Launceston wine region
  • ● Cradle Mountain and the highlands
  • ● Northwest (Strahan etc)

When to visit

Because of its proximity to mainland Australia, we're fortunate to be able to drop into Tasmania, whenever we like. So it's not necessary to do the whole island state in one go. If you do want a trip that takes in much of what it has to offer, 8-9 days is a reasonable start ... and you'll still be wanting more when you leave.

Otherwise, weekend or long-weekend breaks, 4 days, a week or longer ... there's always a rich diversity of things to do.  Tasmania is a destination you can visit any time of year. It's ideal for Christmas in July or as a summer season escape from the continent's hotter weather further north.  



Climate

The Blue Mountains are a few hundred metres above sea level and a few degrees cooler than Sydney. Depending on altitude, summer is warm (average about 18-29°C) and cold in the winter (average about 5-16°C).  Rainfall is similar to Sydney and peaks over summer.  




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Meet our travel specialist and learn about the diversity of things you could do in the region.


Short films about the people, nature and places of Tasmania

A few facts about Tasmania

  • ● It's the size of Switzerland. 
  • ● It takes about 6 hours to drive from Hobart to the far northwest corner. 
  • ● You can fly in and out of airports in the north (Launceston) and south (Hobart). 
  • ● It has one of the highest tourism return visitation rates of any state in Australia. 

Things to do

  • ● Kayaking inland waterways in remote world heritage areas
  • ● White-water rafting on wild rivers
  • ● Glamping and walking in the Tarkine wilderness
  • ● Walking along the summit of the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere
  • ● Cycling tours exploring the city and surrounds
  • ● Modern art stays and museums
  • ● Seeing and photographing endemic birds and native mammals
  • ● Fly fishing on remote wilderness lakes
  • ● Scenic flights over mountains to take boat trips on isolated, pristine waterways
  • ● Meet the makers whisky, wine or cider tours
  • ● Sailing the D'Entrecasteaux onboard Sydney to Hobart fleet yachts
  • ● Discovering traditional wooden ship-building and local produce
  • ● Gourmet food and wine tours 
  • ● Exploring caves and short walks in national parks
  • ● Learning about convict history and heritage
  • ● Unusually-located, luxury accommodation stays

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