TASMANIA TRAVEL GUIDE

Did you know Tasmania played an important part in White Australia history, and also is an incredible food and wine destination?

The local produce and wine down there is some of the best we’ve had in Oz.

Besides the history and the food, Tasmania is all about nature. It’s Australia’s smallest state and over 40 per cent of Tasmania is reserved as national park and world heritage area.

We spent one month travelling around “Tassie” enjoying the beautiful landscapes, friendly people and learning more about the daunting history.

On this page you will find our best Tasmania travel tips and advice including what to do in Hobart, Launceston, Freycinet National Park, the Bay of Fires, Port Arthur, and how to get the ferry to Tasmania.

TASMANIA HIGHLIGHTS

The Tamar Valley, Tasmania

19 Best Places to Visit in Tasmania

While Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state, it packs a punch and has loads to offer. Historic towns, World Heritage Listed wilderness areas, pristine beaches, rugged coastline, gorgeous mountains, hiking, wildlife and a terrific food and wine […]

Richmond, Tasmania, Australia

11 towns in Tasmania you must set foot in

If you’re planning an upcoming visit to Tasmania get excited. It’s a unique part of Australia with stunning scenery, unmatched history, and a food and wine scene that will make your taste buds EXPLODE. Just […]

Freycinet Lodge - lovely place to stay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

6 Beaches in Tasmania you must set foot on

  For a small state Tasmania has a lot going for it, and you should definitely give the “Apple Isle” more than a few days. Tassie has some of Australia’s most important historical sites like […]

Cataract Gorge, Tasmania, Australia

What to Do in Tasmania Australia

Tasmania surprised me. For such a small state it left a big impression. I guess the saying good things come in small packages fits well with Tasmania. I knew it was going to be a […]

Tasmania Food

Love Food? – Get a Taste of Tasmania

I wasn’t expecting Tasmania to be such a foodies paradise. I’ve been told many times “you have to go to Tasmania, it’s beautiful down there” so I’ve always expected Tassie would have the scenery and […]

Fantastic site. My partner and I are doing Victoria as well, so only in Tasi for about 8 days, so I’m using this as a guide. It’s brilliant!

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OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY

Around forty per cent of Tasmania is protected in national parks and reserves. They are spectacular and most are within easy reach of the major cities. 

You'll find unspoilt habitats, and abundance of Australian wildlife, and spectacular beaches. 

Hazards Beach in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Things to do in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

I love Freycinet National Park. If you asked me what are my top places to visit in Tasmania, Freycinet would be at the top of the list and I would rank it in the top […]

Explore ruggedly beautiful Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia

Awesome things to do on Bruny Island, Tasmania

Bruny Island is a spectacular island of stunning vistas and contrasts; from hay bales and cattle to windswept beaches and arctic wildlife. This hidden gem off the coast of Hobart, in Tasmania and is visited […]

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

Walking around the Famous Cradle Mountain in Tasmania with kids

Tasmania has a list called “60 Great Short Walks”. Awesome, I thought. We love to walk and hike but our days of strenuous walking are over for now with having young kids. One of the […]

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

All alone on famous Wineglass Bay

You’ve probably seen a photo of Wineglass Bay in a tourism advertisement. The shimmering crescent of white sand meeting the turquoise water is easily recognizable. Beautiful and remote, Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park is […]

Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

Introducing the ‘Bay of Fires’ in Tasmania

The Bay of Fires needs few words. There are some places where it’s best to just let the photos do the talking. This is one such place. Situated on the north east coast of Tasmania, […]

Liffey Falls, Tasmania

Visiting Liffey Falls and the Central Plateau Conservation Area

One thing Craig and I really miss about travel pre-kids are bushwalks and hikes. We do our best to still do them with Savannah and Kalyra, but it is not the same. Our walks are […]

TOP TASMANIAN TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

With all its spectacular beauty, World-Heritage listed sites, and in-depth history, Tasmania can be explored and enjoyed on many different tours and attractions.

Salamanca Markets, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Experiencing Salamanca Market in Hobart, Tasmania

My favourite area of Hobart is Salamanca Place with its historic Georgian sandstone warehouses, pubs, and cafes, and it also plays host to the famous […]

Explore ruggedly beautiful Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia

3 Hours of Unspoilt Wilderness on a Bruny Island Cruise in Tasmania

I wanted to visit Bruny Island off the southeast coast of Tasmania as soon as I’d heard it was the ultimate wilderness experience to have […]

Gordon River Cruise, Tasmania, Australia

Don’t Miss The Spectacular Gordon River Cruise in Strahan, Tasmania

It felt like we were in the middle of the Amazon. Surrounded by nothing but ancient rainforest, a stillness and a silence. I haven’t been […]

Port Arthur Ghost Tour, Tasmania

Boo – Getting spooked on the Port Arthur ghost tour in Tasmania

The church spires poked up above the trees, their shelled out sandstone windows lit up by glowing lanterns. Above the full moon glowed, offering us […]

MONA museum - things to do in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Things to do in Hobart Tasmania: MONA Museum

MONA museum, the Museum of Old and New Art, has been billed as the place that revitalized Hobart and put it high up on the […]

Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania, Australia

Things to do in Tasmania – Port Arthur Historic Site

One of the best things to do in Tasmania, and the most interesting, is to visit the Port Arthur Historic Site. I first visited Port […]

Tasmania coastline

Cruising the Rugged South East Tasmanian Coastline

He reminded me of Steve Irwin. Quick with a joke and a smile, a passion for nature, and enthusiastic about the rugged beauty of South […]

Brickendon estate Longford Tasmania

Brickendon Estate Tasmania: A convict World Heritage Site in Australia

Louise Archer greeted us with energy to match the sun casting a warm glow over the farm. We were lucky to catch her, it was […]

Scenic Flight over Wineglass Bay to Hazards Beach, Tasmania

I am deeply, madly in love with Tasmania. In fact I am deeply, madly in love with Australia. One thing this I’ve learned is how […]

TASMANIAN CITIES

Tasmania may only have two cities of considerable size, but both offer a wealth of attractions and experiences including history, delicious food and wine and easy access to outstanding natural beauty.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

Wondering what to do in Hobart? We spent 6 days in Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city, and loved our time there. It’s not the biggest of […]

Salamanca Inn, Hobart, Tasmania

The Salamanca Inn, Hobart – Great Family Accommodation

I first stayed at the Salamanca Inn back in March 2013. I really liked it and was keen to stay there again on our road trip […]

Things to do in Launceston and surrounds – tips from the locals

One of our favourite ways of discovering a new area is via tips from the locals. Our behind the scenery campaign visit to Tasmania was […]

FEATURED VIDEO: Cataract Gorge, Launceston

In this video we explore the popular Cataract Gorge near the city of Launceston, Tasmania.

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Hazards Beach in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Things to do in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

I love Freycinet National Park. If you asked me what are my top places to visit in Tasmania, Freycinet would be at the top of the list and I would rank it in the top […]

Explore ruggedly beautiful Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia

Awesome things to do on Bruny Island, Tasmania

Bruny Island is a spectacular island of stunning vistas and contrasts; from hay bales and cattle to windswept beaches and arctic wildlife. This hidden gem off the coast of Hobart, in Tasmania and is visited […]

The Tamar Valley, Tasmania

19 Best Places to Visit in Tasmania

While Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state, it packs a punch and has loads to offer. Historic towns, World Heritage Listed wilderness areas, pristine beaches, rugged coastline, gorgeous mountains, hiking, wildlife and a terrific food and wine […]

Salamanca Markets, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Experiencing Salamanca Market in Hobart, Tasmania

My favourite area of Hobart is Salamanca Place with its historic Georgian sandstone warehouses, pubs, and cafes, and it also plays host to the famous Salamanca Market every Saturday. We spent several days in Hobart […]

Richmond, Tasmania, Australia

11 towns in Tasmania you must set foot in

If you’re planning an upcoming visit to Tasmania get excited. It’s a unique part of Australia with stunning scenery, unmatched history, and a food and wine scene that will make your taste buds EXPLODE. Just […]

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

Walking around the Famous Cradle Mountain in Tasmania with kids

Tasmania has a list called “60 Great Short Walks”. Awesome, I thought. We love to walk and hike but our days of strenuous walking are over for now with having young kids. One of the […]

Freycinet Lodge - lovely place to stay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

6 Beaches in Tasmania you must set foot on

  For a small state Tasmania has a lot going for it, and you should definitely give the “Apple Isle” more than a few days. Tassie has some of Australia’s most important historical sites like […]

Explore ruggedly beautiful Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia

3 Hours of Unspoilt Wilderness on a Bruny Island Cruise in Tasmania

I wanted to visit Bruny Island off the southeast coast of Tasmania as soon as I’d heard it was the ultimate wilderness experience to have in Tasmania. After hearing about Caz’s previous cruise with local […]

Gordon River Cruise, Tasmania, Australia

Don’t Miss The Spectacular Gordon River Cruise in Strahan, Tasmania

It felt like we were in the middle of the Amazon. Surrounded by nothing but ancient rainforest, a stillness and a silence. I haven’t been to the Amazon yet, and this could be the next […]

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

Wondering what to do in Hobart? We spent 6 days in Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city, and loved our time there. It’s not the biggest of cities by Australian standards, but there are enough things to […]

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