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

Richmond, Tasmania, Australia

18 Towns in Tasmania You Must Visit This Year

If you’re planning to visit to Tassie and have your list of nature attractions complete, then it might be time to add some quaint towns in Tasmania to your list, too. It’s a unique part […]

dessert on a plate

The 15 BEST Restaurants In Tasmania You Need To Try

I wasn’t expecting Tasmania to be such a foodies paradise. I knew it had the cleanest air in Australia, an abundance of native wildlife, and unspoiled scenery, but nothing prepared me for the restaurants in […]

Cataract Gorge, Tasmania, Australia

19 Exciting Things To Do In Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania surprised me; though it’s such a small state, it left a big impression. I guess the saying “good things come in small packages” fits well with Tasmania. Although Tasmania is famous for being quiet, […]

white sand with red hills on edge of beach

15 Amazing Beaches in Tasmania You Must Set Foot On

For a small state, Tasmania has a lot going for it, especially when it comes to nature. Some of the most amazing nature sites I’ve seen, have been on one of the best beaches in […]

Trekking in Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia.

24 Best Places to Visit in Tasmania!

Tasmania is a small island state in Australia and is well known for its incredible beaches, wildlife, national parks, and, well, everything nature-related. It might be Australia’s smallest state, but it certainly packs a punch […]

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. 

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Guide to Visiting The Bay of Fires, Tasmania

The Bay of Fires is one of Tasmania’s biggest attractions and needs only a few words to explain how magnificent they are. Situated on the northeast coast of Tasmania, the Bay of Fires is a region […]

a lake surrounded by mountains

How to Walk The Dove Lake Walk Beneath Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Tasmania has a list called “60 Great Short Walks,” and one of the top walks on that list is the walk around Dove Lake beneath Cradle Mountain. We love to walk and hike but our […]

a lake surrounded by mountains

Guide To The Famous Wineglass Bay Walk, Tasmania

You’ve probably seen a photo of Wineglass Bay in a tourism advertisement for Tasmania, it’s one of the most photographed beaches in all of Tas. The shimmering crescent of white sand meeting the turquoise water […]

Liffey Falls, Tasmania

Guide to Visiting Liffey Falls and the Central Plateau Conservation Area

If you’re looking for short walks in Tasmania, then you’re going to want to check out the Liffey Falls Circuit. It’s a short stroll through the mossy forest of the Central Plateau Conservation Area that […]

aerial view of Hazards Beach in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

8 Exciting Things to do in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

When it comes to finding unspoiled and breathtaking nature in Tasmania, you won’t find anywhere more beautiful than Freycinet National Park. Despite being a national park, there are plenty of things to do in Freycinet […]

Aerial view of Bruny Island Lighthouse at sunset. 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 […]

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.

white main home of Brickendon estate Longford Tasmania

Our Experience Visiting Brickendon Estate, A convict World Heritage Site, Tasmania

We were lucky to visit the World Heritage Listed Brickendon Historic Farm Village and Heritage Gardens when it was closed to the public. Monday is ‘tending to the […]

woman standing with stroller in crowded market

Experiencing Salamanca Market in Hobart, Tasmania

My favourite area of Hobart is Salamanca Place with its historic Georgian sandstone buildings, warehouses, pubs, and cafes. But most importantly, I love it because […]

boat cruising around Bruny island coastline

Guide To Bruny Island Cruises in Tasmania

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

rock cliffs in the ocean

Guide To Tasman Island Cruises, Explore South East Tasmanian Coastline

Tasman Island is one of the most dramatic and striking uninhabited islands off the Tasman National Park peninsula. It’s known for its huge sea cliffs, […]

forested hills on banks of Gordon river

Guide To The Gordon River Cruises in Strahan, Tasmania

The waterfront village of Strahan is the major town on Tasmania’s west coast and the starting point of the famous Gordon River cruise through the […]

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Guide to Visiting The MONA Museum in Hobart, Tasmania

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

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A Guide To The Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania

If you’re looking for a destination of historical importance in Tasmania, then a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site is one of the top […]

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How To Get The Best views of Hazards Beach, Tasmania

When it comes to beaches in Tasmania, there are none more beautiful than the remote Hazards Beach, which is often overlooked by the famous Wineglass […]

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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 […]

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.

Salamanca Inn, Hobart, Tasmania

A Stay At The Salamanca Inn, Hobart [Review]

When visiting Hobart, finding a place to stay can be difficult as there are so many options to choose from. However, for the perfect location […]

boats on hobart harbour

16 Ideas For What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

Wondering what to do in Hobart? We spent 6 days in Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city and Tasmania’s capital city, and found there was so much […]

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18 Exciting Things to do in Launceston

Launceston is one of the most popular cities in Tasmania to visit. It’s known for the beautiful Cataract Gorge where you will find hiking trails […]

FEATURED VIDEO: Cataract Gorge, Launceston

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

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white main home of Brickendon estate Longford Tasmania

Our Experience Visiting Brickendon Estate, A convict World Heritage Site, Tasmania

We were lucky to visit the World Heritage Listed Brickendon Historic Farm Village and Heritage Gardens when it was closed to the public. Monday is ‘tending to the estate day’ and Louise Archer, the owner, was hard at […]

Richmond, Tasmania, Australia

18 Towns in Tasmania You Must Visit This Year

If you’re planning to visit to Tassie and have your list of nature attractions complete, then it might be time to add some quaint towns in Tasmania to your list, too. It’s a unique part […]

dessert on a plate

The 15 BEST Restaurants In Tasmania You Need To Try

I wasn’t expecting Tasmania to be such a foodies paradise. I knew it had the cleanest air in Australia, an abundance of native wildlife, and unspoiled scenery, but nothing prepared me for the restaurants in […]

Cataract Gorge, Tasmania, Australia

19 Exciting Things To Do In Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania surprised me; though it’s such a small state, it left a big impression. I guess the saying “good things come in small packages” fits well with Tasmania. Although Tasmania is famous for being quiet, […]

Salamanca Inn, Hobart, Tasmania

A Stay At The Salamanca Inn, Hobart [Review]

When visiting Hobart, finding a place to stay can be difficult as there are so many options to choose from. However, for the perfect location in Hobart’s CBD and for a comfortable night’s sleep, I […]

boats on hobart harbour

16 Ideas For What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

Wondering what to do in Hobart? We spent 6 days in Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city and Tasmania’s capital city, and found there was so much to see and do. It’s not the biggest of cities […]

woman standing with stroller in crowded market

Experiencing Salamanca Market in Hobart, Tasmania

My favourite area of Hobart is Salamanca Place with its historic Georgian sandstone buildings, warehouses, pubs, and cafes. But most importantly, I love it because it also plays host to the famous Salamanca Market every […]

boat cruising around Bruny island coastline

Guide To Bruny Island Cruises in Tasmania

I wanted to visit Bruny Island off the southeast coast of Tasmania as soon as I heard it was the ultimate wilderness experience to have in Tasmania. Not only is there abundant coastal wildlife, but […]

rock cliffs in the ocean

Guide To Tasman Island Cruises, Explore South East Tasmanian Coastline

Tasman Island is one of the most dramatic and striking uninhabited islands off the Tasman National Park peninsula. It’s known for its huge sea cliffs, variety of wildlife such as seals, dolphins, and whales, and […]

forested hills on banks of Gordon river

Guide To The Gordon River Cruises in Strahan, Tasmania

The waterfront village of Strahan is the major town on Tasmania’s west coast and the starting point of the famous Gordon River cruise through the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Surrounded by nothing but […]

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