Tasmania is an island state of Australia, located 240km from the south coast of Australia’s mainland. A unique and rugged destination full of lush wilderness, mouth-watering local produce, scenic walks, native animals, and distinctive artworks. Tasmania offers 4 different seasons all showcasing incredible aspects to the nature, activities, and weather for you to enjoy.
Top destinations to visit in Tasmania!
Hobart and South Tasmania
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city, offering you the spectacular experience of old and new. With a mix of heritage sandstone buildings to elegant, chic cafes, restaurants and bars, Hobart’s atmosphere will demand your attention and rightly so through it’s quirky lifestyle.
Southern Tasmania famed for crystal clear waters and picturesque coastal landscapes. Enjoy the rough landscape and sea cliffs at Bruny Island most known as the as the weekend destination for beach lovers and foodies. Let your mouth explode with delicious tastes by experiencing a farm to table dining trying renowned seafood and local cheeses.
Top things to do in Hobart and South Tasmania:
MONA (Museum of Old and New Art
Stroll around Salamanca Place
Experience the Dark MOFO Festival
Craft Beer Tasting
Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise
Launceston and North Tasmania
Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city featuring a vibrant food and wine culture. Wine lovers flock to Tamar Valley for the spectacular vineyards, strawberry farms, and flora. Still holding onto the beautiful wilderness discover the stunning Cataract Gorge just a short walk from the city centre.
Northern Tasmania is an abundance of history, dense farmlands, fresh food and eccentric crafts, a perfect escape for nature lovers and history buffs. Explore nearby National Parks for great opportunities to seek some unique animals and surreal viewpoints. Visit World Heritage listed buildings dating back to the 19th century as you unravel what the lifestyle would have been like in those times.
Top things to do in Launceston & North Tasmania:
Cruise the Cataract Gorge
Visit the Platypus House
Wine Tasting at Tamar Valley
Hike Narawntapu National Park
East Coast Tasmania
Venture to Tasmania’s East Coast a destination filled with vast landscapes, sparkling beaches, and endless photo opportunities. Wonder along the beach or enjoy a picnic at the Bay of Fires, hike through the Freycinet National Park, catch a fish at one of the local towns or for passionate divers explore the under-water caves and sea life.
Top things to do in the East Coast of Tasmania:
Visit the Bay of Fires
Learn all about Penguins on a Bicheno Penguin Tour
Hike Freycinet National Park
Book an East Coast day cruise
Eat all the fresh seafood you can
West Coast Tasmania
Calling all nature lovers, the West Coast of Tasmania is waiting for you with world famous wilderness world heritage areas, overgrown rain forests, historical heritage, and jagged mountains. Despite its remoteness the West Coast is easily accessible by luxury cruises, hiking through the wild forests or even by hire car. The largest town in this area is Strahan, located close to Sarah Island most known for its beautiful harbour and dark, ancient convict heritage. With a strong mining background wonder through many small towns surrounded by spectacular lakes and historical sites.
Top things to do in the West Coast of Tasmania:
Snap some photos at the Donaghy’s Lookout
Hike the Franklin River Nature Trail
Enjoy a picnic by the lake
Enjoy a Mountain train journey full of scenic opportunities
Take a mining tour in Rosebury
Escape the lush mainland to the ultimate getaway where you can relax and unwind whist still feeling amongst the natural beauty with lots of attractions to keep you entertained. Flinders Island is located off the Northeast coast of Tasmania, the largest island out of the Furneaux Group. Who doesn’t like to treat themselves every now and then, explore one of the many niche cafes or eateries for delicious local treats to satisfy your sweet cravings. Flinders Island will be sure to take your breath away by the picture-perfect viewpoints, scenery, and phenomenal landscapes. Indulge in the islands fresh produce ranging from locally caught seafood, newly grown fruits, and vegetables all available at your fingertips. Camp amongst the wildlife, splurge at a luxury seaside hotel, experience an authentic farm stay or cosy air bnb.
Top things to do at Flinders Island:
Take a stroll along the deserted beaches
Go fishing for some of the best tasting fish
Test your swing with a day golfing
Explore the rugged, granite mountain ranges of Strzelecki National Park
Spot unique wildlife and flora around the island
Island hop to King Island, located in the Bass Strait northwest of Tasmania’s mainland. Experience the laid back quiet lifestyle of King Island where there is something grasping your attention every direction. Most famous for its world class cheeses and fresh seafood prepare for a food coma, as you will not go hungry here with a vast variety of mouth-watering meals and treats. Walk all your meals off with a nature walk to spot exclusive and rare wildlife such as the orange-bellied parrots. King Island is also home to 2 world class golf courses both situated seaside, providing spectacular views for you to enjoy while spending quality time on the green ranges. With a long history of shipwrecks discover the remains of ships in a charted dive or at the Currie Lighthouse.
Top Things to do at King Island:
Book a charter dive to spot some famous shipwrecks
Explore the Currie Lighthouse
Enjoy a day golfing or fishing
Taste the fresh locally produced seafood
Surf the waves at one of the islands crystal, blue beaches
Top tips for discovering Tasmania:
Hire car is a fantastic way to stop and enjoy the sights along the way however ensure you drive on the left-hand side and check weather conditions before driving around mountains
Not to be missed Bridestowe Lavender Farm, embrace the smell of lavender and the stunning purple scenery
Hike at one of the many spectacular trails with over 2000km to choose from
Always pack a wind proof jacket in case a sudden change in temperature
Travel by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania departing from port Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north coast
Photo: Bay of Fires
What to drink?
Stone Fence is a cocktail with a tantalising mix of flavours – Tasmanian apple cider, whiskey, and a dash of bitters. Willie Smith’s Organic Cider takes its inspiration from the traditional cider making techniques of Northern France. This cider is crafted and matured with French oak to deliver a truly distinctive Tasmanian farmhouse style, full of character and flavour.
The enticing fruity aroma and flavoursome palate will remind you of fresh apple juice with a definite kick. Watch the video below to find out how to make this delicious drink. Bottoms up!
Photo: Port Arthur
June 4, 2020
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