Largely unspoiled, Tasmania is home to some of Australia’s most beautiful landscapes. Quaint towns, boasting a unique blend of history and modernity are surrounded by pristine wilderness, creating a truly magical ambiance. Tasmania is a proud foodie destination; numerous award-winning restaurants offer delicious creations crafted with the most incredibly succulent seafood and farm-fresh produce.
Hobart is a unique blend of old and new. Historical Victorian sandstone warehouses and quaint settlers cottages mix with artistic modern buildings to create an eclectic mix of architectural beauty. Renowned MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) is one of Australia’s most diverse and intriguing private collections. The surrounding area abounds with natural beauty. The drive to the summit of Mount Wellington passes through temperate rainforests to glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula and Bruny Island. Australia’s most famous convict heritage site, Port Arthur, offers an insight into Australia’s unique colonial penal history.
The East Coast of Tasmania is spectacularly wildly scenic. Freycinet National Park is home to abundant wildlife. Pink granite peaks overlook the white sandy beaches of the iconic Wineglass Bay. The national park is home to some of the most memorable walking tours in Australia, complimented with activities like snorkelling and diving in the crystal clear waters of the Tasman.
The pristine wilderness of the world-heritage listed Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage area is home to Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park. Ancient rainforests, glacial lakes, deep river gorges and snow-covered mountain peaks offer a remote sanctuary, far from the worries of everyday life.
Tasmanian devils, echidna, platypus and quolls abound in this haven of natural beauty.
Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities, with elegant Victorian colonial architecture and is home to art galleries and museums. Launceston is the gateway to Tasmania’s northern regional areas, the Tamar Valley, one of Tasmania’s prettiest destinations. Dotted with pretty villages, the Tamar Valley boasts bespoke wineries, as well as craft beer and cider breweries, artisan cheesemakers, lavender fields and walnut and cherry products.