Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins.
It’s also Australia’s smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent reserved as national parks and world heritage wilderness.
No matter where you go, whether you spend time in one place or drive around the island, we know you’ll be delighted by what you’ll find and surprised at how much bigger Tasmania is on the inside.
A holiday to Tasmania Australia will give you an unforgettable experience.
THINGS TO DO AND TOP ATTRACTIONS IN TASMANIA
Explore Hobart’s capital treats
Tasmania’s welcoming capital city, Hobart, is pressed between a mountain and a river, and provides a diverse range of city activities and experiences.
Wander among the city’s beautiful sandstone colonial architecture, drive to the summit of Mount Wellington for the best of Hobart’s views, and dine on Tasmania’s famously fresh produce in any number of outstanding restaurants.
Visit the underground art world of MONA
Hobart’s amazing, subterranean Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA, is a heady combination of art and architecture.
A multi-tiered labyrinth cut into sandstone cliffs in the city’s northern suburbs, this world-class gallery has a collection of art designed to provoke.
In addition to one-of-a-kind art, MONA is also home to a winery, brewery, luxurious accommodation and an award-winning restaurant.
Delve into convict history
World Heritage-listed penitentiary buildings around Tasmania tell the story of almost 50 years of harsh convict life in the 19th century.
Australia’s most notorious convict settlement sits in the beautiful coastal setting of Port Arthur, a one-hour drive east of Hobart.
If you’re feeling brave, stick around for the nightly ghost tour.
Marvel at Cradle Mountain
The most famous of Tasmania’s multitude of mountains is Cradle Mountain, a dramatic cliff-lined peak rising from the shores of Dove Lake in the state’s north-west.
View it from the six-kilometre (3.7-mile) Dove Lake Circuit walking track or, if you’re feeling energetic, climb to Marions Lookout for a stunning view over mountain and lake.
Wander the sands of Wineglass Bay
A short walk from the carpark at Freycinet National Park brings you to a lookout platform above the flawless white curve of Wineglass Bay on the eastern Freycinet Peninsula (a three-hour drive northeast of Hobart).
From here, walk down to the beach and feel the sand between your toes. You’ll probably meet a kangaroo or two on the beach, and may see dolphins playing in the water.
Be seduced by seafood
Seafood can come no fresher than this, as you take a boat from Hobart’s docks for a banquet pulled straight from the ocean on a Tasmanian Seafood Seduction trip run by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys.
On this day-long tour towards the coast of southern Bruny Island, you’ll harvest oysters straight from a farm’s leases, and feast on crayfish and abalone caught by your guide. The catch is barbecued right on the boat.