TasmaniaTasmania is an island at the edge of the world. Small enough to get around easily, big enough to explore diverse landscapes and make countless discoveries. In one day, wake to the cleanest air in the world, hear stories of early convict life, cruise soaring sea cliffs, sip whisky at cellar doors, and devour paddock-to-plate food. In Tasmania, anything’s possible.
TownsRisk-taking artists, passionate producers, inventive chefs and soulful heritage bring light and shade to Tasmanian towns. Hobart in the south and Launceston in the north are the two largest centres with Hobart being Tasmania's capital. Strahan is the major centre on the west coast and St Helens and Coles Bay are on the east coast.
Top Things to DoWild river cruises, confounding art museums, historic convict sites, wilderness cruises and walks to draw-dropping vistas. It's little wonder Tasmania is a favourite destination for travellers worldwide.
RestaurantsIn Tasmania you won’t just taste the food, you’ll meet passionate producers and innovative chefs leading a cultural food revolution. There are farmers markets, cutting edge restaurants, gourmet walking tours, farm gates and providores scattered all across the island. There’s also good reason Tasmania’s wine, cider, beer and spirits are highly sought after. The island’s moderate climate provides the perfect ingredients for winemaking, brewing and distilling.
BarsThere’s good reason Tasmania’s wine, cider, beer and spirits are highly sought after. The island’s moderate climate provides the perfect ingredients for winemaking, brewing and distilling.
AccommodationWhere you rest your head plays a big part in any holiday. It’s your base from which to explore. Whether you want five-star luxury or a budget hotel or campground, Tasmania has accommodation for all kinds of travellers.
EventsFrom cutting edge cultural festivals and world-class sporting events to country fairs and farmers markets, there's always something on in Tasmania. Find fresh food and a fresh perspective at festivals and events across the island. For the latest events, visit www.discovertasmania.com.au/whats-on
Do & See
Detached from mainland Australia, the island of Tasmania offers a very different experience from your typical Australian holiday. There are luxurious guided walks into the wilderness, wild ocean cruises where you’ll enter sea caves and gaze at the tallest cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, ocean kayaking, sailing, mountain climbing, bushwalking and wine tasting. The locals love to share stories of the island too. Expect ghost tours by candlelight, Aboriginal storytelling by campfires, and history that unravels as you explore mining towns and fishing villages of the island.
Tasmania is a place of wild landscapes, friendly people, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history. 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. Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only.