Tasmania is Australia’s wild island state. Here travellers will be able to find grazing wildlife, windswept cliffs and the chance to settle into some of the world’s most beautiful nature. The best part? It’s all within hours of the capital hub of Hobart.
With daring art, a dynamic food scene and a wealth of natural attractions, Hobart is a small city with big ideas.
Climb a mountain and view captivating modern art in the same day. Eat fish and chips from a floating fish punt in the docks or dine in the finest and freshest of restaurants. Add thriving markets, an unsurpassed natural setting and a tangible sense of history, and Tasmania’s capital city really does have it all.
Tasmania’s second biggest city, Launceston, is a charming combination of quaint old towns, culinary creativity and nearby nature. One of the city’s biggest attractions lies just a short stroll from the city centre. There are stunning rivers, rock cliffs and dense woodland for travellers who like these natural sights. Travellers can also take a scenic chairlift to see the sights from above before heading back into town for a delicious meal. There are also many incredible surrounding attractions, from lavender farms to delicate wines to wind down after a visit to this city.
Tasmania’s epic wilderness also awaits, and it is all just hours from the Tasmanian capital, Hobart. From gentle strolls to epic adventures, the best way to experience Tasmania’s wilderness is on foot.
Slow it down, put one foot in front of the other and breathe in some of the freshest air on the planet. Tasmanian walking tracks traverse the epic, ancient and transforming wilderness of our southernmost state, and their quality attracts walkers from all over the world. Almost 60 per cent of Tasmania is protected within national parks and reserves and 20 per cent of this is World Heritage-listed. The 19 national parks are crisscrossed with trails to suit every level. Long and short, gentle and giant, from mountains to coast, there are some wonderful Tasmanian walks to take travellers away from it all.