Escape and travel to the wide open space, fine food and diverse climate of Australia's biggest island

About Destination

Travel to Tasmania

Tasmania is the size of Switzerland with over 25,000km of roads, 3.4 million hectares of National Park (half of the island) and 5,000km of coastline. But it only has a population of half a million people. Tasmania can't be a place you visit only once. 

Imagine a day in World Heritage-listed wilderness, in the company of a life-long advocate of the island’s spectacular walks. Imagine a day learning to fly-fish. What about a gourmet food or drink tour tailored to you? Learn about wooden ship building or convict heritage. Visit a contemporary art gallery New Yorkers talk about, or watch Tasmanian devils in their natural habitat from the window of your own log cabin deep in the forest.

See a different side of Hobart by cycling one of the city’s trails, or join a group to kayak around historic Constitution Dock. Spend a day river rafting and tasting local produce, take a flight into one of the world’s most remote forests, watch soaring albatrosses, journey by steam train along mountain passes or sail aboard a tall ship or a Sydney-to-Hobart racing yacht for lunch in a secluded cove in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Take our word for it, Tasmania is an extraordinary place to visit.

When to visit

Tasmania is a destination you can visit any time of year. It's ideal for Christmas in July or as a summer season escape from the continent's hotter weather further north.  



Tasmania is a subantarctic island. Depending on altitude, summer is warm (average about 16-25°C) and cold in the winter (average about 5-16°C).  Rainfall is can heavy and prolonged in the spring and snow fall is common in winter.  However, the north is shielded from the Antarctic and enjoys a Mediterranean style climate year-round. 


Watch a film

Find out more about Tasmania by watching a film from people who live on the island.