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Tasmania

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.  

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Climate

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. 

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Watch a film

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

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Explore Tasmania

Southern Tasmania
Southern Tasmania

17 Tours

Northern Tasmania
Northern Tasmania

4 Tours

Featured Tours

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FAQs about Travel to Tasmania

Nov 23, 2020

Top questions about travel to Tasmania

​10 Flinders Island Must Sees

Oct 30, 2020

Overseas travel just a skip from home has become rather desirable of late. This pocket-sized Bass Strait wonder perched off Tassie’s NE tip packs adventure, flavour and stunning scenes into an island home to about 1000 locals.

Mountain Bike Tasmania's Trails

Oct 31, 2020

Fanging through an obstacle course of thick ferns, jagged granite and towering gums is one way to learn the art of mountain biking – fast – at a Tasmanian retreat.

The Power of Many

Oct 30, 2020

How Robert Pennicott saved millions of Short-tailed Shearwaters

Weekender Delights

Oct 30, 2020

Danika Porter explores the raw nosh of Tasmania’s Bruny Island, in a balancing act of the senses, and the waistline.

A self-drive delight in Northern Tasmania

Oct 31, 2020

the north of Tasmania is a place you can easily spend 10 days

Top 10 different things to do in Tasmania

Nov 30, 2020

The insiders guide to the hidden secrets of Australia's island state

The Lobster Man and the Leven

Nov 6, 2020

In the northern rivers of Tasmania, there lives a rare creature, the largest of its kind on Earth

The Story of Frank's Cider

Nov 6, 2020

5th and 6th generation cider makers in the Huon Valley

The Fantastic Story of the Huon Pine

Nov 6, 2020

The tree on which a thriving shipping industry was built

The Devil's Dinner Party

Nov 6, 2020

Where you can dine in a log cabin while watching wild Tasmanian Devils?