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Southern Tasmania

Tasmania's south is a lush subantarctic wonderland brimming with food, culture and wildlife

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Meet our local travel specialists and learn about the diversity of things you could do and micro group travel in Tasmania

At a Glance

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

Because of its proximity to mainland Australia, we're fortunate to be able to drop into Tasmania, whenever we like. So it's not necessary to do the whole island state in one go. If you do want a trip that takes in much of what it has to offer, 8-9 days is a reasonable start ... and you'll still be wanting more when you leave. Otherwise, weekend or long-weekend breaks, 4 days, a week or longer ... there's always a rich diversity of things to do.  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.  

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