Tasmania Travel Guide

The smallest state of Australia, Tasmania is separated from the mainland by 240km of the Bass Strait. An island of spectacular landscapes, rich heritage, unique flora and fauna, fertile wilderness and world class wine and food, the state is both diverse and distinctive. With each region enjoying its own distinct atmosphere, you'll heritage and history in the north midlands, abundant farmlands in the northwest, sand dunes and beaches on the east coast and mountains and hinterland on the west coast.

Tasmania Accommodation

Tasmania accommodation offers a wide range of resorts, lodges, retreats and historic mansions as diverse as the region itself. With options available to suit all tastes and budgets, you can choose to holiday in the convenience of self-catering accommodation, soak up the style and atmosphere of heritage listed buildings, relax in modern comfort or experience the peace and tranquillity of getting back to nature with wilderness cabins. All accommodation enjoys a great range of in-room and onsite facilities and are located within easy access of transport, shopping, dining and attractions.

Popular Regions in Tasmania

Tours & Cruises

Tasmania offers a fantastic range of activities, attractions, tours and cruises and thanks to its compact size, all are just a short distance apart and easy to navigate. Aside from stunning scenery, Tasmania is also home to diving, rafting, sea kayaking, jet boating, horse riding, wilderness flights, abseiling/climbing, caving, all terrain touring and more. More than a third of the island is also comprised of protected national parks and reserves. Part of these are also a number of ancient Aboriginal sacred sites including Tiagarra Aboriginal Centre (Devonport), Rocky Cape (north west), Bedlam Walls (near Hobart), Wybalenna (Flinders Island) and Henty Dunes (west coast).

Tasmania's temperate climate produces a fantastic range of seafood, fruit, gourmet food and wine and what better way to enjoy all of the above then with a relaxing river cruise. Taking in the stunning scenery and World Heritage wilderness, these cruises are a convenient way to sightsee in absolute comfort.

Tasmania Packages

Tasmania holiday packages are a fantastic way to combine all your holiday needs and save time and money. By booking your essentials like flights, accommodation and travel insurance with all the added extras like transfers, tours and even meals, you can enjoy significant savings meaning you can use the money you saved to upgrade your experience or even stay for longer. By taking care of all the planning before you set out for your holiday, you can relax and enjoy your break with the peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of.

Fast Facts

Tasmania is located south of the 40th latitude line in the path of the cleanest winds in the world. The state is Australia's smallest and is separated by the Bass Strait from the mainland. The island is disease free and visitors are not permitted to enter with any fresh vegetables or fruit, honey, plants or soil. Australians drive on the left hand side of the road with speed limits and distances expressed in kilometres and all major routes well signposted.