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Echidna in Tasmania

Escape to Tasmania

Echidna in Tasmania

Sweeping coastal scenery, a blossoming food and drink scene, and one-of-a-kind wildlife… Tasmania is somewhere to escape the hubbub, breathe in the ocean breeze, and embrace luxury in the form of intimate, authentic experiences that shine a new light on this wild corner of Australia.

Our specialists have explored the island in depth and can plan a trip that gives you a true sense of its character and natural beauty. You might hike among Maria Island's mountains strewn with glacial lakes, and boulder-studded bays. Spend time in the capital, Hobart, which bursts with modern art galleries, whisky distilleries, artisan markets, and farm-to-fork eateries. Or, delve into Tasmania’s past as a penal colony on guided visits to preserved convict prisons that spark the imagination.

The island is also renowned for its quirky cast of endemic wildlife, from echidnas and quolls to possums and platypuses — we’ll arrange for you to spend two days in the wilderness with a passionate wildlife expert who’ll give you the best chance of encountering them. And, in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, you could visit a sanctuary that protects the island’s most familiar animal, the Tasmanian devil.

Our ideas for exploring Tasmania

Whether you’re visiting Tasmania as part of a wider Australia trip or as a standalone destination, our itinerary ideas are designed to show you how your travels could take shape. Use them as inspiration, as your own trip will be created just for you.

Where to stay in Tasmania

From contemporary art hotels to toasty log cabins and luxurious wilderness retreats, our collection of Tasmania stays lets you experience the island from all angles — your specialist can help you decide the best places to unpack on your trip.

  • Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet National Park

    Freycinet Lodge

    Set above the lovely Great Oyster Bay and just a short walk away from the delightful Wineglass Bay, the Freycinet Lodge offers numerous activities, from 4x4 trips to cycle hire and guided walks in the lush Freycinet National Park.

  • Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Mountain

    Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

    Located on the edge of the spectacular Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, this wilderness lodge offers an element of luxury in this untouched landscape.

  • Waterfront Balconies

    MACq 01 Hotel

    With the history of Tasmania and its people at its heart, this storytelling-themed hotel is bright, modern and stylish. It offers sweeping views of the city’s waterfront and is an easy walk from all the main sights.

  • Saffire Aerial View

    Saffire Freycinet

    Overlooking Great Oyster Bay from its discreet hillside location, Saffire, is a wonderful retreat and coastal sanctuary to relax and unwind.

More inspiration for your Tasmania trip

To help your ideas take root, we’ve shared our highlights of Tasmania in a collection of travel guides and blogs. Have a read to gather inspiration — our specialists will be ready to help you plan your ideal trip.

  • View from Mt Wellington, Hobart

    How to explore Tasmania in 2024: my ideal itinerary

    Tasmania is set to sparkle in 2024 thanks to its blossoming food scene, the raw beauty of its landscapes, and a compelling cast of wildlife that’s difficult to encounter in other parts of Australia. Specialist Josh shares his ideal itinerary for next year to help you plan your time.

  • Kangaroo

    Wildlife holidays in Tasmania

    Australia expert Josh shares how to get up close and personal with Tasmania's unique wildlife. From furry wombats and bouncing wallabies to toothy Tasmanian devils and splashing blue penguins, here's where to go in Tasmania to see the wildlife you want to see.

  • Dove Lake hike

    What to do in Tasmania: our highlights guide

    Australia expert Haley explains why Tasmania shouldn’t be overlooked on a trip to Australia. From farm-to-table dining to expansive walking trails along rugged coastlines and getting a glimpse of wild Tasmanian devils and fluffy wombats, this island has much to discover.

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