Tasmania’s a wild, half-forgotten corner of the world, an island state that’s mostly unspoiled backcountry. Its virgin temperate rainforest, mountain ranges, alpine heath, glacial lakes and boulder-mottled bays make it prime material for a hiking-focused trip. But, our specialists, who have an affection for this overlooked pocket of Australia, can show you Tasmania’s other personality traits. If the thought of some of the finest food in all Australia appeals, or you’re eager to observe native wildlife, they’ll advise you how to include these interests into a tailor-made Tasmania tour.
In Maria Island National Park you could walk among granite rocks plastered in bright-red lichen, looking for wombats and cockatoos. Inland, at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, encounter Tasmanian Devils in a dedicated sanctuary, or embark on private 4x4 wilderness touring with experienced bush guides. For a change of pace and scene, there are the artisan food markets of Hobart and the oyster farms of Bruny Island. Our specialists can also arrange for you to examine Tasmania’s past as a penal colony and visit the eerily preserved former penitentiaries at Port Arthur and Strahan.
Places to visit in Tasmania
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Tasmania, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Tasmania
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Tasmania, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places in and around Tasmania
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Tasmania
- Deloraine Tasmania
- Freycinet National Park Tasmania
- Hobart Tasmania
- Huon Valley Tasmania
- Launceston Tasmania
- Maria Island National Park Tasmania
- Mount Field National Park Tasmania
- Port Arthur Tasmania
- Richmond Tasmania
- Stanley Tasmania
- Strahan & Gordon River Tasmania
- Swansea Tasmania
- Wilsons Promontory National Park 221 miles away
- Phillip Island 264 miles away
- Mornington Peninsula 279 miles away
- The Great Ocean Road 282 miles away
- Apollo Bay 283 miles away
- The Gippsland Lakes 285 miles away
- Queenscliff 288 miles away
- Walhalla 289 miles away
- Metung 298 miles away
Photos of Tasmania
Accommodation choices for Tasmania
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Tasmania. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The setting for Piermont Retreat is just breathtaking. On 20 hectares of serene beach frontage sit snug cottages made of local stone and rammed earth. Using local timber and Kashmiri slate, they are built ‘bio-sustainably’ and blend into the native bush gardens.
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.
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.
Located in the centre of Launceston and only a short walk from the beautiful Cataract Gorge, Peppers Seaport is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area.
Overlooking Great Oyster Bay from its discreet hillside location, Saffire, is a wonderful retreat and coastal sanctuary to relax and unwind.
Set on a hilltop, 40 metres above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20 km of outstanding coastal wilderness.
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 4WD trips to cycle hire and guided walks in the lush Freycinet National Park.
The Old Woolstore is centrally located and just a block away from Hobart's majestic waterfront and some of the finest restaurants in Tasmania.
This former jam factory has been converted into a low rise, high quality, boutique hotel on the waterfront of Hobart harbour.