Tasmania Tourism

"Where Mountains and Rustic charm collide!"

Tasmania tourism has so much to offer the traveller. This is the place if you want to explore a more mountainous and rustic state of Australia. There are lots of things to do and see and hopefully this page will help you plan your trip. I recommend how many days to stay in each place too.

You'll find a Map Tasmaniato get your bearings

Firstly watch the video to get an overview:

Useful Links to Get You Started

Tasmania Australia - getting here, Tasmania Weather.

Tasmania Car Rental How to quickly compare prices and get the best deal

Campervan Hire Tasmania - the size of the island and its landscape lends itself nicely for a campervan trip.

Tasmania beach - weave in some of the best beaches in Australia into your trip if you are here during the summer months. Hidden gems in terms of Tasmania tourism.

tasmania wineries - There are some fabulous wineries throughout Tazzie - make sure you stop and have lunch at one of them.

pictures tasmania - let me bring this place to life for you through some of my favourite pictures.

Tasmania History - understand a little more about colonial Tasmania or Van Diemens Land as it was then called.

Tasmanian Devil Facts - find out more about these ferocious creatures.

Hotels Tasmania Australia - a full list of my recommendations on where to stay.

Restaurants in Tasmania - the pick of the best restaurants in Tazzie

Tasmania Golf - a world of scenic courses awaits!

A Self Guided Tour of Tasmania

Exploring Hobart, Tasmania Australia (2 nights)

Click here for more information on what to do in Hobart australia including Port Arthur Tasmania and Bruny Island

Hobart to Launceston via Wine Glass bay and Bay of Fires (3 nights)

  • Drive to Freycinet National Park to see Wine Glass Bay. A picture postcard view. Features in my top 10 best beaches in Australia. Take the short but uphill track to the look out. Drive to the Cape Tourville lighthouse as the view from here is spectacular. This is a must do and a classic part of tasmania tourism. Go to Freycinet Tasmaniafor more details.
  • On route to the Bay of Fires, stop off to see some Tasmanian devils at Bicheno’s East Coast Nature Reserve, 8km north of Bicheno. Don’t worry if you run out of time here as there is another opportunity to see the local wildlife on the way to Cradle Mountain.
  • You can also take a detour to Maria Island Tasmania which offers some wonderful wildlife. Perhaps a half day visit?

  • For the serious walkers there is a 4 day trek around the bay of fires where you spend one night at Foresters camp and 2 nights at the Bay of Fires lodge. Total cost for the guided walk with accommodation is about $1600 per person. If walkings not your thing then spend a bit of time admiring this spectacular coastline - beach pictured is on the Bay of Fires.
  • Where to stay:

  • Bay of Fires Lodge $450 per person all inclusive
  • Bay of Fires Character Cottages rom $190
  • Foresters Camp – proper beds with canvas roof – only really available if you do the walk.
  • You should also take a look at Lucky Bay which features in more best beaches page as well as Picnic Rocks.

    Launceston and the Tamar Valley Wine Region (2 nights)

    Launceston is Tasmania's northern "capital" and is fast becoming a vibrant destination with some good restaurants. A hub for Tasmania tourism.

  • Take a 15 minute walk (or drive) from town to Cataract Gorge (pictured)It’s pretty and there’s a nice walk you can do that takes you along the cliff face and through the park. The cafe here is good for a stop off.
  • Visit the James Boags brewery here in Launceston but not on weekends. The tours show you the brewing process and allow you to try some of the award winning beer at the end of it. Another classic part of Tasmania tourism.
  • Have a fine dining experience at Fee and Me, 190 Charles Street in Launceston. +61 (0)3 6331-3195. Book ahead.
  • Spend a day exploring the Tamar Valley Wine region, just 35 minutes from Launceston Click here for more information on the Tamar Valley Wine Region

    For where to stay whilst in Launceston, check out Hotels Tasmania Australia

    Devonport Tasmania - find out more about this place,especially if you fancy taking the "spirit of Tasmania" car ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania as this is where it lands.

    Launceston to Cradle Mountain - 1-2 days

    You can't come to Tazzie and NOT see Cradle Mountain. Click here for more information on Cradle Mountain Tasmania

    Cradle Mountain Tasmania to Strahan or Launceston or Hobart 1-2 days

    From Cradle mountain Tasmania you can either re-trace your steps and fly out of Launceston or drive down to Hobart to fly back to mainland Australia

    If you can spare a couple more days then head onto Strahan to explore the West Coast of Tasmania Australia.

    The roads here are very very windy with lots of hairpin bends. The West coast is much more rugged and so the scenery here is beautiful.

    Queenstown is famous for its gold and copper and there is an underground mine tour that you can do.

    Strahan is famous for Macquarie harbour where you can cruise the Gordon River . It’s also a good place for scenic flights over the region.Where to stay

    Accommodation is limited and not that great. Try Risby Cove in Strahan from $180

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