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Things to Do in Tasmania

What makes Tasmania different

Tasmania is the only Australian state that’s disconnected from the mainland. Measuring 68,000 square kilometres (roughly the size of Ireland) and having only 537,000 inhabitants, Tasmania is a world on its own. The 26th largest island in the world is mainly famous for the Tasmanian devil, a predator that’s commonly found on the island. 


Visiting Tasmania Year-Round

Due to its location far south, Tasmania has four distinct seasons that make exploring this destination a thrilling adventure all year-round. Summer (Dec to Feb) is quite cool, but pleasant, for hiking and beach-hopping, while the winter (Jun to Aug) can be significantly colder, but all the more magical!


Spring/Summer (September to February)

In the spring months of September to November, Tasmania bursts to life with vibrant colours, fresh produce and a plethora of outdoor activities, including this Cliffs, Caves and Beaches tour.


While in the summer months of December to February, Tasmania’s weather is warm and sunny, making it the optimal time to explore the great outdoors. Travellers can hike through the lush rainforests of the Tasmanian wilderness, cruise along the picturesque Bruny Island, or enjoy a wine tour in the scenic Tamar Valley.


Autumn/Winter (March to August)

As the autumn months of March to May arrive, Tasmania’s landscape transforms with a spectrum of vivid colours. It is an ideal time for visitors to take a leisurely drive and marvel at the stunning views. This 3 Day Tasmania Tour operates between Hobart to Launceston (and Vice Versa), and although available all year round, includes a number of destinations made all the more magical in autumn!


Similarly, in the winter months of June to August, Tasmania’s alpine regions transform into a winter wonderland. The island’s ski fields, such as Ben Lomond and Mount Mawson, attract snow lovers from around the world. Visitors can also explore the state’s art and cultural scene, with the Dark Mofo festival taking place in June.


Nature Tours of Tasmania

Tasmania is known for its dramatic landscapes, from the stunning mountain lakes in Southwest National Park to the scenic coastline of Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. 


One of the top attractions in Tasmania is Wineglass Bay, which has been named one of the top 10 beaches in the world. You can take a guided tour to explore the stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and crystal-clear waters of the Freycinet National Park, where Wineglass Bay is located. For those looking for a challenge, climbing to the Wineglass Bay Lookout offers stunning views over Hobart and the surrounding areas, with this particular tour also offering a chance to  enjoy a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for those interested in sampling some fresh, local oysters.


Historic Tours in Tasmania

Port Arthur proves that Tasmania isn’t exclusively about natural features. This historic town 100 kilometres southeast of Hobart used to be a penal colony within the British empire, and the ruins of the prison buildings are still visible. Expand your knowledge of Tasmania’s history and hear prison stories that give you chills when you get on a day tour to Port Arthur


Tasmania is a playground for adventurous travellers. You can go for a Cradle Mountain Overland Track 6 Days Tour, or meet Tasmania’s marine mammals and seabirds during a cruise from Port Arthur. The latter is also a rare opportunity to witness Cape Pillar, where gigantic rock towers rise up directly from the sea bottom.


Despite its size, this incredible island state has it all - breathtaking natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and a unique cultural scene. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore Tasmania's stunning landscapes and experience its vibrant culture.


Book your tour or activity now and create memories that will last a lifetime. 


Tasmania Tour FAQs


What is the best month to go to Tasmania?

The best time to visit Tasmania depends on your interests and what you want to do. The summer months (December to February) are popular for outdoor activities like hiking and beach-going, while the autumn (March to May) is great for sightseeing and wine-tasting. The winter (June to August) is a good time for skiing and winter festivals, and the spring (September to November) is ideal for seeing the native wildlife, including flowers and animals.


What is the prettiest town in Tasmania?

Tasmania has many beautiful towns, but the most picturesque ones are often considered to be Battery Point, Richmond, Stanley and Strahan. Each of these towns has unique historic buildings, stunning landscapes and plenty of local charm.


How many days do you need to see Tasmania?

It's recommended to spend at least 7 to 10 days in Tasmania to explore the major attractions and get a sense of the island's culture and natural beauty. However, if you have less time, you can still see a lot in 3-5 days by focusing on one or two regions of the island. Our multi-day tours of Tasmania vary in length and are a great option for those wanting to do more and see more.


Why is Tasmania so famous?

Tasmania is most famous for its unique wildlife, world-class food and wine and rich history and culture. It's also known for being the southernmost state of Australia, with a cooler climate and distinct island identity.


Can you visit Tasmania without a car?

Yes, it's possible to visit Tasmania without a car. Public transportation, taxis, and tour companies are available, especially in the more prominent tourist areas. Additionally, many popular attractions and walking tracks can be accessed by foot or bicycle.


What is the cheapest way to travel around Tasmania?

The cheapest way to travel around Tasmania is by using public transportation, such as buses or ferries. You can also save money by sharing a rental car with other travelers or staying in budget accommodations (or considering multi-day touring!).


What food is Tasmania most famous for?

Tasmania is famous for its fresh seafood, including oysters, salmon and abalone. It's also known for its premium beer, lamb and dairy products, as well as its delicious honey, berries, and cider. This Bruny Island Day Tour includes a delicious local lunch that will have you wanting more!


What are the best tours for couples in Tasmania?

Some of the best tours for couples in Tasmania include wine-tasting tours in the Tamar Valley, romantic cruises around the coast, and visits to historic estates and gardens.


What are the best activities for families and children in Tasmania?

Some of the best activities for families and children in Tasmania include visiting national parks, exploring caves and waterfalls, going to the beach, and learning about the island's history and culture at museums and heritage sites.


What are some must-see Tasmanian attractions?

Some of the must-see attractions in Tasmania include Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur Historic Site, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, and the Salamanca Market in Hobart.



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Tasmania truly offers a memorable experience for any traveler. Whether you're looking for a scenic hike, a food and wine tour, or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, we’ve got you covered!


Our wide range of affordable tours and activities allow you to fully experience Tasmania's stunning landscapes, wildlife, and culture. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore this incredible destination.


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