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Dramatic landscapes, historic railways, giant forests, delicious fresh produce and so much more... Tasmania is waiting to be discovered! Read about Tasmania's regions below.
Hobart and Surrounds
Nestled next to the Derwent River and below the spectacular Mt Wellington, Hobart is a city rich in history and culture. Enjoy the nation's best outdoor market, Salamanca Market. Take a river cruise, explore some of Tasmania's convict history at Battery Point or relax in one of the many cafés.
South of Hobart, take a three hour eco-cruise at Bruny Island and walk around South Bruny National Park. Also 40 minutes from Hobart is the Huon Valley where you can walk amongst the treetops at Tahune Airwalk. Ride on a jet boat on the Huon River or visit the caves and thermal springs at Hastings.
West of Hobart, New Norfolk is a great place to relax. Enjoy exploring the historic buildings, great rugged scenery and restful mood. South east of Hobart, don't miss the convict history of Port Arthur and along the way, stop into the historic town of Richmond to see the beautiful convict-built bridge. Other towns in this region include Dover, Geeveston, Hamilton, Bothwell, Oatlands and Sorell.
The North West Coast
Tasmania's north west coast offers fresh produce aplenty, from cheeses and raspberries to produce fresh from rich soil.
Nearby to Devonport is Latrobe, famous for its antique shops and a likely place to see a wild platypus! Pop your antique bargain in the boot and head south through Sheffield - the town of murals, set in farmlands with Mt Roland as a backdrop.
Travelling alongside Bass Strait from Devonport, pose for a photo at the giant penguin in Penguin. Visit Creative Paper in Burnie and the Table Cape lookout in Wynyard.
Visit the fishing village, Stanley and ride the chairlift to the top of the volcanic plug known as 'The Nut'. Journey to the Edge of the World at Arthur River where the ocean continues all the way to Argentina.
For more information about Tasmania's North West Coast , visit www.mytasssiebreak.com
The East Coast
Wineglass Bay has been voted one of the world's top 10 beaches and it's easy to see why! Climb over the saddle in the Hazards and see a jagged range of salmon pink and grey granite peaks. Catch a glimpse of white sand with clear, indigo blue sea set against the backdrop of the beautiful Freycinet National Park.
Driving north offers a array of superb coastal vistas from Friendly Beaches near Wineglass Bay to the Bay of Fires in the north east corner of the state.
Aside from Freycinet National Park, there's Douglas-Apsley with its contrasting forests, heathlands and crystal clear streams. Maria Island is another wonderful national park on the east coast not to be missed. From remarkable wildlife to sweeping bays and rugged mountains, there's something for everyone.
The seaside towns of Bicheno and Swansea are also worth a visit.
Launceston, Tamar and the North
Launceston is located in the north of the state and is the second largest city in Tasmania. Cataract Gorge Reserve is a slice of wilderness, only a two-minute drive from the heart of Launceston. Here, between the towering dolerite facades you'll find walking trails, a suspension bridge, roaming peacocks and wallabies, a historic power station and the world's longest single span chairlift!
Indulge yourself at one of the many wineries in the Tamar Valley which features Tasmania's largest winery, Tamar Ridge.
While in this region, visit the picturesque town of Deloraine, a town of artists and farmers. See a convict-built stone village in Ross or pick up some honey at the Tasmanian Honey Company in Perth or The Honey Farm in Chudleigh. Other towns to visit are Beaconsfield, Campbell Town, Bridport, Evandale, George Town and Westbury.
The Western Wilderness
Experience one of the world's most pristine wilderness areas! The spectacular World Heritage Area covers 1/5 of Tasmania, allowing visitors to experience Tasmania's true wilderness. Drive around the winding roads to Queenstown or take a river cruise in Strahan on the Gordon River. Be sure to visit the world's largest stretch of temperate rainforest, the Tarkine.
Of course, no visit to Tasmania is complete without seeing the dramatic peak of Cradle Mountain. Walk the circular track around picturesque Dove Lake and marvel at the jagged contours of this truly magnificent mountain.
While you're in the Western Wilderness region, visit the former silver town of Zeehan, the caves at Mole Creek and the historic mining towns of Tullah and Rosebery.
For more information about Tasmania's Western Wilderness, visit www.mytasssiebreak.com
For more information on Tasmania's regions or attractions, visit Discover Tasmania.
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Plan your trip before you go with our handy selection of links. This list gives you some of our favourite websites, providing you with a wide variety of information on Tasmania.
Tasmania tourism information
- Discover Tasmania
Tourism Tasmania's official website
- Discover North West Tasmania
Activities and attractions in North West Tasmania
- Tasmania Visitor Information Network
Info from Tasmania's nationally accredited Visitor Centres
- Discover Burnie
Visitor information on Burnie, Tasmania
- Mole Creek
Visitor information on Mole Creek, Tasmania
- Tasmania's North West
Visitor information on Tasmania's North West
- Tasmania's Western Wilderness
Visitor information on Tasmania's Western Wilderness
- Barnbougle Dunes
Play a round of golf Tasmania's world-renown course
- Bruny Island Cruises
Spend three hours travelling around Bruny Island's coastline
- Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
Discover the finest produce of Tasmania's north-west
- East Coast Natureworld
Experience Tasmania's unique and amazing animals, birds and reptiles
- Hollybank Treetops Adventure
Gain a birds-eye view of Tasmania's beautiful forests
- House of Anvers
Indulge in a french-style breakfast and watch as chocolates are made
- Launceston City Ghost Tours
Exciting tour that explores the darker history of Launceston
- Launceston Planetarium
Watch a show and enjoy the excitement of feeling under the stars
- Peppermint Bay
Popular restaurant and cruise departing from Hobart
- See Tasmania Card
Attractions pass for unlimited sightseeing
- Something Wild
- Targa Tasmania
Popular car rally in Tasmania
- Tasmanian Expeditions
Adventure activities in Tasmania
Accommodation - single location
- Beach Side Retreat (Stanley)
- Country Club Tasmania (Launceston)
- Cradle Mountain Lodge
- Curringa Farm (Farmstay accommodation in Hamilton)
- Edgewater Hotel (Devonport)
- Gateway Hotel (Devonport)
- Hanlon House (Stanley)
- Hobart Midcity Hotel
- Hotel Grand Chancellor (Hobart)
- Leisure Ville Holiday Centre (Cabins, villas and caravan park in Wynyard)
- Mole Creek Lodge (B&B accommodation)
- Stanley Seaview Inn
- Tall Timbers Hotel (Smithton)
- The Sebel Launceston
- Wrest Point Casino (Hobart)
Accommodation - various locations across Tasmania
- Best Western
- Discovery Holiday Parks
- Innkeepers Tasmania
- Leisure Inn
- Pure Tasmania
- Stay Tasmania
- TasVillas Group
- BIG4 Holiday Parks
- Beachside Retreat Tarkine Tours
Accommodation and luxury tours into the Tarkine
- Cradle Coast Tours
Tours in Tasmania's north west corner
- Paul Kaine's Guided Fishing Tasmania
Fishing tours in Tasmania
- Fun Tassie Tours
Touring Tasmania with packaged Spirit of Tasmania tours
- Phoenix Coaches
Bus charter for small and large groups anywhere in Tasmania, based in Devonport
- Tiger Wilderness Tours
Personalised minibus transport to and from Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, Walls of Jerusalem, Lees Paddocks and other places.
- Discover Tasmania Tours
Day tours based out of Launceston.
What's on in Tasmania
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
26 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015 , Hobart
Don't miss the annual yacht race which tackles wild seas between Sydney and Tasmania. Watch as the yachts arrive in Hobart after finishing the race.
11 Jan 2015 - 17 Jan 2015 , Hobart
The Hobart International annually attracts some of the best tennis talent in the world who flock to the Domain Tennis Centre to fine-tune their preparations for the Australian Open.
15 Jan 2015 - 18 Jan 2015 , Hobart
The Museum of Old and New Art kicks off its annual Festival of Music and Art, where MONA's creative chaos spills out all over Hobart in a most unpredictable way.
13 Feb 2015 - 15 Feb 2015 , Launceston
Festivale, one of Tasmania's premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment.
International Mural Fest
5 Apr 2015 - 11 Apr 2015 , Sheffield
Watch artists compete in a week-long public mural paint off. A panel of qualified judges will decide the winner of the event's major prize.
28 Apr 2015 - 3 May 2015 , Various locations - be aware of road closures
See the world's best touring, sports and GT cars compete in competitive stages on the Islands toughest roads. Please also check the Targa Tasmania website for road closures that may affect your planned route of travel.