Beathe in the fresh air at Lake St Clair, Tasmania
Photo: Andreas Smetana. Courtesy of Tourism Australia

Welcome to Tasmania

Tasmania is affectionately known as 'Tassie' and is covered in beautiful national parks and beaches that are itching to be explored; and it is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife and scenery in the world! Tasmania is an adventure-lovers dream come true, and what makes it even better is that everything is just a short distance from cities and towns.

How to get to Tasmania

Tasmania is an island at the bottom of Australia. To get there, you need to either fly or take the ferry. When you land in Tasmania, you may want to consider hiring a car so you can explore the many fabulous towns and locations. Otherwise, try and book all inclusive tours that include transportation so you can get to off-the-beaten-track.

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Just some must-see Tassie destinations

Wellington park - Mt Wellington, overlooks the capital city Hobart and surrounding areas. The top is often covered in snow (even in summer) so be sure to pack a coat!
Bruny Island is just a short drive from Hobart. The stunning Bruny Island combines blue sandy beaches and a national park.You can drive, cruise or walk over the island, but don’t miss indulging on the delicious food and wine made fresh by the locals. The island also has a rich indigenous history, and wildlife including seals that are hard to find often in any other Australian state.
Cockle Creek is the furthest southern point you can drive to in the country. The area is full of indigenous history, but there are no services or shops around, just camping sites and walking tracks!
Bay of Fires walk, Tasmania
Photo: Anson Smart. Tourism Australia
Ocean beach is located just near the west coast town of Strahan. It stretches for 40km, plenty of room for fishing and four-wheel driving! It is quite close to the historic Hell’s Gates, which you might be able to see from the beach on a clear day.
Hasting’s caves and thermal springs - a 90 minute drive south of Hobart, Hasting’s Caves State Reserve is another beautiful area abundant in the natural wonders of Tasmania. Relax in the thermal springs or take a walk through the forest reserves and caves.