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About Tasmania

Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart - a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly and welcoming people, a pleasant and temperate climate, wonderful wine and food, a rich history and a relaxed island lifestyle.

Hobart, the state capital, is not only the largest city in Tasmania but also the second oldest city in Australia. Home to plenty of attractions including Salamanca Markets and the Cascade Brewery, the city's waterfront is a favourite spot for many. Surrounded by incredible landscapes, featuring Mt Wellington and the Derwent River, Hobart's location is beautiful.

Visitors to Tasmania are surprised by its size, though compared to the scale of the rest of Australia, the distances are certainly more manageable. Dense rainforests, mountain peaks, alpine meadows, great lakes, eucalyptus stands and fertile farmland are all easily accessible, but you should be prepared for several hours of concentrated driving between the main attractions.

According to our experienced consultants who have travelled the globe in search of excellence, Tasmania has one of the world's ten best beaches - Wineglass Bay, the world's best little town - Strahan and some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

Now, let us help you discover why...

Best time to go to Tasmania 

Tasmania is great to visit all year round but if you are looking for slighty warmer trip then December to February is the best time and temperatures reach low 20s. 


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Best time to be there

All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).

Fly to

Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)

flying time

17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop

time difference

GMT +8 - +10 hours

Visas

Visa required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Tantalising Tasmania

Nights: 7 | from £3,550pp

Australia’s ‘Apple Isle’ has more than its fair share of delicious food and wine, from punchy pinot noirs to fresh seafood and slow-ripening berries –... Find out more

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Discover Tasmania

Nights: 9 | from £1,495pp

Tasmania is a land apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly and welcoming people and world-class food and wine. Experience the best... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Freycinet Lodge

Overlooking the dazzling azure waters of Great Oyster Bay in the rugged Freycinet Peninsula sits the eco-friendly cabins of Freycinet Lodge. Linked by... Find out more

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Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones Art Hotel is located on Hobart's waterfront and is Australia's first dedicated art hotel. Once a jam factory, and dating back to 1804,... Find out more

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Islington Hotel

Built in 1847, Islington is an outstanding example of Regency architecture. The hotel has recently been restored to showcase the property's original glory... Find out more

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MONA Pavilions

MONA has eight pavilions –each with one or two bedrooms –on the banks of the River Derwent. The older four are named after influential Australian artists... Find out more

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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is widely considered one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage... Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in our Travel Blog pages.

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