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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.
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).
Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)
17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop
GMT +8 - +10 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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:
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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:
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.
To find out more about our Orient team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 704 or enquire online
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First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere