Explore a vast open wilderness
Wild and beautiful landscapes, a rich history and a relaxed island lifestyle, these are the ingredients that make our Tasmania holidays so special.
Separated from mainland Australia by the 240-kilometre stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart. Hobart, the state capital, is the second oldest city in Australia. It sits on the banks of the glassy Derwent river with lofty peaks of Mt Wellington rising up in the background. There’s plenty to see including Salamanca Markets and the Cascade Brewery and the waterfront is a favourite spot for many.
A self-drive Tasmania tour is a great way to get to know the island. Dense rainforests, mountain peaks, and great lakes are all easily accessible by car. You do need to drive a few hours to get between the main attractions but it’s well worth the effort. Other places to take in include the white-sand beach at Wineglass Bay and the world's best little town, Strahan.
Tasmania is great to visit all year round, but if you are looking for slightly warmer trip then December to February is the best time when temperatures reach the balmy low 20s.