Tasmania is the only island state of Australia which is actually made up of 334 islands in total. The mainland has an area of 64.103km2 holding a population of 522,327 as of June 2019, with more than forty percent of Tasmanians living in the region of its capital, Hobart.
Tasmania is positioned 240km south of the Australian mainland, separated by the Bass Strait, with the Tasman Sea to the East and the Indian Ocean to the West. Around 42 percent of the island is protected land, boasting 19 National Parks, solitary beaches, snowy mountains, and temperate rainforests.
Roughly 20 percent of Tasmania is listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, one of the island’s renowned historical properties is Port Arthur, a “natural penitentiary” positioned on the Tasman peninsula, connected to the mainland by a strip of land less than 100m wide.
Another popular World Heritage Area is Cradle Mountain National Park. The mountain has four different summits ranging in heights from 1,355m to 1,545m and rises above the glacially formed Dove Lake, Lake Wilks, and Crater Lake. Wombats are a common sight throughout the park, and if you’re lucky you may even spot an echidna or Tasmanian devil!
No island would be complete without crystal clear blue waters and smooth white sand beaches, and you’ll find plenty of those here too. Wineglass Bay has been voted by several authorities as one of the best beaches in the world, and with good reason! Nestled within the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s East Coast you’ll find this beautiful outcrop of paradise surrounded by the pink granite peaks of the Hazards range.
Fancy visiting one of the island’s 334 other islands? Bruny Island offers the perfect day trip packed full of tasty local delights like fresh oysters, cheese platters, local lamb, and wild berries. The Island also holds an impressive selection of vineyards, distilleries, and cider mills. The entire island presents as one spectacular scenic drive with rugged coastlines, dense rainforest and tropical beaches with many adventurous climbs and treks to be had.
Walk where ancient glaciers once shaped the remote and dramatic landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, now dominated by eucalypt forests, spectacular gorges, and world-famous rivers. Be dazzled by Tasmania’s highest waterfall-Montezuma Falls in the Tarkine Rainforest where you can explore the waterways by canoe, kayak or riverboat.
Tasmania travel itinerary and things to do:
- Try snowboarding or skiing at Mt Field National Park
- Take a leisurely stroll around Lake St Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia
- Race down the shape-shifting Henty Dunes on a sand board
- Drive up the volcanic peak of mount Wellington
- Enjoy craft beers at Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest operating brewery
- Stroll through over 300 stalls in Salamanca Market on Hobart’s waterfront
- Enjoy picturesque walks through Cataract Gorge in Launceston.
The landscapes, people, and spectacular activities in Tasmania are unmissable. Book your Tasmania holiday with top-quality advice and guidance, as well as amazing discounts when making multiple bookings with Tasmania Tours.
Tasmania Tours Can Be Tailored According to Your Needs
Do you want a Bruny Island Day Tour or 2 days Tasmania tour as an option? Or maybe a 3.5 Hobart Return Tasmania tour with all National Park entry fees included? With so many beautiful places to choose from, we know that exploring Tasmania can be confusing for some times, which is why we offer various tour options for travelling convenience. For example, one of our most popular tours is the 5 Day Tasmania Tour sit back and enjoy the scenic drives through Derwent Valley and along with the some off the island’s coastline. You’ll enjoy stops at iconic waterfalls, mountain hikes as well as meeting the Tasmanian Devil himself at a wildlife sanctuary in Bicheno. Don’t forget you’re swimming costume so you can take a swim at the mesmerising Bay of Fires and relax at the welcoming coastal villages, maybe you can choose one of our famous Tasmania wine tours.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Tasmania Tours
Is Tasmania expensive to visit?
Tasmania attracts a huge number of visitors due to its dramatic landscape and unique Maori experiences, which can be considered costly for travellers. Another way to save money could be to hire a campervan to tour the Island, saving money on transport and accommodation.
How much does it cost to go to Tasmania by ferry from Australia?
Tasmania ferry prices fluctuate depending on availability and demand. Adult fares cost between 99 to 130 dollars one way with an extra charge of 99 dollars for a car.
How long do you need to see Tasmania?
This number can be changed according to the places you want to see. However, between seven and fourteen days will be enough for you to experience the unique places, activities and beauty of Tasmania
How long is the boat ride from Australia to Tasmania?
The Spirit of Tasmania ferry connects you to Devonport from Melbourne.
How many days should I spend in Hobart?
Allow 2-3 days to experience the vibrancy and culture of Tasmania’s capital city.
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