Australia’s ‘island’ state of Tasmania, or Tassie as it’s usually known is mix of old and new with some of Australia’s most pristine and untouched landscapes thrown in for good measure. Whilst small in stature Tasmania is big on experiences and more than holds it own against its bigger, mainland rivals.
The waterfront city of Hobart has evolved into a thriving, modern environment with superb hotels, restaurants and world-class art galleries, including MONA – housing one of the world’s largest private collections of art and antiquities. South of Hobart make sure you take time to discover the Port Arthur Historic Site, a memorable and atmospheric journey through the island’s convict past. For those with strong sea legs an eco-cruise around Eaglehawk Neck is a must, alongside the local sea life such as seals, dolphins and penguins, the cruise takes in the striking rock formations of the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman’s Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, the sea cliffs here are enormous.
Tasmania is best explored by region. The East Coast is well known for the magnificent Freycinet Peninsula, where glistening white beaches are lapped by crystal clear water, against a backdrop of pink granite mountains. Spend a few days here to explore and enjoy a guided walk to Wine Glass Bay, one of the most photographed beaches in the state. It’s also where you’ll find Bay of Fires, home to one of our favourite guided, multi-day walks.
Launceston and the north are a veritable feast of cool-climate wines, designers, artisans and a touch of wilderness. The North West however is where you’ll get to explore Tasmania’s most beautiful and stunning, natural places. This is road-trip country with spectacular views at every turn. Visit the Tarkine and you’ll be immersed in Australia’s largest area of cool temperate rainforest with a hugely diverse landscape. For alpine vistas and great walking, some of which, yes is challenging! then Cradle Mountain should be on every visitor’s must-do list to Tasmania.
Head to Tassie’s west coast and it’s a story of historic mining towns, convict heritage and remarkable wilderness for this is the gateway to Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area, where a true wilderness frontier is easily accessible.
Tasmania or ‘Tassie’ might be Australia’s smallest state but it’s jam-packed with natural hidden wonders. This memorable road trip will take you through some of the most pristine and jaw-dropping landscapes in the Southern hemisphere.
The Great Walks of Australia highlight the very best of Australia’s walking experiences and offer a diverse collection across the continent.
Explore Australia’s remote and rugged coastline or the astonishing marine world of the Great Barrier Reef in comfort on a small ship, expedition cruise.
This four-day guided experience departs from Hobart and takes in the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast. Returning each evening to the comfort of Friendly Beaches Lodge, you’ll enjoy a private sanctuary tucked into the national park, just 100m from the beach.
Escorted Small Group Tour
This small group escorted tour, travelling with a maximum of 12 guests, is a great way to explore Tasmania. The itinerary includes pristine wilderness, a sense of history and unique wildlife as well as some of the island’s most spectacular coastline.
Escorted Small Group Tour
Tasmania’s island state provides the rare opportunity to interact and encounter the unique wildlife that is endemic to Tasmania. Travelling in a small group of no more than 12 and led by a local expert guide, you’ll explore the island with an extensive wildlife list, headed by the Tasmanian Devil.