Boasting some of Australia’s most pristine wilderness, cleanest beaches and richest colonial history, Tasmania is an adventure like no other. World-Heritage forests, turquoise bays, spine-tingling historic sites, bustling markets, exotic wildlife and more than 1000 mountain peaks… Tasmania is just waiting to be discovered.
Named for Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, Tasmania is colloquially known as the Apple Isle, or Tassie to the locals. With over 37% of the island made up of reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites, Tasmania’s natural beauty will leave you captivated.
Separated from the mainland by the 240 km Bass Strait, Tasmania’s isolation has gifted it unspoilt landscapes and unique flora and fauna. It’s safe to say that whatever area of Tasmania you choose to see, your experience will be packed with many remarkable highlights. Learn about the state’s history of pining, mining and convicts and see Australia’s largest convict built bridge in Ross.
View the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay (known as one of the Top 10 beaches in the world) in the stunning Freycinet National Park, and if you are lucky you may get to hike around Dove Lake in the World Heritage Cradle Mountain National Park, one of Tasmania’s most popular wilderness walks.
A stroll around the gleaming white sands or a swim in the clear turquoise water of the breathtaking Bay of Fires also makes for special memories, and you may get the opportunity to see the state’s most iconic animal, the Tasmanian Devil, at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.