Tasmania Highlights

As well as the home of Australia's convict history, Hobart is a city of natural beauty characterised by fascinating colonial buildings, quality restaurants, bright sails on the water and fishing boats at the docks. Sample some of Australia's best organic produce and boutique beers and whiskies, made from the world's purest water. Mount Wellington stands regally in the background and wherever you go you will be close to nature's bounty. 

With its graceful Victorian buildings and elegant streets, Launceston is packed with vibrant cafes, museums and century-old parks. It is also the gateway to the internationally acclaimed boutique vineyards of the Tamar Valley where you will discover some of Australia's finest cool-climate wines. Be enchanted by the historic villages of Evandale and Longford, with their grand old farms and mansions.

Rugged pink mountains, sapphire blue waters and one of the world’s top beaches define the Freycinet Peninsula. The ideal climate produces full flavoured cool-climate wines of international acclaim. Taste succulent grass-fed meats and fresher than fresh seafood. Enjoy a gourmet picnic on one of the untouched pockets of coastline. Trek the coastline with its astonishing array of birds and wildlife.

Tasmania’s wilderness makes up one-fifth of the island. Walk the Cradle-Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park through ancient rainforest. Cruise the silent Gordon River and white-water raft in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Meet wild platypus and the Tassie Devil. Take a breath of the cleanest air in the world and wonder how a night sky can be so bright.