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Best of Tasmania

Tasmania travel blog showcasing the best of Tasmania. Tasmania is an island state in southern Australia and a destination that has a raw and wild beauty. With stunning coastal landscapes and green rolling hills, Tasmania is a delight to explore. You’ll be charmed by the friendly locals, enticed by the relaxed island lifestyle and intrigued by its convict history.

Tasmania is also an island with amazing food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins.

Often called the Apple Isle, Australia’s smallest state is rich in national parks and World Heritage wilderness. Another wonder to see in Tasmania is in the sky. Just look up and gaze in awe at the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights, which illuminates the night’s sky in a rainbow of colours.

What is the largest city in Tasmania?

Launceston is Tasmania’s largest city. Located in northern Tasmania, Launceston is a small city with a population of around 100,000 people.

What is Tasmania best known for?

Tasmania is known for its pristine wilderness areas. 40% of Tasmania is covered in national park. Tasmania is also known for wine and food, such as top-notch cheeses, chocolate, oysters and fresh fruit. Tasmania produces excellent gin, whiskey, wine and beer.

Do Tasmanian Devils still exist?

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial that used to be a native species found on Australia’s mainland. Tasmanian devils now can be found in the wild only in Tasmania, such as Maria Island and the Tarkine.

Southwest National Park
Tasmania’s Southwest National Park is a mysterious and remote landscape that is surprisingly accessible on a day trip from Hobart. From the sky, shimmering aquamarine-coloured bays wrap around sandy beaches that fringe a vast sea of tea tree, banksia and eucalypts.We fly over jagged peaks, wild rivers, a rugged coastline...
tasman peninsula
An hour’s drive south-east of Hobart airport, the wild and windswept Tasman Peninsula, best known for the World Heritage-listed historic site at Port Arthur, is undergoing a quiet revolution. You could spend several days enjoying the historic, fun and quirky things to do in Port Arthur.Port Arthur is one...
Best Wineries Tasmania has in the North East
It’s time to explore wine regions in Tasmania along Australia’s coolest wine trail. So come along for a swirl and a sip. Put your nose into a glass of Aussie Vinifera and guess what region it’s from.Tasmania may be famous for its beautiful places to visit but Tasmania's wine...
Tasmanian devil

Tasmanian wildlife

One of the most popular things to do in Tasmania is to see its wildlife. Did you know Tasmania has 33 native terrestrial mammals and 41 marine mammals? Tasmanian wildlife includes pademelons, eastern quolls, bettongs and Tasmanian devils. Wildlife in Tasmania extends to birds - there are 12 species...
tarkine tasmania
Of all the places to visit in Tasmania, to me, Tasmania’s North West region is the most diverse and captivating. There’s the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere, button grass plains and rugged coastal shores. North West Tasmania is an area steeped in history, with great food...
corinna tasmania
A hike through Tasmania’s Middle Earth at Corinna Tasmania is an enchanting forest escape. The forest whispers calming thoughts as I hike into a lush sun-drenched landscape of eucalypts, stringy barks, lichens and ferns. Possums, tawny frogmouths, wallabies and Tasmanian devils rustle in the bushes. Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles soar in...

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park is possibly the most beautiful place in Tasmania and is undoubtedly the most photographed. It's also a terrific place to go...
a boatshed in southern tasmania

Southern Tasmania