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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.

bay of fires binalong bay beach sunset
If you want to know the best locations to visit, just ask a local. In stunning northern Tasmania, on the shores of Binalong Bay, we caught up with pharmacist and keen photographer, Angela Siejka, who shares her top spots within an hour of her holiday home near Bay of Fires. Located...
my tasmania
As a photographer who lives in Tasmania, I'm fortunate to live in a place that has beautiful scenery to capture. Here are the places to visit in Tasmania, the amazing spots that inspire my Tasmania photography close to home. My Tasmania images inspire me to become a better photographer. Tasmania photography...
wineglass bay
What would the world look like if you were a bird soaring in the sky or an angel floating in heaven? If you happen to be flying above Australia, you might notice some of the most alluring views are actually in Tasmania (even though New South Wales has the...
Exclusive Escapes
Gold Stem facials, private islands and outdoor bathtubs with zillion-dollar views….these are some of the impressive things to do in Tasmania. Or perhaps you’d prefer cruising around Tasmania’s waters like a rock star (Sting was recently spotted in a luxury yacht) or fly to a winery for a languid afternoon lunch....
three capes track 5
The Three Capes Track in Tasmania is a multi-day walk on the Tasman Peninsula. It has 46 kilometres of world-class coastal hiking and three public huts. The four-day walk starts with a boat trip from Port Arthur to Denmans Cove in Tasman National Park and will take you via Cape...
Tasmanian cider
Tasmania's reputation as the Apple Isle makes it a great place to try apple cider. On a Tasmania holiday weekend, one of the fun things to do in Hobart is to hit the cider trail. On this trip, I'm on a mission to taste as much Tasmanian cider as...

20 exclusive escapes to impress your partner in Tasmania

Gold Stem facials, private islands and outdoor bathtubs with zillion-dollar views….these are some of the impressive things to do in Tasmania. Or perhaps you’d prefer...