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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.

hiking overland track
The morning is clear, the wilderness is waiting and ten walkers are keen to go. After a few gear adjustments, we’re off, striding out along the Overland Track, which will see us cover 65km over six days through a magnificent World Heritage-listed landscape. Our trek is with Cradle Mountain Huts, the...
Stanley Tasmania
Sometimes it's the unplanned experiences that you remember best, long after your holiday. Wandering along Fisherman’s Dock at Stanley in far north west Tasmania with my teenage daughter, we see a Stanley seal cruise boat – the Sylvia C. Unplanned, we rashly climb aboard the departing boat joining a...
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...
barnbougle dunes
Although there are many things to do in Tasmania, golfers will appreciate playing golf at Australia's best public golf course. Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm are two amazing golf courses built by a north-eastern Tasmanian farming family with a hospitality background, who figured they had a pretty decent spot...
Best Wineries Tasmania has in the North East
Regarded as the home of the world's best sparkling wines outside only Champagne itself, there's no wine region less crowded yet more picturesque in the whole of Australia. Tasmania's North East has some of the best wineries Tasmania has to offer. What's more, Tasmanian sparkling wine and Tasmanian Pinot Noir...
things to do in tasmania
It’s 8am and I’m thinking about all the wonderful things to do in Tasmania as I'm about to fly out of Hobart after a 10-day sojourn. I grew up in Tasmania and while I’m happy living in country Queensland these days, growing up and living in Tasmania for so...

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...