Tasmania

Overview

Discover breathtaking bays, shipwrecks, cool-climate wineries, tumbling rivers and ancient natural beauty surrounding the modern, yet quaint, cities on the island of Tasmania. Offering fabulous food and wine, a talked-about collection of modern art and a rich, preserved history of convicts, miners and whalers, Tasmania is a stunning destination with new, exciting products on offer for your next event.

Key Facts

Region:

Tasmania

Population:

500,000 (Tasmania)
220,000 (Hobart)

Getting there:

Five airlines fly to Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie from the mainland. You can also take the car ferry from Melbourne.

Local food:

Try some of Tasmania’s smoked salmon or wild abalone, and follow it up with specialty cheeses, including blues and bries, cheddars and camemberts.

Famous locals:

Swashbuckling Errol Flynn took Hollywood by storm in the 1930s. More recently, Tasmania was home to former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting. Crown Princess Mary of Demark is also Tasmanian born.

Gallery

  • Mt Ossa
  • Peppermint Bay
  • Hobart Harbour
  • Freycinet National Park

Average Temperatures

Tasmania has a cool, temperate climate. Average maximum temperature:
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature °C 23° 22° 21° 18° 15° 13° 13° 14° 15° 17° 19° 22°
Temperature °F 73° 71° 69° 64° 59° 55° 55° 57° 59° 63° 66° 71°

 

Featured Venues

MONA (Museum of Old & New Art)

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See one of Australia’s most spectacular venues on the River Derwent, with extraordinary artworks in an underground sandstone cavern.

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MONA (Museum of Old & New Art)

MONA (Museum of Old & New Art)

See one of Australia’s most spectacular venues on the River Derwent, with extraordinary artworks in an underground sandstone cavern.

  • T: +61 3 6277 9900

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

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Hobart's most stylish venue features natural timber furnishings, original artworks and the majestic Jones & Co Room.

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The Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Hobart's most stylish venue features natural timber furnishings, original artworks and the majestic Jones & Co Room.

  • T: +61 3 6210 7700
  • F: +61 3 6210 7755

Featured Activities

Factory Tour and Beer Tasting at Cascade Brewery

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Learn about Australia's oldest brewery, its finest beers and a little something our brewers call ‘The Feel’.

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Factory tour and beer tasting at Cascade Brewery

Factory tour and beer tasting at Cascade Brewery

Learn about Australia's oldest brewery, its finest beers, the brewing process and a little something our brewers call ‘The Feel’.

  • T: +61 3 6224 1117
  • F: +61 3 6221 8350

Kayaking on Dove Lake

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Put on a life jacket and push your kayak out onto Dove Lake and view craggy Cradle Mountain by water.

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Kayaking on Dove Lake

Kayaking on Dove Lake

Put on a life jacket and push your kayak out onto Dove Lake and view craggy Cradle Mountain by water.

  • T: +61 3 6225 7000
  • F: +61 3 6492 1406