Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania © Pierre Destribats
Reconnect with nature, wildlife and your taste buds on a trip to the impossibly beautiful island state of Tasmania.
Tasmania’s natural beauty is captivating, its cultural experiences are diverse, and its food and drink offering is enviable. Get a true taste of Tasmania in its fresh apple cider, cheeses, wine and oysters, and experience a dose of its serenity with its powder-white beaches and laid-back luxury.
Top things to do
- Visit Hobart’s most fascinating art gallery, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
- Wander among the white sand and calm blue waters of Freycinet National Park
- Taste straight-from-the-sea oysters and crayfish on Bruny Island
Getting to Tasmania
Tasmania may be Australia’s island state, but it’s still easily accessible from the mainland.
The two major Tassie cities, Hobart and Launceston, have direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. You can also travel by sea using the car ferry, Spirit of Tasmania, which crosses between mainland Australia (from Melbourne) to the Tasmanian city of Devonport (near Launceston) daily. Driving is a great way to get around after arriving in Tasmania, with incredible road trips like the Great Eastern Drive waiting to be discovered.