Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania
Guide to Tasman Peninsula
- Getting to the Tasman Peninsula
- When to visit
The spectacular scenery will make your jaw drop, and the local delicacies and heritage sites will keep you coming back for more.
It’s easy to see why the Tasman Peninsula, only a 1.5-hour drive from Hobart, is popular with visitors. This picturesque destination has stunning beaches that are nearly empty of people, towering sea cliffs, hikes through national parks, and an abundance of native animals that you are nearly guaranteed to see up close.
The Tasman Peninsula is about a 1.5-hour drive south-east of Hobart, and a car is necessary to reach the region’s attractions. Alternatively, consider a guided tour that will arrange your transport from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula.
- Hobart Airport (HBA) is 81km (50mi) from the Tasman Peninsula and services international and domestic arrivals
- Car hire is available from Hobart Airport (HBA) and several locations in Hobart city
The Tasman Peninsula’s climate is generally warm and temperate, though the winter months see chilly temperatures move in. Summer is perhaps the best time to visit. The days are warm and comfortable for hiking and wilderness cruises.
- High season: Mid-spring to early autumn (October to March)
- Low season: Winter (June to August)
- Don’t miss: the Port Arthur Lavender Farm burst into a field of purple in summer