Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania © Pierre Destribats
- Top things to do
- Getting to Tasmania
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.
Tasmania's natural beauty abounds around every corner, and thanks to its compact size, it's easy to see a good portion of it by travelling just outside the capital city of Hobart. It's also a wildlife haven, so wherever you travel, you're likely to spot wombats, pademelons and wallabies.
- Visit Hobart's most fascinating art gallery, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
- Wander white sand beaches lining calm blue waters of Freycinet National Park
- Head out for a true adventure on one of the state's famous walking tracks
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 Geelong) 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.