Tasmania-Australia Destination Information
Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state, yet this geographically diverse land apart contains wild and beautiful landscapes, welcoming people, and a temperate climate. A rich history and a relaxed island lifestyle make it even more exceptional.
Tasmania delivers everything vacationers seek for the perfect getaway. Its wine and food are world acclaimed due to the pure water, fertile soils and sunny climate. It has a strong and lively arts and culture scene. Plus, quaint towns offer a wealth of museums, historical sites, and charming Georgian architecture.
Breathe the world’s cleanest air and rejoice in a land of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, tall forests and sparkling highland lakes. Over a third of the state is reserved in a network of National Parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, a refuge and habitat for rare plants and animals.
Vacation Destinations in Tasmania
- Coles Bay
Coles Bay sits at the foot of the granite mountains (known as the Hazards), and on the edge of the world renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay on the east coast of Tasmania. With a permanent population less than 200, it is one of Tasmania's most popular holiday spots for visitors and locals, but it remains a secret to most other Australians and international visitors.
Coles Bay's climate is very mild and has a vast number of beautiful beaches to explore or simply relax and enjoy. The crystal clear and often mirror like waters of Great Oyster Bay invite people to enjoy all kinds of water sports from fishing, swimming, diving, waterskiing, sailing to kayaking. On many occasions a pod of dolphins will enjoy the bay with you.
Hotels & Resorts in Coles Bay, Australia
- Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park – a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain Australia epitomize the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and colorful deciduous beech provide a wide range of environments.
One of the highlights of a trip to the Cradle Mountain Park is the view across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain, a jagged dolerite peak that takes its name supposedly from a miner’s cradle. Cradle Mountain is sometimes shrouded in cloud from the wild highland weather. While inside, enjoy a wonderful walk on the famous Overland Track. In season, licensed trout fishing is permitted in its lakes and rivers, and private boats can be used for fishing or scenic trips.
Other activities run the gamut for every taste and include fishing, boating, hiking, bird watching, nature hikes, nocturnal wildlife walks, interpretive walks, winery tours, scenic helicopter flights, horse riding, canoeing, mountain biking, guided wildlife tours and much more!
Hotels & Resorts in Cradle Mountain, Australia
|Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Hobart is Tasmania’s harbor capital, located in the southeast of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington. It is close proximity to beautiful natural surroundings, offering a provocative mix of historic and contemporary art and culture. This city is defined by the river and sea, and is made of warm sandstone, bright spinnakers on the water, fish punts at the docks and coffee under sun umbrellas. Take a harbor cruise, or drive to the summit of Mount Nelson or Mount Wellington, and you’ll fully grasp its maritime focus.
Head down to Salamanca Place where you will find 19th-century waterfront warehouses dating back to the 1830s whaling days. Today, they house cafés, restaurants, galleries and art studios, the ideal place to wander or enjoy alfresco dining. Learn about the island, the city's history and contemporary life at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on Macquarie Street.
Venture just out of the city you can visit some of Tasmania’s finest wineries, then head up the mountain for a walk to the springs or travel down the channel towards Bruny Island. Explore farther afield, and then return to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Hobart is an ideal base for your southern Tasmanian journey.
Hotels & Resorts in Hobart, Australia
|The Henry Jones Art Hotel
|Mercure Hadleys Hobart Hotel
Fun Fact: Tasmania has 68 golf courses in total, which is more than any other state in Australia.