Tasmania may be the smallest of Australia’s six states, geographically, but what this lovely island lacks in size, is more than made up for with its great natural beauty and diverse recreational opportunities.
It has a rich heritage of aboriginal culture, convict habitation, mining glory and a successful agricultural industry. The new Tasmania balances these elements with a contemporary influx of world leading artists, writers, cutting edge technology and of course world class travel experiences.
Tasmania is an island of spectacular contrasts. The journey will take you through ancient rainforests, wild alpine country, rich farming lands and unspoilt coastal drives. With four distinct seasons, Tasmania is the perfect year round destination. Gold and amber hues decorate the landscape as autumn leaves begin to fall, while spring delights with a colourful array of wild flowers. Summer temperatures provide the perfect climate for swimming, hiking and other outdoor sporting activities and though the crisp winter may seem inhospitable, the seasonal festivals, skiing and cosy fire side hideaways add to the charm of Tassie.
It is Tasmania’s pristine wilderness that makes its food and wine so great. This is showcased at the various food and wine festivals throughout the year.
A combination of good roads, light traffic and short travelling distances, makes Tasmania a perfect destination for self-drive holidays. Venture off the beaten track to discover some of the historic townships, spectacular scenery, cellar doors, farm gates and talented artists at work.