Tasmania is Australia’s Island State. Separated by the 240 km stretch of the Bass Strait, Tasmania offers everything from convict ruins to romantic mountain retreats and some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer. The capital city of Hobart has a diverse blend of heritage, lifestyle, scenery and vibrant culture.

Tasmania enjoys four very different seasons and the climate is classified as temperate maritime. During summer the average daily temperature is 21 degrees C and the average overnight temperature is 12 degrees C. In winter much of the highland peaks are covered in powdery white snow. The average daily temperature is 12 degrees C and the average overnight temperature is 5 degrees C.

An island of natural wonders, Tasmania has everything from mysterious rainforests, pristine white sandy beaches, heritage and culture all on one small island.

Friendly and relaxed, Australia’s island state is an ecological and cultural wonderland.

Tasmania boasts pristine national parks (40% of the island is State or World Heritage listed parks), abundant wildlife experiences and rich colonial heritage.

The major regions in Tasmania are :

Derwent Valley & Central Highlands

Devonport, Cradle Mountain & Great Western Tiers

Flinders Island

Freycinet & The East Coast

Heritage Highway

Hobart Region

Huon, Channel, Bruny

King Island

Launceston & Tamar Valley

St Helens & The North East

Stanley & The North West

Strahan & The West Coast

Tasman Peninsula & The South East

Kangaroo Island

Limestone Coast

Murray River

The Outback


World Heritage wilderness.

Stunning World Heritage wilderness.

World-class food and wine

World-class food and wine, like Tasmanian salmon and King Island cheese.

Tasmanian Devils!

Tasmanian Devils!

History and heritage.

Fascinating convict history and heritage.

Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park

Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park – a hiker's dream.

Experience Tasmania

Must Do Activities

Northern Tasmania, Launceston and Cradle Mountain

  • Hobart, Tasmania’s capital with its stunning harbour and historic buildings.
  • Hobart’s famous Saturday Salamanca Markets.
  • Visit the Georgina Town of Richmond and Australia’s oldest bridge – Richmond Bridge.
  • Port Arthur and its former penal colony settlement.
  • Tour the cool climate boutique wineries.
  • Hike along azure bays in Freycinet National Park’s granite mountains and stroll along Wineglass Bay.
  • Take a dusk tour to spot Tasmanian devils.
  • Walk through the tree tops at the Tahune Airwalk.