Tasmania is no longer all about apples, cherries and trout. It’s also got MONA art gallery, Hobart’s Salamanca markets, a vast World Heritage Area, magnificent bushwalks, an abundance of seasonal and regional festivals, secluded beaches, serene lakes, bush camping … You’ll find specific attractions on our other pages. But here, […]

About Tasmania


Port Arthur Penitentiary Building
You’d never guess Port Arthur was intended to be a state of the art prison, using new psychological incentives to reform inmates. You’d never guess so, looking at its macabre remains today. And it was a brutal place. The British turned Tasmania into a penal colony in 1803, and to […]

History


Dark Mofo Tasmania
Enjoy Tasmanian events throughout the year. Here’s just a few … Bloomin’ Tulips Festival Day Wynyard October Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine November Effervescence Tasmania Relbia November Bicheno Food and Wine Festival Bicheno November Farmgate Festival Tamar Valley November Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Hobart December-January Taste of Tasmania Hobart December-January […]

Events



Tasmanian Wilderness
Here’s Tasmania’s top natural attractions. Yes, there are more, but if you plan to visit historic, artistic and culinary attractions as well, and all the other wonderful short stops along the way, you’ll need a lot of time. Each attraction has links to local accommodation. 1. Mt Wellington Hobart’s Mt […]

Natural Wonders


Places to stay in Tasmania
Tasmania has an abundance of B&Bs, guesthouses and farmstays, as well as big resorts and hotels. Tourism is seasonal, peaking from November to March, so book early to avoid the dreaded “no vacancies”. We have listed accommodation at major towns first, then the more regional locations. At the bottom of […]

Places to Stay


Must visits in Tasmania
Need a shortlist? Try these 1. MONA – a modern art gallery in Hobart. Internationally recognised and quite confronting! 2. Hobart – the Salamanca market, museum, city waterfront and its seafood outlets are a must-visit. Watch out for seals eating scraps from fishing boats. 3. Mt Wellington – the view […]

Must Sees