Explore Tasmania

Tasmania EDM Square

Tasmania - Come Down for Air

Tasmania’s natural beauty is captivating, its cultural experiences are diverse, and its food and drink offering is enviable. The capital city of Hobart is home to one of the world’s most intriguing art galleries as well as a fascinating convict history. 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. Looking for adventure? You’ll find that here, too. Hiking in Tasmania is world-class, with towering mountain peaks, dense forests, serene lakes and thundering waterfalls, with plenty of wildlife along the way, too.

Things you should know about Tasmania

Tasmania is Bigger Than You Think

Tasmania is 26,383 square miles in area; that’s about the same size as Switzerland. It’s jam-packed with attractions and scenery, and contains some remote wilderness areas, so don’t underestimate your travel times. We’d recommend at least a week to see the highlights and between two and three weeks to see it in depth. This is definitely not a place to rush.

Tasmanian Devils are Nocturnal

Unless you are prepared to get up in the middle of the night – and even then you’ll have to be especially lucky – don’t expect to see this elusive creature in the wild. Instead, try the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo in Taranna, the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary near Hobart or the Devils@Cradle sanctuary in the foothills of Cradle Mountain.

Port Arthur Used to be a Prison

Port Arthur is a beautiful place. Crumbling old buildings stand majestically among well-tended lawns on the side of a hill overlooking the sea, and it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing picnic or a scenic boat ride. But underneath the chocolate-box exterior lies a dark history: Port Arthur is a former convict settlement, where prisoners were brutally punished and often forced to live in solitary confinement or complete darkness, which for many drove them to insanity. It’s hard to imagine these horrors when you wander around the site on a sunny day, admiring the pretty architecture and taking in the sea views.

Ready to begin your next big adventure?

Give us a call, or head into your nearest World Travellers store. Our experienced travel advisors create unique trips so you can experience the world in new and exciting ways.