Separated from mainland Australia by the choppy waters of Bass Strait, Tasmania has always enjoyed a unique spirit.
Featuring a picturesque waterfront capital in Hobart and with most major townships barely more than a few hours' drive away, the aptly-named 'Apple Isle' is a lush landscape replete with some of Australia's most absorbing locations.
From the river city of Launceston to Devonport on the northwest coast and countless little country towns in between, there's plenty more to discover outside of Hobart.
Take a tour of Wineglass Bay, sample the vineyards of Tamar Valley or simply soak up the ambiance of this fascinating destination.
Enjoy Hobart's hospitality at...
- The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
- Bustling Salamanca street market
- The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Sign up for a farm stay in...
- Cygnet, just south of Hobart
- The northwest's Table Cape
- Longford, at Brickendon Estate
Lounge around in Launceston with...
- A cruise of the Tamar River
- A beer from James Boag's Brewery
- A trip to York Park for an AFL game
Sample some gourmet cuisine from...
- Aloft – a Hobart favourite
- Working food farm The Agrarian Kitchen
- Launceston's popular Levee Food Co