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Tasmania – Hidden Gem of Australia

13 July 2021
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Captivating unique natural beauty, diverse cultural experiences and a world-class foodie destination are every traveller’s takeaways from Tasmania. Tasmania may be the smallest state in Australia. Still, this hidden gem has to offer much breath taking scenery, rare wildlife, well-preserved national parks, world-class hiking and biking trails, and don’t forget the elegant wineries. There has never been a better time to tick Tasmania off your bucket list.

Best Times of the Year to Visit Tasmania

Tasmania is one of the cooler destinations in Australia, which means the temperatures don’t rise above 21ºC even in the heights of summer. Summer months spans from December to February, during this time is when most of Tasmania’s festivals and events take place; such as food and wine festivals, arts festival, music festivals and sporting events. These months are perfect for those who enjoy the bustling scene of the various entertainments Tasmania has to offer. 

The Winter months in Tasmania spans from May to September; as the weather gets colder, why not put on those warmer clothes and enjoy the great outdoors and explore the great wilderness of Tassie. If you enjoy an adventure, hiking through the many breathtaking national parks, you would love winter in Tasmania.

If you prefer the quieter and more private holidays, then the best time to visit is March, April, October, and November. During these months, you can avoid the busy crowds, enjoy the perks of cheaper accommodations and still be able to experience the best of Tasmania. 

Where to Visit in Tasmania

Tasmania has so much to offer no matter what kind of traveller you are or what type of holiday you are looking for. From spectacular scenic walks, road trips, outdoor adventures and cruises, you are sure to find a Tasmanian adventure that’s right for you. Here’s a quick travel guide of the types of adventures you could have in Tasmania. 

City Break

If you are a traveller that likes to explore a city try different bars, restaurants and galleries, then Hobart and Launceston would be ideal places to check out. Hobart sits on the River Derwent and s home to the iconic Salamanca Markets. With its old sandstone warehouses host to an array of galleries and cafes, you’ll never be short of places to try. 

Overlooking Hobart Harbour at sunrise in Tasmania

Outdoor Adventure

Want to get back to nature? Then you need to take a trip up to Cradle Mountain. Located in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, this is one of the state’s most unique parks to visit with moss-covered ancient rainforests, deep river gorges, glacial lakes and snow-covered mountains peaks. With many hiking and biking trails to explore and all kinds of wildlife to encounter, from the iconic Tasmanian devils, Bennett wallabies, wombats to platypus. 

Cradle Mt in tasmania

Beach Getaway 

What could be more Australian than a day on a beach, and Tasmania has no shortages of beautiful, white-sand beaches to visit. On the northeastern coast is The Bay of Fires, famous for its crystal clear water, white sand and orange lichen-covered granite boulders. This beautiful bay is perfect for swimming, snorkelling or simply relaxing. However, on the east coast of Tasmania, you will find the hidden gem Wineglass Bay. This turquoise bay is located in the Freycinet National Park, perfect for a day relaxing and soaking up the sunshine. But don’t forget to take a walk up to the lookouts for some breathtaking views! 

Views over looking wineglass bay in tasmania

Historic Sightseeing 

Now, all our history buffs, then there is no better place to explore than the historic site of Port Arthur. Port Arthur is a world heritage site known for being the best-preserved convict site in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites worldwide. 

Remains of the convict barracks at Port Arthur, Tasmania

Whether it’s just a quick day trip or a month-long road trip, you are sure to discover the spirit of Tasmania through its beautiful places and incredible adventures. 

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