The island of Tasmania is as intimate as it is beautiful. The capital city, Hobart, is home to one of the world’s most intriguing art galleries – MONA. Driving anywhere in the island state and you can go from beach-lined coasts to World Heritage-listed mountain areas in just a few hours.

The culinary scene is going from strength to strength, along the journey you’ll pass farm-gate producers, cellar doors and restaurants specialising in local produce.

HOBART

No trip to Hobart would be complete without spending a Saturday morning at the Salamanca Markets.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN

The world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Aboriginal people of the area called the lake Leeawuleena, meaning sleeping water. Discover more about Cradle Mountain.

Feature photo credit: Tourism Australia