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.

LAUNCESTON

The north of Tasmania is well known for its sweeping valleys, vast farmland and historic cities, and the city of Launceston is certainly no exception.  It is close to the Tamar Valley Wine Trail and all the delicious Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs that you could hope for.

Launceston has plenty to offer for those who find themselves in the beautiful northern part of the island. From stunning natural beauty to a charming old-timely atmosphere, this city can satisfy any traveller looking for a place to step back and relax. Nature lovers will not want for new and inspiring views and experiences, nor will those with a sense of adventure – particularly anyone willing to explore the nearby hills and mountains. We suggest you start at the Cataract Gorge!

The airport is small, so be prepared to use a cherry picker to disembark the plan if you are flying into Launceston.

 

Feature photo credit: Tourism Australia