Tasmania's diverse and ancient landscape offers fantastic outdoor experiences just a short distance from our major cities and towns

Tasmania is an outdoor adventure paradise. Known as one of the last great fisheries of the world, Tasmania offers something for every level of fishing and every conceivable fishing experience - with more than 3,000 lakes and rivers visitors are spoilt for choice. Exhilarating mountain bike parks and trails are drawing in enthusiasts from around the globe. There are golf courses to suit all abilities, some in breathtaking locations that will remain etched in a golfer’s memory forever.

Fishing

Tasmania is internationally recognised as a world-class trout fly-fishing destination with knowledgeable trout guides and fly fishing lodges, while our estuaries and coastal lagoons are home to bream and flathead. Tasmania is also renowned for its game-fishing waters and holds a number of world records for southern blue-fin tuna. Licences are required.

Featured Fishing Experiences

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Thousand Lakes Lodge
Liawenee

The Thousand Lakes Lodge is a comfortable wilderness lodge in Tasmania’s Central Highlands World Heritage Area. Wild brown trout from this area are arguably the purest strain in the world. Guests can bring their own equipment or the lodge will supply all that’s needed.

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RiverFly 1864

RiverFly 1864 is the only business licensed to offer guided fly fishing in the remote Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Their guided trips range from one to three days, with accommodation in their private wilderness huts.

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Rocky Carosi - Professional Charters (hire)
St Helens

Rocky Carosi Professional Charters operates out of St Helens and offers novice to experienced anglers the chance to take part in game, sport, deep sea and reef fishing from a 36-foot game fishing vessel.

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Mr Flathead Fishing Charters

Mr Flathead offers family-friendly fishing tours out of Hobart targeting flathead and Australian salmon, as well as regular sightings of gummy shark, gurnard, sand whiting and squid. The catch is filleted and cleaned on board too.

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Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens
Plenty

History-loving anglers will enjoy a visit to the Salmon Ponds at New Norfolk where they’ll learn about fish breeding practices, feed the salmon and enjoy delicious salmon fare in the cafe. The accessible gardens and ponds are perfect for children to wander.

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Golf

Tasmania is home to some of the nations most uncrowded and spectacularly-located golf courses. While the more notable courses are located in the north of the state, closer to Hobart there is a spattering of 18-hole golf courses.

Five Must Try Courses

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Barnbougle Dunes
Bridport

The Dunes, at Barnbougle, is a spectacular example of traditional links golf. Ruggedly hugging the dramatic coastline near Bridport, the award-winning course was designed by U.S Golf visionary Tom Doak and Australian Mike Clayton.

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Lost Farm
Bridport

Just across the river from The Dunes, Lost Farm is a 20-hole links course designed by Coore & Crenshaw. The course is considerably steeper than its neighbour.

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Cape Wickham
King Island

On the tip of King Island lies Cape Wickham links, an 18-hole links course voted Australia’s best public access course. It’s a quick flight from Melbourne or Burnie and there’s accommodation on the island.

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Ocean Dunes
King Island

Also on King Island, relative newcomer Ocean Dunes is a Scottish links course overlooking the Great Southern Ocean. The course is expertly carved out of rugged sand dunes and dramatic rock formations.

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Ratho Farm
Bothwell

Ratho Farm is Australia’s oldest golf course created by the pioneering Reid family who emigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1822. Golfers can stay onsite in old farm buildings converted to boutique suites.

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Mountain Biking

Tasmania is making a name for itself as a mountain-biking playground with trails and parks dotted across the state. From the big guns like Derby to single tracks and fire trails, mountain biking enthusiasts of all levels will have something to discover.

Featured mountain biking tracks

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Epic Trail
Derby

From the Blue Tier section of Blue Derby, ride 40 kilometres of single trail action - the longest continuous wilderness trail ride in the southern hemisphere.

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Mt Wellington
Hobart

Easily accessed from Hobart, MTB riders are permitted on formed roads, fire trails and selected tracks on Mt Wellington. Try the North South Track - it ends up at the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park.

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Maydena Bike Path
Maydena

Relative newcomer, Maydena Bike Park offers more than 30 trails, with a further 65 kilometres under development. The gravity-based trails are for the more experienced rider, just over an hour from Hobart.

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Clarence Bike Path
Hobart

Ride the Clarence Mountain Bike Park trails in the Meehan Ranges, close to Hobart’s CBD. Developed largely by volunteers, the park features an extensive network of fire trails and single track.

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Wild West MTB Trails
Various

Experience old school tracks along former railways and prospecting routes. Check out the descending Stirling Valley Track near Rosebery, or the mellower Montezuma Falls Track.

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