Wilderness and Wildlife
Tassie is known for spectacular, raw and untouched wilderness and fascinating wildlife. Over 40% of the island is protected in national parks and World Heritage listed wilderness that you can explore on short walks or multi-day hiking trips. Don’t forget, parks passes are required to visit all Tassie’s national parks.
Our wilderness areas are also a playground for adventure lovers with activities such as mountain biking, abseiling, canyoning, riding, fishing - practically any adventure you can imagine ready and waiting.
Wildlife encounters are common in the wild. Keep an eye out for wombats, pademelons, platypus, whales and dolphins, and some you can only find here like the Tasmanian devil. You can also get up close to our unique fauna at wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Some will even let you touch and feed the animals.
Food and Drink
With a bounty of incredible fresh produce and ingredients available, it’s no wonder our chefs, winemakers, brewers and distillers are renowned for their produce.
Food is celebrated in Tassie and enjoyed everywhere from fine dining experiences and exclusive restaurants, to suburban bistros, pubs and local cafes - even super fresh on the fishing docks as the daily catch comes in.
Paddock-to-plate experiences like at our cooking schools and farm stays will take you behind the scenes to where our produce is grown or raised.
Drive the wine region routes such as the Coal River Valley and Tamar Valley, or join a class at a local distillery to learn why our spirits are among the best in the world.
History and Heritage
Tassie’s history tells a story of indigenous life, convict settlement, wilderness battles, adversity and prosperity, all making Tasmania a fascinating place to explore.
Walk in history’s footsteps on a wilderness trek based on the stories of the palawa people, the first Tasmanians. Hear stories of the thousands of convicts transported to Tassie between 1804 and 1853 at sites throughout the island, or simply wander the historic streetscapes of our cities and towns and explore our galleries, gardens, museums and historic houses.
Culture and Events
Tassie has a unique culture shaped by distance, environment and a rich colonial history.
As well as the many gallery space and the events it has inspired, the Museum of Old and New Art - Mona in Hobart attracts visitors from around the world.
Our calendar is brimming with fabulous events and festivals throughout the year - from visual arts, music and history to food, sports and racing. Highlights include the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival and Dark Mofo in winter and Mona Foma in summer, as well as the Taste of Tasmania, Targa Tasmania and the world famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Outdoors and Adventure
Our beautiful natural environment makes the perfect backdrop for memorable outdoor adventure activities. Because it’s easy to get around, you can be golfing in the morning, hiking in the afternoon and relaxing with a glass of Tassie wine watching the sun set over the wilderness in the evening.
Experience world class golfing on courses including Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm - two of Australia’s top ten golf courses next door to each other on our northern coastline overlooking Bass Strait.
Walk our remote areas on an award-winning guided walking tour like the Overland Track Walk, Three Capes Track Walk, the wukalina walk and the Bay of Fires Walk, then feast each evening on gourmet food and wine before retiring to a comfortable bed.
Indulgence and Connection
Tassie is the ultimate place to connect not only with the outdoors and wilderness but also with yourself and those around you.
It could be as simple as taking an outdoor bath surrounded by nature, checking into a spectacular spa retreat like Waldheim Alpine Spa at Cradle Mountain, or staying in accommodation that takes luxury to another level, like the new Freycinet Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge or Saffire Freycinet on the Tasman Peninsula. Quality accommodation is plentiful in Tassie - from wilderness lodges offering fireside relaxation to contemporary city hotels with urban perspectives; there are luxury styles to suit every traveller.
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