Tasmania, or “Tassie” as many call it, boasts some of the most scenic destinations in Australia.
No matter where you go, its rich culture and history, diverse and ancient landscapes, stunning coastlines and plethora of outdoor activities will make for one exciting adventure.
40% of Tasmania is covered in UNESCO world heritage protected wilderness, national parks and reserves.
This has made it famous as a walker’s paradise and one of the last temperate wilderness areas on Earth.
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- Hobart (Salamanca Market, MONA Art Gallery, Mount Wellington)
- Launceston (Cataract Gorge, Grindelwald)
- Indulge your senses within the Tamar Valley Wine Region
- National Parks & Scenery (Cradle Mountain, Lake St. Clair NP, Freycinet NP, Tarkine Rainforest, Tasman NP, Mole Creek Karst NP & Caves, Mount Field NP)
- Bruny Island
- Maria Island
- Historical convict sites (Port Arthur, Richmond, UNESCO Coal Mines Historic Site, Highfield Historic Site & The Nut)
- Bay of Fires
- Derby Mountain Biking & Sauna
- Scuba diving off the coast of Bicheno
- See the Southern Lights
- Sand-board down the Henty Dunes
Unlike other states in Australia, there is no public train service in Tasmania.
The best way for travellers to get around regional Tasmania is to hire a car/motorhome or take the local bus.
Within Hobart and Launceston, you can use the local public transport system (bus), if you don’t want to hire a car.
The best options in the cities:
- Walking (within the main towns)
- Hire a car
- Book a Taxi/Uber
- Catch public transport (the bus)
- Hire a bike
- Hire a car or motorhome/caravan
- Local flights between the main cities
- Local bus/coach
The Best Adventure Activities in Tasmania are:
- Mountain Bike Riding
- White Water Rafting
- Abseiling & Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving
- Off-road Driving
- Cost of Living 65% 65%
- Safety 95% 95%
- Landscapes & Scenery 100% 100%
- Tourist Attractions & Things to Do 90% 90%
- Adventure Rating 90% 90%
Disclaimer: Always check the smartraveller.gov.au website (or related) before travelling overseas, for their latest safety updates, advice and recommendations.
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MY TOP 3 RECOMMENDED GEAR FOR TASMANIA
Given Tasmania is renowned for its National Parks, there’s going to be a lot of opportunities to go hiking.
Given the weather can be quite wet (especially on the West Coast), you may also want to pack a set of gum boots.
This will ensure that your feet stay warm and dry, which is very important when walking long distances.
In Tasmania, water sports are a popular tourist activity, including kayaking, scuba diving and white water rafting.
A dry sack will help you to keep your valuables dry and prevent you from losing them in the event that you capsize.
A dry bag can also ne used as a handy overnight bag, depending on the size you get.
Thinking of travelling solo?
Amazing! Ensure to check out our Solo Travel page that is loaded with important advice & tips to know before you go.
They will help you to prepare for the journey and overcome any personal obstacles you experience during your trip.
Need help or guidance on what to pack?
Finding the right gear for your trip can be overwhelming and expensive – especially if you don’t know where to start.
On our Travel Gear page, I list my favourite travel gear and accessories to help you narrow down the field, save money and buy quality gear at reasonable prices.
Ready to take the big leap?
There’s no doubt that planning and booking your trip is the most exciting part for any new adventure.
Here I outline 20 steps that you need to know in order to plan and book a successful trip & have fun whilst doing it.