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.

Click here to learn more about Tasmania & the top things to do. 

Top Things to See & Do in Tasmania:

  • 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

Weather Overview

Hottest months:  Jan & Feb
Average temp: 17-23 °C
Coldest months: June & July
Average temp: 3-11 °C
The best time to visit Tasmania is during the Summer season (Dec – Feb) where the weather is most pleasant for outdoor activities. However, this is also the busiest time to go.
Regardless of when you go, you’ll want to pack warm clothes for night time and a waterproof jacket.
Rainfall can vary dramatically across the island. 

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

Between Destinations:

  • Hire a car or motorhome/caravan
  • Local flights between the main cities
  • Local bus/coach
  • Ferry

The Best Adventure Activities in Tasmania are:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Bike Riding
  • White Water Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Abseiling & Rock Climbing
  • Caving
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • 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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Closed-toed Hiking Shoes

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. 

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Duck Down Puff Jacket

Given that temperatures can drop rapidly at night, you’ll want to be prepared by packing a warm jumper / jacket.

You’ll want something that’s:

  • warm
  • light
  • durable and
  • won’t take up a lot of space

This is where duck down puffer jackets are perfect for Tasmania!

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Marchway Dry Sack

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.

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