Tasmania Australia Travel Guide

Tasmania Travel Guide
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Tasmania Australia Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Tasmania Australia Travel Guide

Tasmania is Australia’s only island state at the far south of the country. It has the smallest land area of any state and the smallest population, with roughly 500,000 inhabitants. Tasmania is the most mountainous state in Australia and is popular for its hiking and stunning wilderness areas

Tasmania is becoming famous for its boutique food culture where many people now produce unique and interesting foods from small holdings across the state.

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Things To See & Do In Tasmania Australia

Hobart

Hobart Australia

Hobart is such a pretty city nestled on the Derwent River with Mt Wellington looming over it. Hobart is quite small and very easy to explore on foot.

Things to see and do in Hobart

  • MONA – The Museum Of Old And New Art. Spend a day exploring this place, have lunch there and relax in the grounds while listening to music. You can catch a ferry from Hobart Waterfront
  • Salamanca Market, held every Saturday morning this famous market showcases the best of Hobarts artisan food and crafts.
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Bruny Island

Bruny Island Tasmania

Lovely Bruny Island is just magic. A short drive from Hobart gets you to the port and Kettering for the quick hop across the river the Bruny.

On Bruny you can

  • Explore the beaches and coast
  • Take in stunning views from The Neck
  • Eat amazing cheese
  • Sample local whiskey
  • Visit the lighthouse
  • Dine on local oysters and scallops (in season)

Note: the only petrol station on Bruny is at Adventure Day so fill up before you leave the mainland

Mt Wellington

Mt Wellington / kunanyi

At 1271 metres Mt Wellington looms over Hobart and is often covered in snow, yes even in the summer.

Take a trip to the top of the mountain is well worth the trip for the stunning views, although check the weather first as the peak can often be covered in cloud.

Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Port Arthur was once a savage and brutal penal colony for the ‘worst of the worst’. Established in the 19th century Port Arthur is now an historic site and open-air museum showing the remains and some restored buildings.

Port Arthur is 100 km east of Hobart and well worth a day trip.

Tahune Nature Park

Tahune Nature Park and Airwalk

The Tahune Nature Park and Airwalk is set in old growth rain forest with many walks and hiking trails. The Huon and Picton Rivers that flow through the park are popular for Kayaking and Canoeing.

The Airwalk is a steel walkway built 50 metres above the forest floor with a cantilever out over the Huon River. Incredible.

The Tahune Nature Park and Airwalk is 88 km from Hobart.

Cygnet Tasmania

Cygnet Tasmania

Cygnet is a pretty village in the Huon Valley 1 hours drive from Hobart. Drop into The Red Velvet Lounge on the amin street for a delicious meal made from local produce.

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