Tasmania

Uncover Tasmania’s convict past

The importance of Australia’s convict history has been recognised through the establishment of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property – a group of 11 sites around the country that collectively tell our complex convict story. Five of these sites are found in Tasmania. Convict history is a significant part of Australia’s story, and is … Continued

Exploring Tasmania’s waterfalls

There’s something magical about a waterfall, and Tasmania is home to some absolute stunners. Usually hidden at the end of a steep track surrounded by ferny undergrowth and moss-covered rocks, seeing and hearing a waterfall cascading from above can captivate our senses and bring us back to nature. Waterfall Bay Waterfall Bay is not your … Continued

Explore Tasmania’s West Coast on World Heritage Cruises

In partnership with World Heritage Cruises There’s nowhere on Earth like Tasmania’s West Coast. Rugged mountain ranges, remote World Heritage wilderness, and friendly locals make for one of Australia’s great road trips. At the end of that road trip is the small fishing town of Strahan. Nestled on the banks of Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is … Continued

Feel at home in the Huon Valley

Untouched natural landscapes, fresh produce and quaint towns await in Tasmania’s stunning Huon Valley. Less than an hour south of Hobart is the Huon Valley, a place full of natural beauty. Along with spectacular scenery of rolling hills and orchards, there are also many other unforgettable experiences that await you in this stunning part of … Continued

Winding back the clock

In partnership with Old Hobart Town Built from original plans of Hobart in the 1820s, Old Hobart Town is Australia’s only model village that is built to original plans and tells a story about, and accurately depicts, one of our capital cities in its infancy. Set outdoors among native gardens and peaceful surroundings, it has … Continued

Uncovering the Western Wilds

Abundant in rugged coastlines, cascading waterfalls and rich bushland, the tiny island state of Tasmania has no shortage of natural wonders. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect hike, looking to embrace your inner history buff or simply wanting to switch off and enjoy the peaceful surrounds, Tasmania’s wild West Coast region has something … Continued

A dark past: Port Arthur Historic Site

Australia is home to some of the world’s most grim and fascinating historical jails. These dark places have been capturing the public’s imagination for more than a century, and none more so than Port Arthur Historic Site. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the British Empire viewed the island of Australia as a natural prison … Continued

A gourmet food guide to summer in Tasmania

Warning: what you’re about to read may make you very hungry. Tasmania may be small, but it certainly packs a punch. Not only is Australia’s Island State abundant with natural beauty – pristine beaches, lush forests and untouched landscapes – but it is also a haven for gourmet delights, set to dance upon even the … Continued

Cruising the wild West Coast

In partnership with World Heritage Cruises. World Heritage Cruises is a family-owned and operated business on the West Coast of Tasmania, offering tours to the iconic Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park aboard its vessel – otherwise known as Harbour Master II.  The big red boat departs Strahan at 9 am daily. The business owners have … Continued

Take your time in Tassie

From outdoor adventures in untouched landscapes, to cities and townships bursting with arts and culture, Tasmania is the place to be this spring. Stop and smell the… tulips Tasmania’s landscape comes alive in spring, as canary yellow wattle trees and rich magenta native orchids paint the great outdoors in a kaleidoscope of colours. Alongside this, … Continued

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