Tasmania

Devonport in spring

After huddling up indoors during the cold winter months, there’s nothing quite as invigorating as a springtime road trip out in the crisp mountain air. A tour of Tasmania’s North West during spring will not only bring all five senses sharply back into focus and help you to shake the nine-to-five grind out of your … Continued

Explore Tasmania’s coast

Maria Island The Maria Island National Park is a must-see if you’re travelling in the east; it’s home to an exceptional variety of natural features. The Triassic sandstones of the Painted Cliffs are some of the park’s most impressive features. These layers of brightly coloured stone catalogue millions of years of natural development. There are … Continued

The separation of Tasmania

No account of Australia’s natural history is complete without at least a small mention of one of the country’s most monumental events: the separation of Tasmania. About 30,000 years ago – 10,000 years after the first humans arrived in Australia – sea levels began to drop during an ice age. The land that now lies … Continued

Hobart to Bruny Island

The road from Hobart to Bruny Island is an exciting trek, with no shortage of intriguing destinations to interest the whole family – from mysterious underground caves to spectacular ocean sunsets. In Hobart, retreat into holiday mode with a venture up Mount Wellington. The 21-kilometre drive to the summit will take you past some of … Continued

Take a breath of fresh air in the Tamar Valley

Renowned for its picturesque landscapes and gentle pace of living, the valley is home to some of the most impressive natural features and heritage towns in the world. Whether you find yourself meandering across immaculate sandy beaches or driving past majestic towering gorges, there are plenty of opportunities to relax in the Tamar Valley. Start … Continued

Ocean Beach

Stretching from Trial Harbour to Hell’s Gates at Macquarie Harbour, Ocean Beach is the longest beach in Tasmania, and it does indeed seem to stretch forever, even if you’re conquering it by four-wheel drive. There are more than 35 kilometres of beach to explore, meaning Ocean Beach is a driving experience that is never quite the … Continued

Coastal fever

Whether you want to admire the coast from up close or from afar, Tasmania’s eastern coastline has a range of options for travellers who are drawn to its majestic and unspoilt beauty. Visitors will find an abundance of flora, fauna, family activities, romantic hideaways and culinary delights straight from the sea to the plate – … Continued

Tasmania’s treasure-trove

Summer is finally here, so there is no longer an excuse to stay indoors! And since Tasmania is famous for its stunning natural beauty and rich history, why not combine the two these summer holidays and take a self-drive tour of the state? Start your tour in Hobart, where you can visit the top of … Continued

Wind the windows down for summer

While the beaches are buzzing and the city is sweating, pack the car for an outdoor adventure on some of these spectacular tracks: tracks with a view, remote tracks a world away from the hustle and bustle of summer in the city, and beach tracks with glorious ocean vistas are among some of the south … Continued

Three of Tasmania’s historical highlights

Tasmania might be Australia’s smallest state, but the island is not short of historical holiday destinations to keep the whole family captivated. 1. Port Arthur Historic Site: the Isle of the Dead No trip to Port Arthur is complete without a guided walking tour around the Isle of the Dead, where more than 1000 people … Continued

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