Tasmania is an island separated from the mainland of Australia by 240 km of the Bass Strait. Also Australia’s smallest state, Tasmania is an island filled with rich heritage, striking landscapes, fertile wilderness with unique wildlife and wildflowers as well as world class food and wine. The local people are proud of the diversity of their state and love the distinctiveness of each region. Tasmanians enjoy mountains on the west coast, beaches and dunes on the east coast, history and heritage in the north midlands and fertile farmlands in the north west.
Tasmania accommodation is as diverse as the many regions that make up this state. With so many wilderness lodges, retreats, historic mansions, self-catering apartments and coastal resorts spread throughout the state you’re sure to find accommodation that suits your taste and budget.
Depending on your needs, you can enjoy superbly appointed retreats ranging in style from heritage listed properties with spacious premium suites, to more contemporary guest accommodation featuring deluxe spa suites, the tranquillity of secluded wilderness cabins as well as affordable accommodation in the convenience of state-wide locations to allow you to experience all the best Tasmania has to offer at a price that won't break your budget. All rooms will feature ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities with most providing the added convenience of onsite bars and restaurants.
Tasmania is a compact and varied island with a number of regions offering diverse sights and activities. The smaller size of Tasmania means that regions are only a short distance apart allowing visitors to easily plan and navigate their holiday. Tasmania doesn't have just scenery to look at it also has a range of adventure activities including rafting, jet boating, diving, wilderness flights, horse riding, cruising, sea kayaking, abseiling/climbing, caving, cable hang gliding, cycling/mountain biking and all terrain touring. Over a third of the island is made up of protected national parks and reserves which are a fascinating and stunning insight into the mountains and the coast.
Rich in creativity, Tasmania also enjoys a range of galleries in the city and along the riverside displaying local paintings, sculptures and ceramics. The temperate climate and fertile soil of Tasmania also offer a multitude of delights including food, wine, fruit and seafood. Tasmania is also Australia’s second oldest settlement and the state is steeped in a strong heritage originally inhabited by Aboriginal people. The carvings and handprints in charcoal, blood and ochre can still be seen on cave walls. Please visit these sacred sites of the Aboriginal people include the Tiagarra Aboriginal Centre (Devonport), Rocky Cape (north west), Bedlam Walls (near Hobart), Wybalenna (Flinders Island) and Henty Dunes (West Coast). These sites are fragile so please respect them whilst visiting.
Tasmania Weather & Climate
Recently named Conde Naste Traveller's 'Best Temperate Island', Tasmania enjoys temperate weather with warm, sunny summers and cooler, crisp winters. The climate features four distinct seasons, with Summer enjoying warm weather from December to February with temperatures reaching an average of 21C (70F). Winter is between June and August with average temperatures reaching 12C (52F) and is characterised by pure white snow on highland peaks. Spring and Autumn are pleasant seasons with temperatures in the mid-teens and the period with the most rainfall, ranging from 626 mm in Hobart and 2400 mm on the west coast.
Tasmanian holiday packages are a great way to save you time and money when booking your holiday to Tasmania. By combining accommodation, tours, meals and transfers you can ensure everything is taken care of while enjoying great discounts as well! TravelOnline has a number of special Tasmanian holiday packages to choose from and even they can be customised to suit your needs. With the money you save you can afford to stay longer or maybe upgrade and enjoy your holiday in absolute luxury. Our experienced travel consultants can assist you with all aspects of planning and booking your holiday to Tasmania to make sure you have the perfect holiday while you’re there.
South of the 40th line of latitude, Tasmania sits in the path of the world’s cleanest winds. Separated from the mainland of Australia by 240 km of the Bass Strait it is Australia’s smallest state. All major banks can be found around Tasmania and they operate under normal business trading hours, with ATM and EFTPOS facilities. Tasmania is disease free and aims to keep things that way; therefore you must not take in any fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, soil or plants. Australians drive on the left and roads are generally well maintained with major routes well signposted. Speed limits and distances are expressed in kilometres. Drink driving is a serious offence and heavily policed. Drivers can be stopped anywhere at random and be subjected to a breath analysis test. The legal limit in Australia is a blood alcohol content of .05%.