Tasmania

Grand natural wonders, culinary delights, rich Aboriginal culture and unspoilt wilderness — all right here in Australia's island state.

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Our favourite escapes in Tasmania

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Gourmet Guide to Tasmania

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Gourmet Guide to Tasmania

Luxury Escapes Guide to Hobart

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Luxury Escapes Guide to Hobart

Luxury Escapes Guide to Launceston

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Luxury Escapes Guide to Launceston

Tasmania

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Tasmania
Slow down. Unplug. Breathe deep.

Shaped by geology, refined by its weather and revelling in complete isolation, the 'Apple Isle' is a peaceful haven that is much bigger on the inside.

History buffs will thrive in the streets of Hobart, as stories of Australia’s second-oldest capital are told through architecture, from the Victorian cottages of Battery Point to the Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place. Foodies will be rewarded with a hip gastronomic scene featuring abundant local produce, and no visit is complete without a visit to the ‘subversive adult Disneyland’ of Mona to discover contemporary and controversial pieces.

A gentler pace awaits in Launceston, one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia and gateway to the island’s northern region. The city melds history with the contemporary, bolstered by a blossoming food and coffee culture, country charm and laid-back lifestyle.

The state's compact size lends itself to a road trip, and for those venturing future afield each road brings new discoveries and each landscape is more beautiful than the last. Just outside of Launceston the famed Tamar Valley and its 32 wineries await, while turning south from Hobart brings you to the town of Richmond, an utterly charming, picture-perfect image of an early Australian settlement. The wild West Coast is for untamed wilderness, while dramatic coastlines beckon in the east.

For the nature-lover, a wild domain of natural beauty is ready for discovery. Hikers and adventure seekers will be spoilt for choice with the chance to explore world-heritage landscapes, sprawling national parks, and great lakes, while golfers, surfers and divers are perfectly positioned for their pastime.

From the crisp air to the spectacular scenery and the sense of abundant space, Tasmania is the place to come down for air.

Main image: Wineglass Bay. Image by Luke Tscharke, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania.

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Five Ways to Reconnect with Nature in Tasmania

Welcoming, windswept and wildly beautiful, Tasmania invites you to reconnect with nature amid its backdrop of rugged mountains, pristine coast and verdant national parks.