If you prefer your 5 star stays in a city overflowing with fine dining, trendy craft breweries and food festivals, then Hobart is the place to be. Choose luxury accommodation like Vibe Hobart in the heart of the city to be perfectly placed to discover Saturday’s Salamanca Markets, catch the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and venture on a road trip, with just-shucked oysters on Bruny Island or cool-climate wines in the Huon Valley an easy meander away. If you prefer relaxed roadtripping to historic towns filled with farm-gate stalls, distilleries and cellar doors, all bordered by beautiful landscapes or surrounded by unique architecture, then Launceston is the perfect launchpad. Choose a 5 star stay in central Launceston to discover Cataract Gorge, visit Josef Chromy Wines, take a tour of James Boags Brewery and enjoy incredible dining at the likes of Cataract on Paterson, home to the original volcanic stone steaks.
Start in Hobart to discover cultural oddities in the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) and handmade wares at Salamanca Market. Head south to Bruny Island for straight-from-the-sea oysters, before learning more about the state’s penal history at Port Arthur.
Your next destination depends on what you want to do on a holiday in Tasmania. Head west to explore the mountains, rivers and gorges of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Cradle Mountain, or wind up the East Coast for the powder-white beaches of Wineglass Bay and Bay of Fires.
No matter what type of Tasmania holiday package you choose, a stop in the state’s second biggest city, Launceston is a must. From the restaurants celebrating local produce, and the vineyards and farms of the Tamar Valley, to the spectacular Cataract Gorge and Narawntapu National Park, every visitor will discover something to delight.