A luxury vacation to Tasmania delivers an extraordinary menu of wilderness, walking, wildlife and wine, enriched with culture and history and while this compact island is the smallest state in Australia, it’s size is genuinely dwarfed by the huge variety of experiences on offer. Sample seafood straight out of some of the world’s most pristine waters, see wildlife like the elusive Tasmanian Devil and go walking through some of the sub-continent’s most mind-blowing scenery, including the Bay of Fires Walk, Maria Island Walk and the Freycinet Experience Walk – each as outstanding as the next.
Cradle Mountain & Surrounds
Cradle Mountain National Park is a World Heritage wilderness area, with an abundance of wildlife and flowers, and is ideal for walking. Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Strahan is a small fishing town on Tasmania's west coast, and the gateway to the Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park, a pristine World Heritage listed wilderness.
Freycinet Peninsula & Surrounds
Jutting out from the sea on Tasmania's east coast is the rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park includes the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay, a perfect example of granite mountains surrounded by turquoise bays and white sandy beaches. The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and the Cradle Mountains Huts Walk set off from Launceston further north.
Hobart & Surrounds
Hobart is Australia's southern most capital and is its second oldest settlement. It has one of the deepest harbours in the world, hence its maritime history, including the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. It cleverly combines the past, in places like Port Arthur, with the excitement of the present – check out the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) set against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and wild ocean.