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Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston & National Parks

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Introduction

This small island state is Australia's most decentralised and geographically diverse – a 90-minute drive can take you from ancient rainforest valleys, highlands and lakes to long white-sand beaches. The stunning wilderness has been recognised beyond Australia's borders, with 20 per cent of the island recognised as World Heritage Area.

The remoteness of Tasmania only serves to increase its attractiveness: its renowned natural beauty is complemented by a thriving arts scene, with a number of excellent festivals celebrating the region's best in food, beer and wine.

Tasmania's urban areas evoke a strong sense of colonial past, with Port Arthur undoubtedly serving as the focal point for the powerful convict history that defines the region – visit Hobart's Battery Point, Campbell Town or Launceston for a vivid urban throwback.

If it's the natural surrounds that interest you more, head towards the fabulous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park for jaw-dropping mountainscapes, waterfalls and lakes, all enjoyable via forest trails, hikes and even kayak, raft or yacht. Keep an eye out for some marine treasures, including penguins and dolphins, or head in land to spot the eponymous Tasmanian devil after the sun goes down.

Top itineraries in Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston & National Parks

Tasmania’s West Coast Explorer

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,850 pp incl. flights

Explore the west coast of Tasmania uncovering its dark convict past, encountering unique wildlife and travelling through some of Australia's most spectacular wilderness.

Tasmania’s Food & Wine Trail

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,980 pp incl. flights

Tuck into the gourmet food and world-class wines of Australia’s island state. We've also included stays at some of Tasmania's finest hotels.

Pristine Tasmania ‬

14-day tailor-made cruise and stay

From wine tastings and wildlife excursions to kayaking on pretty bays and national park hikes, this small-ship cruise combines the best of Australian luxury and wilderness.

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Top places to stay in Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston & National Parks

The Islington Hotel, Hobart

Contemporary hotel

Delightful views of Mount Wellington and a cellar stocked with fine Tasmanian wines are just two of our reasons for recommending this regency-style delight.

Peppers Seaport Hotel, Launceston

Traditional hotel

The Peppers Seaport Hotel takes its character from this thriving waterfront location. The interiors reflect the nautical history of the site and use local Tasmanian materials wherever possible.

Risby Cove, Strahan

Traditional resort

Risby Cove’s best asset is its location. Tucked between the waters of Macquarie Harbour and the rainforest, its restored pioneer buildings enjoy a unique position.

Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet Peninsula

Traditional lodge

This award-winning eco lodge is a superb base from which to explore the Freycinet Peninsula and its azure waters.

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Where to go in Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston & National Parks

Western Highlands

Tasmania’s western World Heritage wilderness is one the most unspoilt areas of Australia. From the mighty Franklin and Gordon Rivers to Cradle Mountain and St Clair National Park, the area is rich in adventure opportunities and pioneering spirit.

Launceston & The North

Launceston has rebranded itself and is now home to some of Australia’s most stylish accommodation options and top restaurants, including some in the wild Cataract Gorge, which runs through the centre of town.

Freycinet & The East Coast

The Freycinet National Park  peninsula and east coast are perhaps best known for magnificent Wineglass Bay.

Hobart & Surrounds

Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, is rich in heritage charm and blessed with a beautiful setting on the bay at the head of the Derwent River, overlooked by Mount Wellington.

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When to go to Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston & National Parks

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Unlike much of Australia, Tasmania has four distinct seasons.Summer (November to March) is the best time to travel, when pleasant dry days and temperatures in the mid-twenties are normal. Snow can be expected in winter (June to August), especially in the highlands. The north is generally warmer than the south and it gets drier as you move eastwards.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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