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Home to some of most verdant and spectacular landscapes in Australia, a hotel in Tasmania provides hiking, bird watching, cycling, surfing and getting close to nature. Vibrant cities, an exciting food scene and a choice of vineyards ensure there’s plenty to do when you’re not out exploring the landscape, while a choice of excellent museums and galleries can be found in Hobart and Launceston. Ideal for anyone who wants to combine adrenaline pumping adventure sports, wildlife spotting and sophisticated city activities.
Hobart – Tasmania’s capital city and the island’s cultural and commercial hub, Hobart is an excellent destination for shopping, nightlife and culture. Book a hotel in Hobart and you can pick up a bargain in Salamanca Market, enjoy a delicious meal out in North Hobart, walk along the lively waterfront or hike up Mt Wellington for unbeatable views of the city.
Launceston – The island’s second city can compete with Hobart when it comes to great restaurants and impressive scenery. Explore the nearby vineyards of the Tamar Valley, visit the city’s excellent museum or explore the dramatic contours of the famous Cataract Gorge with a hotel in Launceston.
Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park – One of Tasmania’s many beautiful national parks, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair is a fantastic destination for hiking, bird watching and getting close to nature. Take the challenging walk to the mountain’s peak for panoramic views of the local area, or enjoy a gentler stroll around the shores of the lake at admire Cradle Mountain from below.
Bruny Island – Located off of the south coast of Tasmania, not far from Hobart, Bruny Island is a nature lover’s paradise. Its pristine beaches, diverse plants and animals and great views are just waiting to be discovered.
As one of the most historic parts of Australia, Tasmania has plenty of important sights to explore. One of the island’s most famous attractions is Port Arthur. Comprising of eleven 18th century penal sites, Port Arthur is an excellent place to learn about the mass convict transportations that brought early settlers to this remote corner of the world. Other popular sights in Tasmania include the dramatic Cataract Gorge, Hobart’s historic Salamanca Place and the stunning Bay of Fires with its bright orange, lichen-covered boulders.
Thanks to its diverse landscape, natural beauty and lively towns and cities, whatever your interests, Tasmania is guaranteed to have something that will suit you perfectly. For nightlife, food, shopping and culture, visit the vibrant cities of Launceston and Hobart. For stunning scenery, picturesque beaches and deserted countryside, head to the island’s east coast, or for challenging hikes and stunning vistas, visit the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Surfing, diving, swimming, snorkelling and fishing can be found in many spots along the island’s coast, with kayaking and sailing also available in many of Tasmania’s seaside towns. To see more of the island’s interior, join a 4x4 safari or hire a bike and explore Tasmania on two wheels.
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