Tasmania Holidays

In a country that's often thought of as a large island full of strange and wonderful creatures, Tasmania wins the prize amongst Australian States for being almost just that. The 26th largest island in the world sits off Australia's southeastern coast amidst the frigid and bountiful waters of the Southern Ocean. Home to Tasmanian devils, wombats and ... Read more
wallabies, the island was also very recently roamed by a large predatory marsupial dubbed the "Tasmanian tiger" - now believed extinct. Home to a half a million people, many of them located in the cosmopolitan center of Hobart, the island State takes great pride in its environmental legacy. Some 37% of its area is protected in reserves, national parks and world heritage sites. "A World Apart, Not A World Away", Tasmania offers fine wines, fresh seafood and some of the most unusual wilderness excursions on the planet.

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  • 9.8
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  • 7.4
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  • 7.3
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Pittsford

This is an island that although is part of Australia it seems a little different. Somewhat slower pace and some nice small cities.

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Bangkok

Quite a special place. Visited during the winter months, yes cold. Everything in Tassie seems to have a raw refreshness, like it's been specially grown in a magic forrest.. anyway that's my memory of the taste buds. We toured around some wineries and landmark Icons, certainly need to go back and spend more time there

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Klang

Tasmania, imagine an island... a place of spectacular natural beauty, friendly people, easily-accessible World Heritage widerness, spectacular fresh produce and the purest air on earth. Take an easy bushwalk through forests of swamp gums, the tallest flowering plants in the world. Get close to native wildlife, including animals that nowhere else, like the amazing Tasmanian devil.

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Fullerton

Traveled around this island last 2007
on a motor coach during Christmas holiday with Australians & during the night time spotting bush tour we saw all the nocturnal animals in their habitats.

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Sydney

Tassie, though often overlooked by international visitors to Australia, is a treat. The capital, Hobart, might be one of the country's most charming cities, but it's really the land itself that distinguishes this wild, Ireland-sized island state. With rolling hills, unspoiled beaches, gorgeous grasslands, and some of the world's most pristine tracks of temperate rainforest, it's the perfect place to "go bush" and get lost.

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Sydney

When you want to go to New Zealand, but you are in Australia. You go to Tasmania.

Hobart does have a city scene so don't let its sleepiness fool you. You need to search for its Soul.

Cradle Mountain is widely regarded as the "must do" if you can only go to one nature area. If you can do two, add Wineglass / Coles Bay.

The other "must do" from a Foodie perspective, is going to one of the many wonderful wineries all over the island.

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Santa Clara

I've been told that Tasmania is a mini-version of New Zealand. Although I haven't been to New Zealand (yet), the images of sheep, green rolling hills, and provincial character give Tasmania a unique feel that is distinct from Australia. I went here on a road trip and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Santa Rosa

When I am asked to describe Tasmania, I pretty sum it up like this. "Think New Zealand, but a lot more wildlife". Yep, and lots of it. This island is about the size of Virginia, yet offers so much diversity. From temperate blue waters on the East Coast, to the colder and more rugged coast line on the West and the alpine forests of Cradle Mountain Tasmania will fill most any adventure seekers needs.

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Naracoorte

Haven't been travelling much BUT I LOVE Tasmania!! Experienced Beaches,Rainforests & Mountain Ranges & the most wonderful friendly people!!

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It was the best of times ... it was the worst of times ... the only time we booked a holiday instead of taking pot luck ... Dave and Joe wanted to spend more time looking around .. so did I but we had to be booked into our accommodation before 2pm each day ... so it was we have to get there or lose it ... even though it was pre paid if you didn't check in by the allotted time they could relet your room. Next time we go it will be pot luck ...

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