Known for its splendid mix of mountains, rainforests, lakes and sandy beaches, Tasmania is a land of rich variety. In this beautiful state you can relax on white sands at the picture-perfect Wineglass Bay, tour the vineyards of Tamar Valley, hike in Tasman National Park, or fine-dine in delightful Hobart. Explore luxury holidays in Tasmania with Destinology.
Located off the southern coast of Australia, Tasmania is an island of opportunities. Hobart, the capital city, offers stunning views from every angle, whether you're strolling along its pretty harbour, ambling through its historic streets, or climbing to the summit of Mount Wellington. The city itself has a cosmopolitan vibe, with world-class dining, museums, art galleries, botanical gardens and the weekly Salamanca Market, offering local produce, arts and crafts.
But Tasmania isn't just about Hobart: Launceston, with its lavish Victorian architecture and wild river gorge, mixes city mod-cons and luxury hotels with the wild outdoors. You'll find plenty of museums and galleries here too, plus a number of nature reserves, good hiking opportunities, and a cool zoo. Better yet, Launceston is within easy access of the Tamar Valley Wine Route making it a great place to kick off a jaunt around the renowned vineyards of Tasmania.
On the east coast, you'll find the scenic region of Freycinet and its national park. With exemplary beaches framing the coastline and towering mountains inland, this idyllic area is perfect for adventure or relaxation. Sunbathe by turquoise waters in the secluded Honeymoon Bay, roam the walking trails of the Hazards mountain range, or simply indulge yourself with a day at a luxury spa. Whatever your itinerary, you'll be blown away by Tasmania.
Summer runs from December to February in Tasmania with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees celsius, and occasionally jumping into the 30s. These are popular months for luxury travellers to visit, as the weather is perfect for the beach and also for long hikes.
For cooler sightseeing weather, try visiting in the autumn (March-May). For lush rainforests and radiant wildflowers, visit in spring (September-November), and for snow-capped mountains and fireside snuggling, visit in the winter months (June-August).
Fine dining and extensive wine lists will greet you in Tasmania. Exclusive restaurants offer tailor-made experiences where chefs experiment with new flavours to create delightful gourmet dishes. Sample a la carte menus and cuisines from around the world.
Restaurants also serve authentic Tasmanian dishes, like scallop pie and pasture fed wallaby. You'll find plenty of opportunities to sit down at a barbecue as well, with time to savor a delicious Tasmanian Pinot Noir.
You should carry some identification with you at all times and it's a good idea to keep a photocopy of your passport with you. All visitors to Tasmania need a visa and must apply online for one before travelling. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.