The isolated state of Tasmania definitely has its own distinct character, and is an ideal destination for nature-lovers, with over 45% of its land protected in 19 national parks. When visiting Tasmania you can really get away from it all and lose yourself in the natural beauty of the craggy mountains, crystalline lakes and breathtaking beaches. The lively port city of Hobart has a thriving arts scene and is a great place to begin your exploration. From there, venture north-west to the rugged beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, or head to the east coast to experience the incredible beaches along the Freycinet Peninsula.
Popular Tailor-made Tasmania Holidays
While any of our Australian holidays can include an extra few nights in Tasmania, if you’re really looking to experience this island to its fullest then you’ll love our Tasmania Explorer itinerary. Taking place across nine nights, the itinerary will see you start in Hobart where you’ll enjoy a night of Morilla Estate wines and gourmet tasting menu at MONA. You’ll then navigate scenic roads to stay at Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur before returning to Hobart.
More About Tasmania
Capital city: Hobart
Currency: Australian dollar
Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.
Flight time: London to Hobart flight time is around 26 hours and will include two stopovers.
Main airport: Hobart International Airport
Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.
Top 3 Things to Do in Tasmania
- Shop at the popular Salamanca Market in Hobart
- Admire the beautiful Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park
- Try and spot the elusiveTasmanian devil
When to Go to Tasmania
Tasmania’s cool and temperate climate brings warm summers and mild winters to the island. Summer is the most popular time to visit, although the crisp sunny days of spring and autumn are delightful too, and in winter, the land turns white with snow. For events, Tasmania is the end destination for the popular Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which takes place between Christmas and New Year, while in winter Australians head to the island to take part in the Dark MOFO event at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art.
Why Book Your Tasmania Holiday with Flight Centre
Local knowledge: As an Australia-born company, Flight Centre has stores dotted around Tasmania. Not just that, but our Experts here in the UK are either from, have visited or have lived Down Under, so they know this vast country like it’s their own.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Tasmania from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.