A little devil precedes the reputation of Tasmania, but the Australian island state is rather heaven on earth as a destination! In Tasmania, visitors can expect a turbulent history as a penal camp and breathtaking nature. Picturesque beaches, spectacular mountains like Mount Wellington and lots of culture in the capital Hobart inspire visitors at first sight. The state offers contrasts ranging from snow-capped peaks to rainforests. Tasmania is the ideal destination for active vacationers with an interest in culture and those who love unspoilt nature. Look forward to an unforgettable vacation!
A Tasmania vacation will enchant you with a unique mix of diverse nature, special history and culinary delights. Look forward to explorations in the rainforest, hikes in the mountains, boat trips on rivers, walks in the cities like the relaxed capital Hobart and extended hours on the beach. What was once a prison camp, not a place you'd want to go by choice, is now a vacation paradise in a class of its own! Our Travel Experts provide you with recommendations and the best tips so that you can experience the Australian island state in a particularly intense way.
In a picturesque location is the laid-back capital of Tasmania, the colonial town of Hobart. Here you will find the best restaurants and galleries on the island. Strolling through the streets, you can admire the colonial architecture and combine it in a relaxed way with window shopping. A visit to MONA, the world-class art museum, is particularly interesting.
The small town of Port Arthur is most famous for its former prison. The former penal colony is now an open air museum and one of the most important tourist attractions on Tasmania. In 2010 Port Arthur was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Absolutely worth seeing!
Mount Wellington is the local mountain of the capital Hobart. The best way to explore the mostly snow-covered mountain is by hiking it. Highlights of the hike include the so-called organ pipes and the view of the sea. The view is beautiful!
Orange granite, white beach and blue sea ¬- the Bay of Fires in the northeast of the island is a dreamlike place to admire nature. Perhaps the most beautiful stretch of coastline in Tasmania, it invites you to take secluded walks on the beach and enjoy magical sunsets. An absolute must for nature lovers and romantics!
Secluded bays, scenic walks and great ocean views. The national park is popular for excursions and camping in beautiful nature. Here you will find beautiful beaches, for example at Wineglass Bay. A sweaty but rewarding hike up Mount Amos offers a unique view of Wineglass Bay, so named because of its shape. A highlight for active vacationers!
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens were opened in 1818. The 14 hectares of grounds feature beautiful landscaping and an impressive collection of native plants, trees and an Asian-inspired garden. Garden lovers will get their money's worth here. Less
Tasmania has an ocean climate. The best time to visit Tasmania are the months of January to April and November and December. Then it is warm and sunny and there is little rainfall. Perfect for beach and activity holidays.
The currency in Tasmania is the Australian Dollar (AUD), just like on the Australian mainland.
The Tasmanian languages of the indigenous people died out with the colonization by the English. Today, English is the official language in Tasmania, as in all of Australia.
Yes, a visa is required for Tasmania. This can be applied for in advance online and free of charge. The visa is then valid for three months stay in Australia within twelve months.
No special vaccinations are required for the stay in Australia. You should make sure that the current standard vaccinations are up to date. These include vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles and a basic immunisation against polio.
For a trip to Tasmania, it's best to pack loose, breezy clothing that's great for exploring the rainforests, hiking in the mountains and on the beach alike. Of course, don't forget swimwear and sunscreen! If you are planning trekking and longer hikes, you will need good hiking boots and appropriate outdoor clothing. In the evening it can also get chilly, then light jackets or sweaters are advantageous.
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