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Tasmania Travel Tips

Visiting Port Arthur

By Viator, December 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Just outside Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city and farthest south capital, sits the historic convict settlement of Port Arthur. Chances are, if your travels bring you to Tasmania, you’ll want ...  Read more

Huon Valley and Tahune Airwalk

By Gaza , December 2013

This is a full day from Hobart. We had an excellent Bus Driver/Guide and the trip is well worth the cost. Scenery is marvellous and the walk along the top of the trees is not to be missed. Read more

Hiking in Launceston

By Viator, October 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

When visiting Launceston it would be a crime not to undertake one of the stunning hikes in the area. From short walks in Cataract Gorge to the 10km return Duck Reach Trail, hiking in Launceston ...  Read more

Adventure Activities Near Hobart

By Viator, September 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 160 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

When you’re visiting a new place – particularly one with such a rich history as Hobart – it can be all too easy to become bogged down in the cultural heritage. Not that that’s a bad thing! Sometimes ...  Read more

Famous Foods to Try

By Brooke , Australia, March 2013

Tasmania is famed for many things: beautiful natural surrounds, fresh air, and its fresh seafood and produce. Food in Tasmania has grown into a specialty because of its cooler climate and fertile ...  Read more

Australia’s Convict History at Port Arthur

By Brooke , Australia, February 2013

The country of Australia wasn’t exactly founded by convicts, but it may be more practical to say that it was built by them. Initially, Australia was used primarily as a convict settlement. The ...  Read more

Tasmania's Best Hiking Trails

By Brooke , Australia, January 2013

With over a third of the state of Tasmania covered in National Parks and World Heritage areas, people from all over the globe travel to the island state to enjoy the outdoors and the unmatched ...  Read more

The Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart

By Brooke , Australia, December 2012

Founded, built and curated by a Tasmanian millionaire, David Walsh, the Museum of Old and New Art (the MONA) has made a huge impact on the art scene in Tasmania . Recently launched in 2011, the ...  Read more

Things to Do in Hobart

By Brooke , Australia, December 2012

Just like the rest of Australia , the founding of Hobart was done in 1804 as a penal colony – specifically for the clearing of Irish and British convicts. That makes it the second oldest ...  Read more

The Taste of Tasmania Festival

By Brooke , Australia, November 2012

The Taste of Tasmania Festival, called The Taste Festival these days, features Tasmania’s best food and wine for 7 days across Australia ‘s summer holiday season. Located on Hobart ‘s  ...  Read more

Tasmanian International Beerfest

By Brooke , Australia, October 2012

Australia ‘s largest beer festival, the Tasmanian International Beerfest, takes place during two booze-filled (in moderation, of course) days on Hobart ‘s Princes Wharf. Although beer lovers ...  Read more

Top Outdoor Activities in Tasmania

By Brooke , Australia, September 2012

Tasmania , the too often overlooked state of Australia given its secluded island position and lack of tropical climate, offers travelers something that just cannot be matched in the rest of the ...  Read more

Top Seven Convict Heritage Sites in Tasmania

By Emma , Australia, November 2011

Tasmania ’s shores saw the beginning of Australia ’s white settlement. Originally known as Van Diemen’s Land, the colony was established in 1803 as a solution to overcrowding in British prisons. ...  Read more

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Tasmania

By Emma , Australia, October 2011

No trip to Australia would be complete without exploring ‘Tassie’. Being cut off from the Australian mainland has ensured that Tasmania has retained much of its old world charm. Here’s our ...  Read more

The City of Hobart

By Emma , Australia, August 2011

Tasmania’s charming waterfront capital, Hobart, is close to many nearby attractions but also ‘harbors’ a few treasures of its own. Make Salamanca Place the first stop on your Hobart itinerary. ...  Read more

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