The island of Tasmania is Australia’s smallest and southernmost state, renowned for its wild landscapes, rugged coastline, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Whether you are sightseeing in Hobart or exploring off the beaten track—don’t miss these must-do activities in Tasmania.
Tasmania's lively capital is the obvious starting point for a tour, and there's plenty to see and do in Hobart. Admire the colonial buildings along Battery Point, visit the busy Salamanca Market, explore the Maritime Museum, and, climb Mt. Wellington for an ocean view.
Take a Day Trip to Bruny Island
Less than an hour's drive south of Hobart, Bruny Island has long been a popular summer retreat for city dwellers, and it’s an ideal choice for a day or multi-day trip. Spend time hiking, fishing, or surfing along the coast; take in the views from the landmark Cape Bruny Lighthouse; and keep a lookout for native wildlife such as penguins, echidnas, and cormorants.
Cruise the Gordon River
Escape the beaten path and set sail along the remote Gordon River for a real back-to-nature adventure. The 117-mile (188-kilometer) waterway winds through Tasmania’s UNESCO-listed wilderness, passing ancient rain forests, the former convict settlement of Sarah Island, and natural landmarks such as Hells Gates.
See Historic Port Arthur
Uncover the truth about Tasmania's convict history at the island's most-visited attraction, the UNESCO-listed Port Arthur. Explore the fascinating ruins and interactive exhibitions of the former convict settlement, take a cruise to the Isle of the Dead, or brave a lantern-lit ghost tour of the notoriously haunted ruins.
Sample Australian Wine with an Ultimate Winery Experience
Discover the secrets of Tasmanian wine at some of the island's most prestigious wineries on a tour. Perhaps combine fine Chardonnay with award-winning cuisine at Josef Chromy Wines in the Tamar Valley or mix wine tasting and modern art at the Moorilla Estate, just outside of Hobart.