About Tasmania

Tasmania separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait is the smallest state in Australia. The capital, Hobart was founded in 1804 as a penal colony, today it stands as Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney.

One fifth of Tasmania is covered by national parks and untamed wilderness areas and is said to be one of the world’s most mountainous islands whose geology reflects Australia’s connection millions of years ago with Antarctica.

  • About Tasmania 1

    Peace of Mind

    We are both ATOL and ABTA Protected

  • About Tasmania 2

    Low Deposit

    a 10% deposit will secure your dream holiday downunder

  • About Tasmania 3

    Speak to the Experts

    Call 0333 234 2889

  • About Tasmania 4

    Peace of mind

    We are fully ABTA & ATOL protected

Why not take advantage of our Free Planning Service

Climate & Information

About Tasmania

Tasmania’s population is centred on the northern and southern coasts, where fertile lands, undulating countryside and accessible harbours invited European settlement decades ago. In contrast to this the southwest and west coast are wild and  completely remote areas, and face howling winds and endless rain. The capital, Hobart, is in the state’s southeast and sits on an estuary of the Derwant River,  forming the second-deepest port in the world.

Tasmania has a cool and very moderate temperate climate with four seasons. Summer days are warm, and nights are cool. Autumn days are crisp, cold and sunny with the chilly nights, Winter is wet, cold and stormy, whilst high lying areas receive considerable snowfall. Tasmania’s capital, Hobart has a mild temperate  and during the summer months has the most hours of daylight of any Australian city with a considerable record of 15.2 hours.

Much of Tasmania’s wealth comes from mining, agriculture, forestry and tourism. The Capital, Hobart, is a busy seaport harbour, serving as the main port and hub for both the Australian and French operations, Hobart also acts as the financial and administrative heart of Tasmania providing thousands of jobs to the people of Tasmania.

Size: 90,758 square kilometres (Britain is 245,000 km2)

Population: 514,700

Industries: Mining (zinc, tin and iron), agriculture, forestry and tourism

Main cities: Hobart (capital - 211,656), Launceston (106,153), Devonport (25,551), Burnie (18,095)

Top 10 places to visit in Tasmania:

  • Hobart
  • Cape Bruny Lighthouse
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Freyicinet National Park
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Launceston City Park
  • Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers
  • Tamar Valley
  • Richmond Bridge
  • Lake Burbury

 

map

Australia Experts

  • Expert staff who have travelled in Australia
  • Friendly advice and professional service
  • Make the most of your time and budget
  • Local agents on hand at all times

Designed for you

  • Holidays designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi- centre holidays
  • One consultant to make all your arrangements

Best Value

  • Tailor made service at package tour price
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
  • Book now with a low deposit and pay later

Peace of Mind

  • Part of Freedom Destinations, a leading UK travel company
  • Independent and established for over 15 years
  • Your holiday is fully ABTA and ATOL protected
  • High customer satisfaction rate
Early Bird Offer