Insight Australia



Wild beauty and friendly people; wonderful wildlife, walks and wilderness await visitors to Tasmania.

Don’t let the island state’s small size deceive you! With more than 40 percent of the island dedicated to national parks and world heritage wilderness, this naturally beautiful and geographically diverse corner of Australia has much to offer: delicious fresh produce from the land and sea (Cape Grim beef and King Island cheeses, cool climate wines and crisp apple ciders are just the start); a rich indigenous history and colourful convict heritage alongside some of the country’s most thought-provoking modern art; scenic drives and windswept wilderness walks, great golf, fabulous fly-fishing, mountain-biking and more. Discover your wild side in Tasmania with our tailored group itineraries and special interest travels.
  • Hobart, the waterfront capital of Australia’s island state
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national park and beautiful Dove Lake
  • Freycinet Peninsula and the much-photographed Wineglass Bay
  • Maria Island, a natural wildlife sanctuary steeped in history
  • Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula
  • Bruny Island wilderness and wildlife
  • Bay of Fires, best enjoyed as one of Australia’s most beautiful multi-day hikes
  • Strahan and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers national park
  • Launceston and the tasty Tamar Valley
  • Explore Hobart: cruise the Derwent to visit the thought-provoking MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) and take in the breath-taking views from Mt Wellington (try to time your stay in the city over a Saturday to take in the colourful Salamanca markets)
  • Come face to face with a Tasmanian Devil at the unique unzoo, spot wild white wallabies on Bruny Island and walk with wombats on Maria Island
  • Get back on track and off the beaten track with one of Tasmania’s multi-day hikes: The Three Capes, Cradle Mountain Overland Track, Bay of Fires, Maria Island, Wukalina or Bruny Island. From Dove Lake to Wineglass Bay, the Tarkine to the Nut, we can also recommend a selection of scenic short walks throughout the Tasmania
  • Step back in time and explore the eerie Port Arthur Historic Convict Site and tour the scenic Tasman Peninsula
  • Beautifully preserved Bruny Island is only a daytrip away from Hobart. Cruise alongside Australia’s highest sea cliffs and explore deep sea caves, whilst keeping an eye out for seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds.
  • Watch the changing colours of sunset over the pink granite Hazard Mountains or hike the peaks to drink in the views of Wineglass Bay on the picturesque Freycinet Peninsula.
  • Cruise Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and the Gordon River for an unparalleled wilderness experience in eco-sensitive modern comfort
  • Tour the Tamar Valley wineries and the Cradle to Coast tasting trail to sample: cheeses, salmon, honey, truffles, berries and world-class whiskies.
Hidden Gems
  • Bathurst Harbour. Fly over the scenic South West Wilderness, one of the wildest and most pristine corners of the planet, to spend the day cruising tranquil waterways, discovering a rich indigenous history, and keeping an eye out for orange-bellied parrots on one breathtaking day out from Hobart.
  • King Island. Wild and windswept, beautiful and bountiful, this little-explored island in the middle of Bass Strait has much to offer: some of the cleanest air in the world, fabulous food and great golf, diving, wildlife, surfing, hiking and more, all in strikingly beautiful natural surrounds.


At the Southern-most reaches of the Australian continent, closest to Antarctica, Tasmania can get pretty chilly in the evenings and over the winter months. So, rug up to enjoy the island’s beautiful outdoors.

The dark skies of the Tasmanian winter months also offer up the best opportunity to witness the natural spectacle of the Southern Lights.


Hobart, Port Arthur and Burnie
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