Tasmania might be one of the smallest Australian states, but it has a big personality. As well as being the namesake of the Tasmanian devil, it’s also a place that’s rich in culture, natural diversity, and much more. It consists of one large island and 1,000 other islands surrounding it. While people may often be drawn to other parts of Australia first, you don’t want to miss out on Tasmania if you want to get a good idea of what the whole country can offer you. Tasmania has so many wonderful things to do that you’re sure to love if you’re looking for adventure.
Enjoy Delicious Seafood
Part of the joy of travelling is getting to try delicious new food all the time. As an island state, food in Tasmania has a strong focus on seafood, which is good news if you love anything that comes from the ocean. You can spend your time enjoying Barilla Bay oysters while observing beautiful views of the bay, seek out the best fish and chips, or head to Salamanca Market to find the very best food stalls. And if you’re looking for something delicious to drink with your seafood, you’re sure to find some great wines in Tasmania too.
Tasmania is a paradise for people who love hiking. There are lots of different options for walking, whether you want a day trip or you would like to go on a multi-day trip and camp along the way. You can take a really short 20-minute walk with the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk or take on a slightly more challenging 10km hike with the Freycinet Walk if you’re looking for a walk to do in a day. For multi-day hikes, there are options like the Overland Track. Guided hikes are available if you want a little help finding your way.
Stay on a Private Island
If you’re looking for something unique to do, why not consider staying on a private island? Picnic Island is available for exclusive hire and features five lodges for you and your friends and family to stay in. You can take trips back and forth from the island, as well as spend your time exploring the waters. You have the option to kayak, fish, dive, and more. You might even have the chance to spot some cute fairy penguins while you’re staying on the island.
See the Aurora Australis
A lot of people have the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, on their travel wishlist. But did you know there’s a southern version? The aurora australis can be seen in New Zealand, Antarctica, and even Tasmania. The best time to see the lights is in September, during the equinox. It’s a great time to visit, as it’s also when the Junction Arts Festival is held in Launceston. You might also have a chance of glimpsing them during the winter too, when the nights are longer.
Tasmania can feel like a magical place, and it offers a lot of fun things to do for anyone who chooses to visit.