The capital of Tasmania may be remote, but Hobart has enough summer festivals to energize the Antipodes. Most are held around New Year’s Eve when fireworks burst over the harbor at 9:30 and midnight. Here’s a guide to the best Hobart summer festivals and events. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Kicks off Dec. 26, 2014 in […]
It’s no coincidence that Tasmania has long been known as the ‘Apple Isle.’ Orchards have borne fruit from the island’s fertile river valleys since the 19th century. Tasmania is also the birthplace of Australian wine. The state now produces at least a quarter of the country’s ‘A’ grade bottles, which read like a list from Burgundy […]
On the Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart when they say dress warmly they mean it. Yes, this is Australia. Yes, this is the middle of the summer. Nevertheless, this is not the Australian desert, this is Tasmania and you are going to get wet.
Tasmania has a rich convict history, and many of it remains to this day, preserved for generations to come. We’ve collected some of Tasmania’s best historical attractions around Hobart and Launceston – a list you should make sure to tick off during your time in the state.
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city. One of two landing points for visitors to the island, Hobart is certainly one of the most visited locations in the state. Why visit Hobart over better-known cities such as Sydney or Melbourne?
Launceston sits near to the very top of the island that is Tasmania. One of the larger cities on the island state, people often visit Launceston as a gateway to those road-tripping down either the west or east coast.
Bruny Island is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Tasmania. And that’s saying a lot. Sitting just of the coast of Hobart, a day trip to Bruny Island is exactly what every trip to the island state’s capital needs.