Tasmania Tourism & Visitor Guide
Welcome to Tasmania!Separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait, the compact island state of Tasmania is characterised by its expanses of natural reserves and parks, vibrant pockets of historic, urban destinations and awe-inspiring wilderness. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, a collection of national parks and natural wonders, spans across the southwestern and western regions of the state, comprising over 20 per cent of Tasmania's land mass. Splendid freshwater lakes, towering mountain peaks, magical underground caves, pristine beaches, rain forested valleys and towering sea cliffs encompass the state's diverse geographical landscape, making for ideal nature-based exploration.
Scattered around the island are several major urban centres and quaint towns, which offer outstanding sights, culinary experiences and lodging solutions, as well as providing convenient access to a wide selection of surrounding activities and natural attractions. Nestled along the northern shores of the state, the port city of Devonport and the artistic hub of Burnie offer unique coastal adventures while communities along the Tamar Valley Wine Route, including the bustling city of Launceston, are best known for their agricultural bounties and outstanding natural attractions like the Cataract Gorge. The vibrant southeast harbour city of Hobart sits in the southeast region and is at the heart of the state's local government and tourist, transportation and financial sectors. Home to almost half of the island's population, the historic city is an ideal stepping-off point for the exploration of many regional attractions and activities, including vineyard touring, golf, hiking and adventures on water.