Things to do in Tasmania
  • Boutique Gin Tour

    Boutique Gin Tour

    Visit 3 Tasmanian gin distilleries and 1 winery on Tasmania’s first dedicated Gin Tour! Smell, touch and taste unique botanicals that make up the many varieties of world class Tasmanian gin. Gin tastings, lunch and wine tasting included!Please note detailed tour destinations are an example only. Sometimes we have to change the places we visit…

  • Hollybank Wilderness Adventure – Zipline Tours

    Hollybank Wilderness Adventure – Zipline Tours

    Experience Tasmania from the forest floor all the way up into the treetops! Hollybank Treetops Adventure Tasmania’s First Outdoor Adventure Centre, the ultimate hub of adventures to suit everyone. Our Canopy Tour is an approx 3hr guided tour through the treetops on wires between the Cloud Station platforms. You will also get to experience Australia’s longest zipline of…

  • Deep-to-Dish: Tasmanian Seafood Experience

    Deep-to-Dish: Tasmanian Seafood Experience

    The Deep-to-Dish: Tasmanian Seafood Experiences showcases the best seafood that Tasmania has to offer. A culinary tour like no other, you will see our skilled local divers harvest & prepare for you world-class seafood – each of whom have years of experience in the fishing industry.Please note that we require a minimum of 4 adults…

  • Private Luxury-Eco Tour

    Private Luxury-Eco Tour

    Drink Tasmania is now available to accommodate customised private tours from Hobart in our luxury, fully electric Tesla Model S sedan. Do you have a special celebration that requires a uniquely memorable experience that you are looking to organise in Tasmania? We can arrange single day or multi-day tours for the avid whisky or wine…

  • East Coast Splendour Gourmet Food Tour

    East Coast Splendour Gourmet Food Tour

    The East Coast Splendour tour is unique as you have small luxury groups with one of the most experienced friendly guides in Tasmania. We also provide complimentary professional photo/ video “postcard experiences’ of your day. Pick and drop off is also included. All your food and drink is included also.

  • Wineglass Bay And Maria Island Wildlife Scenic Flight From Hobart

    Wineglass Bay And Maria Island Wildlife Scenic Flight From Hobart

    Experience the spectacular scenery of the East Coast of Tasmania from the air and ground. The tour will overfly the Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay before landing at Maria Island, here you’ll explore and have a chance to get close with the local wildlife and enjoy some of Tasmania’s finest produce before flying back to Hobart.

  • 100 Metre Abseil Mount Wellington Hobart

    100 Metre Abseil Mount Wellington Hobart

    We provide a unique way to experience Mount Wellington. Exciting fun and engaging with wilderness and a natural place. Respectful and safe. Healthy fun way to visit Mount Wellington/kunanyi!

  • One-Way East Coaster

    One-Way East Coaster

    Take your time and savour a fabulous journey along Tasmania’s East Coast through historic Richmond, the Coal River wine region and charming seaside villages. Stop to sample fresh oysters, excellent local pinot and chardonnay and enjoy a fabulous lunch overlooking the vines. Finish mid-afternoon at your hotel in Freycinet.

  • Port Arthur Historic Site and Nature

    Port Arthur Historic Site and Nature

    Discover Tasmania’s infamous convict history and breathtaking nature on this action packed full day tour. Learn how the early pioneers survived and began new journeys during the picturesque drive down the peninsular. Delve into the past on an introductory guided tour and harbor cruise at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, and experience pristine…

  • Cradle Mountain transfer from Launceston

    Cradle Mountain transfer from Launceston

    The eGuide Cradle Mountain transfer service is officially licenced by National Parks Tasmania to transfer visitors to Cradle Mountain and fully accredited with the Transport Tasmania.Our guide/drivers are passionate about Tasmania and very knowledgeable on the local area and will be very pleased to answer any questions you might have and will point out items…

  • Three Hours Cruise in North Bruny Island

    Three Hours Cruise in North Bruny Island

    Sail to Barnes Bay on Bruny Island as the sea, sky and landscape transform with the shifting angle of the sun. See shadows lengthen across rock faces on the shoreline as they are gradually silhouetted against a golden sky. See clouds stretch across the infinite sky, aflame and glowing with every conceivable colour and watch…

  • Hobart: Highlights of Tasmanian Wine Full Day Tour

    Hobart: Highlights of Tasmanian Wine Full Day Tour

    Visit 5 boutique Tasmanian wineries Taste a minimum of wines at each venue Meet the makers whilst accompanied by an industry-led tour guide

  • Cook Like A Pro in Taroona

    Cook Like A Pro in Taroona

    In this hands on cooking class I am sharing and teaching new cooking techniques in a fun & safe environment.I strongly believe in local, seasonal products including my own organic vegetables, herbs, honey and eggs to produce a restaurant style 4 course lunch.The cooking class is designed to give you the confidence to produce the…

  • 5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

    5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

    5 action-packed days to see Tasmania’s West and East Coasts as we loop the island and visit the famous places of interest, all part of our Advanced Eco-Certified Tour.It’s easy to see why this is our most popular tour! You will escape into Tasmania’s wilderness as we travel coast to coast, and explore and experience…

  • 1-Hour Tasmanian Devil Feeding Day Tour at Cradle Mountain

    1-Hour Tasmanian Devil Feeding Day Tour at Cradle Mountain

    Join us at lunchtime for an informative guided walk through the sanctuary viewing all of our resident species, and concluding with an immersive Tasmanian devil feeding session in one of our largest Tasmanian devil enclosures.Our devils are most active and ‘rowdy’ at feeding time, and our largest and only walk through enclosure, provides the opportunity…

  • Hollybank Wilderness Adventures – Segway Tour

    Hollybank Wilderness Adventures – Segway Tour

    Explore one of the most beautiful forests of Tasmania on a segway! This 90 minute adventure will give you a different view of the forest, as you ride beneath the towering branches of ancient trees and discover more about this remarkable landscape.

  • Mt Wellington Ultimate Experience Tour from Hobart

    Mt Wellington Ultimate Experience Tour from Hobart

    Soak up the beauty of Hobart from the summit of Mount Wellington on this morning tour. Enjoy panoramic views out towards Hobart and the Derwent River. Our specially designed kunanyi/Mt Wellington Ultimate Experience will provide you with the best possible experience on the Mountain. On a clear day the views are stunning. In winter perhaps…

  • Tasman Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart

    Tasman Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart

    Leave Hobart behind and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, exploring its stunning scenery and learning about its historical past. Enjoy a three-hour eco-adventure as you cruise along the peninsula’s coastline from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur, where you will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, discover deep-sea caves and admire an abundance of wildlife.…

  • Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour

    Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour

    Join us on a fun and action packed day out visiting the World-Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site.  We stop along the way at the delightful Port Arthur Lavender Farm where you can view the Lavender Fields, distillery or head straight to the gift shop and café for an array of Lavender inspired foods and…

  • Active Day Tour One-Way from Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay

    Active Day Tour One-Way from Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay

    An action packed tour day from Launceston to Hobart via the world famous Wineglass Bay and the East Coast. Depart Launceston ready for an adventurous day out exploring the delights and highlights of the East Coast before finishing the day in Hobart. A free pickup and drop-off service is offered from all hotels located in Launceston central…

  • Small-Group Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie

    Small-Group Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie

    Take a small-group day trip with a knowledgeable and friendly local tour guide who is ready to show you around the magnificent icon; Cradle Mountain! Marvel at Dove Lake, as well having time to do a relaxing walk. Your tour takes in a range of magnificent scenery, from rolling hills and forest, to pretty coastal…

  • The Hobart Local – Private, luxury half-day tour

    The Hobart Local – Private, luxury half-day tour

    A perfect introduction to Hobart full of highlights and hidden treasures. Learn about the fascinating Indigenous and colonial history through fun, informative tales. Walk the streets of Salamanca and Battery Point, local markets, galleries and villages, meet the makers and get orientated on this personalised urban experience.Tour Highlights & Inclusions:- Expert Localing host- Walking tour…

  • Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Admission

    Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Admission

    Combine a Hobart city sightseeing tour with a Derwent River cruise and visit to Australia’s newest and most controversial art museum, MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. See all the city sights on a comprehensive Hobart tour, and be inspired by the MONA’s hugely varied collection — there’s everything from Neolithic tools to…

  • Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Gourmet Food Tour

    Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Gourmet Food Tour

    We have the best and most fresh local produceSmallest intimate group sizes >7Most experienced and friendly guide in HobartPhoto and Video ‘postcard experience’ included !Pick up and drop off

  • Maria Island and East Coast Five Day Cruise

    Maria Island and East Coast Five Day Cruise

    The spectacular National Park offers magnificent  bush walks, challenging climbs, snorkelling, swimming and abundant wildlife.Being on the ocean at night and away from the city’s glow is spectacular. When looking at the water’s reflection stars beam back at the twinkling stars above. You may even see the glow of phosphorescence as our boat glides through…


All about Tasmania

When to visit

Unlike a lot of Australia, Tasmania is one of the few places where you can experience a proper winter—with snow common in the highlands and on top of Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi). To combat the season’s gloomy cold conditions, the raucous Dark Mofo festival is held in Hobart each June to lighten the mood. Summer (December–February) is when most travelers come to the state, taking advantage of the milder temperatures and the island’s many empty beaches.

Getting around

Having your own vehicle or transportation is a necessity when traveling in Tasmania. The state is larger than it looks and is mostly rural communities and wilderness. A limited bus network connecting the largest cities and towns is the only public transport available in Tasmania, and even some of the island’s most popular attractions are found down rural, unpaved roads. Regular ferries provide access to areas like Bruny Island, Maria Island, and across the River Derwent.

Traveler tips

Tasmania’s diverse wildlife and abundant natural spaces are a special treat for visitors, but problems with roadkill mean you need to drive with some caution on the state’s roads. Some roads are posted with lower speed limits between dusk and dawn, and it’s generally best to slow down when driving at night. As for special wildlife encounters, head to Bruny Island to try to spot albino wallabies and Maria Island for wild wombats.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tasmania known for?

The island of Tasmania is known for its early and troubling convict history. It’s also famous for its rich natural heritage of ancient rainforests, highland mountains, and empty beaches—plus its abundant wildlife including Tasmanian devils, wombats, and pademelons.

What is the number one tourist attraction in Tasmania?

MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, in Hobart is likely the most visited tourist attraction in Tasmania with 1.35 million visitors recorded in 2019. Salamanca Market is another top destination.

What is the prettiest place in Tasmania?

While it’s tempting to say that the whole island is the prettiest place in Tasmania, attractions such as the Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Bay of Fires, Dove Lake, and Russell Falls are definitely front-runners for that illustrious title.

How many days do you need to see Tasmania?

You need at least five days in Tasmania to get a real sense of the state and see more than one destination like Hobart or Cradle Mountain. Longer visits are worthwhile, as more time will allow you to see the island’s different sides.

What is the best time of year to visit Tasmania?

The best time of year to visit Tasmania is on either side of summer—October, November, March, and April. These months offer ideal weather for outdoor activities, and they allow you to avoid the heat and crowds of summer—and avoid winter’s chilly temperatures and restricted highland access.

How long would it take to drive around Tasmania?

It takes at least one week to drive around Tasmania in a loop, although many travelers choose to take longer—often a month or more—to explore the island state in more depth.