Tassie Travels - A nature lovers paradise

Tassie Travels - A nature lovers paradise

Discover Tasmania: Australia's Hidden Gem for Summer Holidays

When you think of the perfect summer holiday in Australia, you have plenty of choices: the Gold Coast, Central Coast, Northern Queensland with its dense rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, to name a few. But what if you want something different? Consider Tasmania! It might not be the first place that comes to mind for beautiful beaches and summer getaways, but it definitely should be! Let us convince you with our Tasmanian travel ideas for the perfect summer holiday!

rock climbing

Bruny Island Adventures

Off the coast of Tasmania and a short drive and ferry ride from Hobart, you will find Bruny Island. Though not large in size, Bruny Island is jam-packed with adventure and picturesque landscapes. From October to April, you can watch the little penguins during their breeding season. Your best chance to see them is at night, but be very quiet and avoid disturbing them or getting too close. During the day, explore some of the most spectacular coastlines along Adventure Bay, Hanssons Beach, Neck Beach, or Two Tree Point, to name a few.

Not a fan of beautiful white sand beaches? Get adventurous and explore the lush green Mavista Rainforest, or take a scenic flight or cruise around the island's coastlines. If you’re looking for something more relaxed after a day of exploring, choose from a vast array of food and drink tours, some departing directly from Hobart. Our recommendations include Bruny Island Cheese & Beer Co. for fantastic cheese platters and tasting classes, and Bruny Island Traveller for easy full-day foodie tours that depart directly from Hobart.

Bruney island

Lavender Farms in Full Bloom

December in Tasmania marks the peak of Lavender season! The rolling hills of purple flowers are a sight to behold. It’s not just about smelling flowers – you can buy all kinds of lavender products and even enjoy some lavender-themed food in the cafes. The most famous lavender farm is Bridestowe Lavender Estate, about a 45-minute drive from Launceston.

lavender farm

National Parks Galore

Tasmania boasts some incredible national parks, with fascinating flora and fauna. Highlights include Tasmanian devils and 10,000-year-old Huon Pine trees. Tasman National Park offers stunning cliffs and rock formations, and you might spot penguins, whales, and possibly the endangered Wedge-tailed eagle. Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park is extremely popular for its abundance of walking tracks and frequent wombat sightings. Snow during winter makes this a must-see location. Freycinet National Park, home to Wineglass Bay, is one of Tasmania's best adventure locations, offering hiking, kayaking, boat tours, and more.

national park

Year-Round Fishing Fun

Tasmania is renowned for its fishing opportunities throughout the year. The state boasts some of the world's best freshwater fishing, with Tasmanian trout, brown trout, and Australian salmon among the popular catches. For saltwater enthusiasts, Tasmania offers big game fishing with Southern Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, and the impressive Striped Marlin. Numerous charters and fishing tours are available off the east coast.

Tuna Fishing

Tasmania's Best Beaches

Tasmania has no shortage of incredible beaches, which are beautiful year-round but best enjoyed in summer (though the water may still be quite cold!). The Bay of Fires, our personal favorite, features white sand, crystal clear water, and vibrant orange-covered rocks. Wineglass Bay, ideal for campers and hikers, offers stunning white sand and aqua water in Freycinet National Park. Other notable beaches include Denison Beach for a secluded experience and Neck Beach on Bruny Island, perfect for long walks with its stunning views and wildlife.

bay of fire

These are just a few of our favorite things to do in Tasmania. As a place incredibly underrated by mainland Australia, we sincerely hope you consider Tasmania for your next picture-perfect adventure!

Have Fun and Safe Travels! Nomads Trove ✈️

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