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Explore Tasmania

We’re delighted to welcome you to Tasmania. Here’s some information to get you started as you plan your trip here.

4:19 pm AEST - 1 Jul 2022
About Tasmania

Lonely Planet has ranked Hobart as one of their Top 10 Cities.

Once you experience this picturesque historical city hugging the banks of the River Derwent, nestled at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington, you’ll understand why they loved it so much.

Hobart is the perfect base from which you can access the amazing attractions that Southern Tasmania has to offer ­– including Richmond (26kms from Hobart), the Huon Valley (38kms), Bruny Island and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel (37kms), Mt Field National Park (72kms), Port Arthur (93kms) and more.


Hobart’s climate is similar to Wellington, New Zealand and Porto Madryn, Argentina, with a mild, temperate, maritime climate and four distinct seasons.

The warmest months, January and February, are also the driest. While the mountains are sprinkled with snow in the winter, at sea level the daytime temperatures and clear, crisp days are ideal for some outdoor activities.
Hobart is Australia’s second-driest capital city. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, although the winter months are the wettest.

No matter what time of year you are here – it pays to pack a warm jacket!

How to get around

Our heart-shaped state seems small – it’s about 300 kilometres from north to south and has around 500,000 people living here – but it can take longer than you think to get around. Use travel guides or talk to locals to work out how long your trips will take you.

Our roads are excellent, but some are winding and take you through mountainous country.

How adventurous do you feel? You can get around Tasmania by bicycle, motorcycle, car, campervan or bus. Taxis, public buses and tourist buses operate throughout the state. Regional buses run between some of the smaller towns, or you can book a coach tour. In some places you’ll find ferries, yachts and small charter flights. Most visitors find that driving themselves or taking coach tours allows them to see exactly what they want, when they want.

View the Activities page for more information.


Not sure what to do in Tasmania? From outdoor activities, tourist attractions, parks and wildlife and much more, Tasmania has something on offer for all visitors. Learn more about our most iconic activities or discover what lies off the beaten track below:

Hobart and Beyond logohobart & beyond

Make your visit to Tasmania a memorable one with the help of hobart & beyond. If you want to experience Hobart and Southern Tasmania as the locals do, hobart & beyond’s suggestions will be sure to make you feel right at home.

Discover TasmaniaDiscover Tasmania

Want to plan the perfect itinerary? Discover Tasmania has everything you need to know about what to do in your area. No matter how adventurous you’re feeling, there’s something for everyone.

Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre

Want to experience Tasmania like a local? The Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre offer personalised travel suggestions, detailed local knowledge and booking services to help make your Tassie adventure one to remember.

Food & Drink

Tasmania is renowned for its world-class produce and unique dining experiences – including highly sought after whisky, fresh seafood and wine. Experience these and other famous Tasmanian produce by exploring Discover Tasmania’s website below:

Discover TasmaniaEat, drink and taste Tasmania

From restaurants, wineries, cooking schools, food festivals and more, feast your eyes (and your tastebuds) on the best Tasmanian food and drink.


Find apartments, resorts, backpackers and hostels, farm stays and everything in between on Discover Tasmania’s website below. You’ll be sure to find accommodation that suits your style, location and budget.


Discover Tasmania

Where to stay

From sleeping under millions of stars to luxurious, secluded cabins, Tasmania has accommodation to suit everybody. Explore our island state after a good nights sleep.

Events & Campaigns

Tasmania is a thriving hub of entertainment, all year round. From food and wine festivals, sporting events, music, performances, craft exhibitions and more, these are events you won’t want to miss. To learn more and view all current campaigns, follow the link to Discover Tasmania’s website below:

Discover TasmaniaSomething for everyone

Join the local community and experience the arts, cultural and recreational scene. Browse events by location, category and date to find out what’s happening and plan ahead.



  1. Coal Valley Vineyard
    Stunningly located winery in the Coal River Valley of South East Tasmania, and famous for producing award winning wines with a focus on Pinot Noir.
    257 Richmond Road, Cambridge, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6248 5367
    Frogmore Creek Wines is one of Tasmania’s most awarded wineries. Famed for it’s exquisite food, idyllic views, Frogmore Creek also produces Forty-Two Degrees South and the Storm Bay wines.
    699 Richmond Road, Cambridge, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6274 5844
  3. Riversdale Estate
    The magnificent views, European interiors, cellar door, and superb French restaurant have been carefully designed to give you a warm and unforgettable experience.
    222 Denholms Road, Cambridge, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6248 5555
  4. Peter Rabbit™ Garden
    Take an enchanting stroll through Peter Rabbit’s™ Garden and see Mr. McGregor and the story of Peter Rabbit™ unfold, along with many other of your favourite Beatrix Potter characters.
    222 Denholms Road, Cambridge, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6248 5555
  5. Riversdale High Tea
    Cucumber sandwiches, scones so light with clotted cream, perfectly formed pastries fused with flavours – afternoon tea in The Orangery Conservatory on Riversdale Estate is all about good taste. $49 per guests. High Tea is served at 10:30am and again at 2:00pm.
    222 Denholms Road, Cambridge, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6248 5555
    Coal River Farm is all about growing and making things that everyone enjoys eating.
    The family run business combines growing, making and sharing the spoils of farm labour with anyone that cares about where their food comes from.
    634 Richmond Road, Cambridge, Tasmania – Phone: 1300 455 196
  7. Puddleduck Vineyard
    A boutique family owned and operated vineyard established in 1997, producing premium Tasmanian wines from grapes grown in their single site vineyard.
    992 Richmond Road, Richmond, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6260 2301


  1. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
    Keen to see Tasmanian devils, wombats, quolls, kangaroos, echidnas and koalas? There’s a lot to see as Bonorong is a sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. Why not drop in, as it’s only 30 minutes from the airport?
    593 Briggs Road, Brighton, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6268 1184 

Richmond Village

  1. The Wicked Cheese Co.
    Recognised as one of the highest quality, hand-made cheese ranges in Australia,
    the Wicked Cheese Company is an award-winning family owned boutique cheese maker specialising in dairy and goats milk cheeses.
    1238 Richmond Road, Richmond, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6260 2341
  2. The Woodcraft Shop
    Crafted by extraordinary artisans, the Woodcraft Shop showcases wooden products and gifts created with the best timbers Tasmania has to offer, such as Huon Pine and Myrtle.
    23 Bridge Street, Richmond, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6260 2466
  3. Chocolate Trading Co.
    Over 70 handmade artisan chocolates to choose from and a large range of packed chocolates. For the chocoholic in you, visit today.
    37a Bridge Street, Richmond, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6260 2104
  4. The Richmond Bakery
    Famous for scallop pies, chicken and camembert, vegetarian pies, mouth-watering cakes, salad rolls and gourmet sandwiches – all served with great coffee. Come in and be tempted.
    6-7 / 50 Bridge Street, Richmond, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6260 2628
  5. The Richmond GAOL
    An historic site and popular visitor attraction complete with site guide and souvenir shop, why not take a step back in time and explore the original gaol buildings and rooms?
    37 Bathurst Street, Richmond, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6260 2127
  6. Coal River Valley Wine Tours
    Join a half day tour and experience fine Tasmanian wine, produce and the historic village of Richmond.
    4/50 Bridge Street, Richmond, Tasmania – Phone: (03) 6260 2050