Why travel to Tassie?
Here are just a few reasons to visit.
1. It’s easy to travel to Tassie from the major Australian capital cities, yet it feels like a world away.
2. When you arrive, it’s easy to get around. There are great drive journeys and while not all roads are sealed, it is easy to get around and travel on the many different routes winding through forests and along coastlines, with many coach tours and vehicle hire transport options available.
3. Over 40 per cent of our spectacular state is protected in national parks, conservation areas and reserves and there are many ways to explore our environment - from short walks to multi-day hikes, or on a mountain bike, motorbike, in a car or a campervan.
4. We’ve become famous for the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Australia’s largest privately funded museum, housing ancient curiosities to contemporary art.
5. And there’s always something on in Tassie with renowned events such as Targa - the famous motor racing competition, Dark Mofo - a winter festival that celebrates music and arts, and the Wooden Boat Festival - a celebration of all wooden boats and its rich history. There are also a number of smaller style festivals and markets throughout the year, with many having an emphasis on Tasmania's amazing food and wine.
From a short 3 day trip - where you can get a taste of what the state has to offer in a single region, to an extended 14 day tour - taking in the natural beauty on a long hike, sampling regional epicurean delights, reliving history on a colonial highway or having a chat with the locals. It’s all here in Tassie, Australia's island state.