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Tasmania, an amazing rugged and green island you want to visit once in you life. The island state south of Australia is one of the most picturesque islands in the world. Relax on Wineglass Bay beach, watch the sunrise at Cadle Mountain, have a drink in Hobart and wander through the green forests of one of the national parks. Tassie is a great adventure worthwhile adding to your bucket list. Around forty percent of Tasmania consists of national parks. The beauty is that in many of those parks you can set up your own tent. It is a true paradise for nature lovers with its unique wildlife. Meet the Tasmanian devil, the platypus, the ant and the wombat. The varied nature of Tasmania is overwhelming and nowhere in the world the air is cleaner than in Tasmania. That is why our advice is to plan at least two weeks for this beautiful island. Here you will find peace and space in combination with the most beautiful hiking tracks. You travel through a landscape of vast vineyards, spectacular forests and rugged mountain areas, rural villages and fishing villages.
Freycinet National Park is a Mecca for walkers with many quiet footpaths through forests and along beautiful beaches and bays. One of the walks you should not miss is the steep climb to the viewpoint over the famous Wineglass Bay. A hidden gem is the Bay of Fires, which is characterized by the red-orange colored rocks along the coastline and it has a beautiful beach. Cradle Mountain / Lake St. Clair National Park is the most famous nature reserve of Tasmania. This is where mountain lakes and beautiful mountain views alternate and you get the chance to spot wombats, ant-tombs or even wallabies.|
How to get there
If you want to go to Tasmania you first fly to mainland Australia. Direct flights to Hobart and Launceton depart from major cities. Melbourne is the closest to Tasmania. If you want to think about our climate you could also take the boat. The Melbourne Devonport ferry route connects Australia with Tasmania. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Spirit Of Tasmania. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing duration from around 9 hours 30 minutes and you can book it here.
Best time to visit
Because of the bizarre, mountainous landscape you have several micro climates .The best time to visit Tasmania is not that simple, but we recommend the summer period from November to February. The average temperature pleasant with around 21 ° Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) . Autumn weather can go in all directions, but is generally still good. Winter from June to August brings snow, cold temperatures, but also sunshine. Click here for the average weather in the capital Hobart.
Where to stayHigh end
If you are looking for a special place to stay in Hobart we recommend the MACq 01 Hotel. It has a very cool story telling concept and the hotel itself has lots of character. The location is amazing and view is breathtaking. Every area of the hotel was thoughtfully curated the staff was super friendly. The hotel is close to most attractions and the breakfast just delicious. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.6 and you can book it here.
Hobart Hideaway Pods offer boutique eco friendly accommodation set amongst the rural part of Mt Wellington's foothills. The chalet has a very nice interior. The view is gorgeous and the property is surrounded by nature. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.4.