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TASMANIA HOLIDAYS AND TOURS

 

Tasmania or Tassie as it is known to the locals is the smallest state of Australia with stunning landscapes and dramatic coastlines. Largely untouched by mass tourism, Tasmania has a rugged natural beauty not found anywhere else in Australia. There is a surprising amount to see and do here, with history, unspoilt beaches, spectacular mountains and lakes, friendly villages and compact cities. Tasmania can easily take a week to ten days to visit in full, and is well worth a stop on any Australian itinerary. Visitors often comment it was a favourite part of their trip and who are we to argue!

 

The island is perfect for a touring holiday or self drive with most flights going into Hobart or Launceston. Whether you decide to travel by car and stay in charming hotels, or by campervan, Tasmania is very easy to get around, and short distances help. With our wealth of experience, let Millington Travel guide you on your trip to Tassie.

 

 

 

 

Millington Travel’s Top 10 things to see & do. 

  1. The Gordon River Cruise - This amazing cruise visits one of the world’s last great wilderness areas from Strahan to Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
  2. Walking trails - If you fancy an adventure then take a trail around Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park or even trek to the spectacular Bay of Fires. 
  3. Freycinet National Park – Here you can gaze down on Wineglass Bay’s perfect crescent of sand!
  4. Salamanca Market - visit Hobart on a Saturday and see the quayside come alive with this fabulous market in a wonderful setting.
  5. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary – Get close to Australian wildlife.
  6. Tamar Valley – Tasmanian wines are not widely exported to Europe but it is some of the best wine we have tasted in Australia!
  7. Cradle Mountain - A spectacular crater in Lake St Clair National Park is one of Tassie's iconic sights.
  8. Hobart’s historic waterfront – this is a fab place to meet up with the friendly locals, enjoy a lively pub crawl at the weekends, listen to live bands in the pubs or simply relax over a leisurely meal. 
  9. Port Arthur – Whatever else you do in Tasmania, do not miss the chance to visit Port Arthur! This is the third oldest settlement in Australia, a notorious prison built to house the worst convict offenders.
  10. Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park – As well as Bonorong, you can also come here to see this surprisingly cute animal! Located approximately 1 hour from Hobart. 

 

When to go?

Tasmania’s climate is very similar to the UK with four seasons but without the intense heat experienced elsewhere in Australia. With long lazy days and pleasant temperatures the summer months of December to March are the best, though some of the west coast rainforests can be wet all year with the inland mountains receiving a dusting of snow each winter.

 

Hobart, Australia

Light rain early. Morning clouds. Mild.

Light rain early. Morning clouds. Mild.

18 °C

64 °F

Humidity 49%
Wind 18Kph

Sun

Mostly cloudy. Mild.

21 °C

70 °F

Mon

Drizzle. Morning clouds. Mild.

19 °C

66 °F

Tue

Afternoon clouds. Mild.

19 °C

66 °F

Wed

Morning clouds. Mild.

20 °C

68 °F

Thu

Morning clouds. Mild.

24 °C

75 °F

Fri

More sun than clouds. Mild.

24 °C

75 °F

 

Food & Drink

When we think of Tasmania we think of fresh quality produce and award winning wine, there are many farmers markets and you can even stop and buy from roadside stalls with honesty boxes it really is a food lovers delight. From Gourmet restaurants to hearty comfort food you will be spoiled for choice in Tasmania.

 

 

When planning your trip down under, be sure to ask Millington Travel about all that Tasmania has to offer, and we'll come up with plenty of suggestions for a perfect itinerary including this wonderful little state, and always at the best prices around.

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