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A Rejuvenating Journey…

TAS_HOBART.JPGTasmania is a natural island that should not be missed and wins lots of international attention. According to experienced travellers who’ve wandered the globe Tasmania has one of the world’s top ten beaches – Wineglass Bay , the world’s best little town – Strahan , is rated as the best island in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and is also rated the world’s best temperate island.

Tasmania is rich in history, has wonderful food and wines, friendly people and much to offer in such a small space. Hobart is the capital city, and has heritage Bed and Breakfast accommodations in which to stay, great markets to explore and the fantastic new MONA museum you can visit! Much of the island is a World Heritage Area – the reason behind Tasmania’s reputation as Australia’s eco-tourism capital. It’s easy to reach – either via a short flight from Melbourne or an overnight trip on the car ferry. You can climb a remote peak, set foot on isolated shores, meet amazing animals on your walking treks and even hug a Huon Pine – the World’s oldest trees. Breathe the world’s freshest air in an ancient rainforest. Trek, taste the freshest of foods, fish, fossick in the numerous antique shops, and stroll the streets – and much much more!

TAS_CAVES.JPGThe Western region is one of the most rugged and spectacular areas in Australia and has many hiking trails. Both the 5 day trek from Lake St. Clair to Cradle Valley and the South West coastal path offer great walking. It’s easy to find your way around Tasmania and there are plenty of pleasant seaside towns and fishing villages to stay.

It was our wish to visit Tasmania, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the diversity of the nature, from the forests on the West coast, to the beaches on the East coast, the National Parks. I guess we especially loved it because of the contrast to Shanghai….We also enjoyed learning about its History, the convicts and their difficult lives. It was a great week ! And we were lucky with the weather…Sylvaine D, Shanghai

Typical Weather Our Top Tips for Hobart & Tasmania
  • Spring (Sept-Nov)cool and fresh weather of approx. 15-20 deg Celsius/59-68 Fahrenheit
  • Summer (Dec-Feb)sunny weather of approx. 20-24 deg Celsius/68-75 Fahrenheit
  • Autumn (March-May)calm sunny weather of approx. 15-20 deg Celsius/59-68 Fahrenheit
  • Winter (June-August)crisp and bracing weather of approx. 12 deg Celsius/53 Fahrenheit
  • Catch a ferry and enjoy the exhibits at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Hobart
  • Hiking at Cradle Mountain/Lake St.Clair
  • Visit the Port Arthur Historic site
  • Experience the native wildlife and views at Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula
  • Shopping at Hobart's Salamanca Place and Markets
  • Experience the natural wilderness of Strahan on Tasmania’s rugged West Coast

Visit our Travel Request page to request a copy of a suggested itinerary for this area.

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