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Area: 68,331 sq km
Capital City: Hobart
Time Zone:
GMT/UTC +10 (Eastern Standard Time)
State Dialling Code: 03
National Parks: More than 1.38 million hectares of UNESCO World Heritage wilderness.
Airports: Hobart, and Launceston, Devonport and Wynyard
Voltage:
240 volts AC
 
 
 
 
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About Tasmania

Tasmanian farmlandTasmania is located about 250 kms south of Victoria across Bass strait. It is made up of 13 diverse tourism regions, including:

Each Tasmanian region has plenty to offer visitors in terms of accommodation, attractions and events. The state has a diverse range of native flora and fauna.

The Regions

Derwent Valley & Highlands
Located north west of Hobart the Derwent Valley, the Derwent Valley takes its name from the mighty Derwent river that rises at Lake St Clair. It is known for its villages, orchards and hop fields. The Lyell Highway follows the scenic Derwent River past poplars and willows, towards the wilderness and mountainous regions of Tasmania. Find holiday accommodation in the Derwent Valley & Highlands

Devonport & Cradle Mountain
Devonport is the port for the Spirit of Tasmania arriving from Melbourne nightly. This spectacular region is well known for the craggy mountains of Cradle Mountain. A region of contrast with coast, mountains, farming hamlets, historic buildings, beaches and forests. More about Devonport & Cradle Mountain region, find Devonport & Cradle Mountain accommodation

Flinders Island
Flinders Island is the main island a group of 52 , known as of the Furneaux Islands, that stretch across Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia. Flinders Island offers sparkling, clean beaches, rugged mountain ranges, wildlife and flora.

Freycinet & East Coast
Tasmania’s east coast is a land of contrast offering visitors vineyards, scenic coastline, beaches, wildlife, history and adventure activities. Famous for its national parks, the east coast is a bush walkers’ and sea kayakers’ paradise. More about Freycinet & East Coast tourism and accommodation

Midlands/Heritage Highway
This is a unique historical region. Known for its colourful history, you have the opportunity to follow the footsteps of bushrangers & convicts. Quaint villages, historical farms, and beautiful homes are dotted across the countryside. Midlands and Heritage Highway holiday accommodation and tourist information.

Hobart Region
Greater Hobart and its surrounding towns offer a blend of heritage, lifestyle and scenery. Hobart is defined by the Derwent river and the sea. Hobart and the Derwent River are well known for the finishing point of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race which is one of the toughest ocean races. Hobart is an ideal base for exploring Tasmania. More about Hobart and find Hobart accommodation

Huon / Channel / Bruny
The Huon Valley is located a 40 minute drive south of Hobart. This region is home to the shores of the D'Entrecastaux Channel, the green hills and white beaches of Bruny Island. Bruny Island is an island has gentle countryside and wild coastlines, secluded beaches and a rich history. The national parks offer visitors the opportunity of seeing little penguins and shearwaters in huge numbers on twilight tours in the breeding season. Read more about Huon / Channel / Bruny Region and find accommodation.

King Island
King Island lies northwest of Tasmania. The island is known for its clean fresh air, pristine beaches, dairy farms, and shipwrecks. It lies in the path of the famous Roaring Forties and so the westerly winds are always a present on the island. King Island holiday accommodation and tourism information

Launceston & Tamar Valley
Launceston & the Tamar Valley offers a blend of history, scenery, adventure, entertainment and superb food and wine. The Tamar River winds its way 58 kilometres north from Launceston to Bass Strait. The river is home many species of waterbirds. The Tamar Valley Touring Route takes you through Tasmania's most productive wine region. Learn more about things to do in Launceston & Tamar Valley and find accommodation.

St Helens & North East
The north east of Tasmania is well known for its beautiful landscapes and small seaside towns. Relax and unwind in this majestic part of the world. For the foodie enjoy fresh seafood including lobster and abelone, local produce including grapes, potatoes and dairy products. Escape for a short break to St Helens & the North East.

Stanley & North West
Stanley is a restored Bass Strait fishing village with brightly coloured fishing cottages. The village lies on the slopes of an extinct volcano. The volcano known as The Nut forms a 500 metre sandy beach on one side and a sheltered bay on the other, which is home to the fishing harbour. There are numerous destinations in this beautiful region to enjoy fishing, surfing and hiking. Learn more about Stanley & North West.

Strahan & West Coast
The Tasmanian West Coast region is the gateway to the famous Tasmanian wilderness. Strahan, located on Macquarie Harbour is the main coastal town, whilst Queenstown, Tullah and Rosebery are known for magnificent lakes, rivers, rainforests and historic sites. Strahan & West Coast holiday rentals and tourism information.

Tasman Peninsula and South East
Named after Abel Tasman, who landed at Dunalley in 1642. Unknown for its rainforests, surf beaches and spectacular coastal scenery and steep farming land the Tasman Peninsula is and ideal holiday destination. South East Tasmania is a base for the local crayfish, salmon and shellfish industry. Find holiday accommodation in Tasman Peninsula and South East

Climate

Tasmania is located in a temperate zone and the climate is generally a mild maritime climate with four distinct seasons. Summer is usually mild with hot periods lasting only a few days. The winters are not excessively cold due to the surrounding oceans moderating influence.

The average daily maximum temperatures are:

  Summer Winter
Hobart 22°C / 72°F 12°C / 53°F
Launceston 24°C / 75°F 13°C / 55°F
Swansea 22°C / 72°F 14°C / 57°F
Strahan 21°C / 70°F 12°C / 53°F

Getting to Tasmania

As Tasmania is an island there are 2 ways of getting here, by air or by sea

By Air:
Tasmania has four domestic airports located at Hobart in the south, and Launceston, Devonport and Wynyard Airports in the north.
The average flying time direct from Melbourne, Victoria is 1 hour 10 minutes and from Sydney, New South Wales is 1 hour 50 minutes.

By Sea:
Two passenger and vehicular ferries operate to Tasmania from Melbourne. Departing nightly the trip takes approximately 10 hours to reach Devonport.

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For more information about Tasmania visit the Tasmanian Tourism web site www.discovertasmania.com