Attractive cities, historic sights, World Heritage-protected wilderness and stunning stretches of unspoilt coastline; the Australian island of Tasmania encompasses a host of travel experiences to be savoured.

Tasmania’s state capital, Hobart, is a vibrant mix of old and new. Australia’s second oldest state capital sits just upstream from the mouth of the River Derwent and features an attractive harbour, cobbled streets and colonial cottages, alongside quirky art galleries, tempting eateries and awarding-winning local whisky bars and distilleries.

Beautifully preserved Victorian architecture, museums and galleries await in Launceston, set slightly inland to the island’s north. Down on a south-eastern peninsula, Port Arthur is home to the ruins of Tasmania’s ‘inescapable prison’ and the place to be if you wish to immerse yourself in the fascinating and troubled convict history of the island.

Outstanding natural beauty abounds here. A short drive from Hobart you’ll find the charming town of Kettering. Take a ferry from the capital to discover the unspoilt beauty of Bruny Island, with its spectacular coastal walks and plenty of wildlife to spot. On the main island’s east coast, Freycinet National Park sits on a mountainous coastal peninsula and is the perfect place to be lost in nature. Cradle Mountain and its surrounding World Heritage-protected wilderness is another natural highlight. It is here you can hope to see iconic Australian wildlife such as platypus and the Tasmanian Devil.

Tasmania is Australia’s most southerly state and you’ll find the warmest temperatures and lowest rainfall here between December and February. With pleasant weather during Britain’s darkest winter months, this is the perfect destination for those wishing to escape the cold and embark on a varied and enriching travel experience ‘Down Under’.

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Once a jam warehouse, the hotel flawlessly merges its heritage and architecture with contemporary art touches everywhere. Exposed beams and bricks create an industrial-chic look, and as you move through the building you’ll note an eclectic mixture of handpicked pieces of art, over 500 in fact. While many have been created by graduates of the nearby School of Art and Design, others are the work o...

Tasmania's Cultural Treasures
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Tasmania's Cultural Treasures

Australia
Tasmania
Hobart
+3 others
11 nights from £3,899 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Enjoy travelling in small groups to gain an in-depth understanding of Tasmania's convict heritage and history in Richmond and Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Explore this remote island and its coastal fossil caves, visit the historic Darlington probation station and try to spot native wildlife such as wombats and wallabies
  • Board the majestic steam train that follows the West Coast Wilderness Railway deep into the Tasmanian wilderness and rugged terrain
  • Take a self-guided tour through the historic Woolmers Estate and Brickendon farm village and spend the night in an authentic convict cottage
Around Australia in 21 Days
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Around Australia in 21 Days

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney
+16 others
20 nights from £4,999 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Indulge on premium wines during your Swan Valley Food & Wine Tour in Perth
  • Spend a spectacular day exploring the Great Barrier Reef during your cruise
  • Watch the sunrise at the stunning Kata Tjuta
  • Join a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House
Tasmania’s Boutique Hotel Grand Circle Fly-Drive
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Tasmania’s Boutique Hotel Grand Circle Fly-Drive

Australia
Tasmania
Freycinet National Park
+4 others
9 nights from £3,035 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the wild central highlands of Tasmania and Macquarie Harbour
  • Spend a full day hiking in the breath-taking Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Visit the impressive underground caverns Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves
  • Board an eco-catamaran at Coles Bay for a serene cruise of Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay
Saffire Freycinet
Hotel

Saffire Freycinet

Australia
Tasmania
Freycinet National Park

Blissfully isolated amidst the coastal forests of Tasmania, overlooking Muirs Beach and Great Oyster Bay, award-winning Saffire Freycinet sits as a cutting-edge haven of tranquillity that feels both a world away from everyday life and reassuringly familiar all at the same time. They manage this first through their space-age architecture of glass walls and a sweeping curved roof. It’s intentionally...

Freycinet Lodge
Hotel

Freycinet Lodge

Australia
Tasmania
Freycinet National Park

Freycinet Lodge sits at the base of the striking pink granite Hazards Mountain Range and overlooks the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast.  The 60 cabins and pavilions offer a peaceful retreat in a natural setting offering water or native bush views. Each cabin features modern amenities including flat screen televisions and air conditioning, is tastefully decorated ...

Modern amenities bring the rooms and suites into the 21st century with air conditioning, complimentary wi-fi, flat screen television and luxurious pillowtop beds. The gracefully restored glass-roofed atrium is flooded with natural light creating an elegant and delightful setting for the age-old tradition of afternoon tea with freshly baked scones, delicate finger sandwiches and sweet treats. The h...

Cradle Mountain Lodge
Hotel

Cradle Mountain Lodge

Australia
Tasmania
Cradle Mountain

Located two hours scenic drive from Launceston at the edge of World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain-St Clair National Park, this luxury lodge is your gateway to discovering the protected rainforests, rugged peaks and abundance of native wildlife of this spectacular and pristine wilderness. The 86 timber cabins are discreetly set in magnificent wilderness surrounds with views of the lodge, lake or...

Peppers Seaport Hotel
Hotel

Peppers Seaport Hotel

Australia
Tasmania
Launceston

Built in the shape of a ship and with a nautical theme throughout, Peppers Seaport has taken its inspiration from its waterfront location where the North and South Esk Rivers meet. This boutique hotel offers 60 stylish and contemporary rooms overlooking either Seaport Marina or the historic town of Launceston, which is only a five-minute walk away. Begin your day at Cube Café directly beneath the ...

Stewarts Bay Lodge
Hotel

Stewarts Bay Lodge

Australia
Tasmania
Port Arthur

This string of 40 self-contained, self-catering chalets are comfortable, modern and wonderfully well-equipped with their nicely furnished living rooms; kitchens that include all appliances and a washer/dryer; air-con; DVD players and a lovely veranda – many of which overlook the ocean. If opting for a Deluxe Chalet, you’ll also get a spa bathtub, king-size bed and larger balcony too, though in ...

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