Tasmania– even those who have visited Australia might not have made it over to the island state off the southeastern coast of the country’s mainland. Those who do are greeted by an outdoor wonderland full of activity, but also culinary delights such as award-winning black truffles and wines, along with oyster and champagne experiences that have helped bring a touch of luxury to the wilds that have defined Tasmania. As luxury continues to be defined by authenticity, the capital city Hobart and its surroundings continue to deliver.
Tasmania was isolated from the rest of the world for thousands of years, resulting in it having a different culture than what people are used to in Australia, as well as its own wildlife and landscapes. The island is home to many different types of animals, including kangaroos, wombats, and echidnas. Tasmania also has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Australia. The country’s rugged mountains and valleys are a sight to behold, and the coastline is dotted with beautiful bays and inlets.
Southern Tasmania has a myriad of things to see and do, from markets to relaxation spots and even tree walks. Some of the recommendations include:
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden is located in the city of Hobart, Tasmania. The garden was founded in 1825 and today contains over 22 hectares of gardens, including a greenhouse, a research garden, and a collection of rare and endangered plants. The gardens are open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm daily.
The Royal Hobart Showgrounds
The Royal Hobart Showgrounds is an important tourist attraction in Tasmania, Australia. The showgrounds are home to a variety of events, including the Royal Hobart Show, which is one of the largest agricultural shows in Australia. The showgrounds also feature a number of gardens and parks, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
The Derwent Valley Wine Region
The Derwent Valley Wine Region is located in the south-eastern corner of Tasmania, Australia. The region is known for its fertile soils, cool climate, and its many wineries. The area produces a variety of wines, including red and white wine, sparkling wine, and fruit wines. Some of the notable wineries in the region include Mount Tassie Winery, Clarendon Hills Winery, and Kingston Estate Winery.
The Tasmanian Devils Football Club
Competing in the Southern Football League this Australian rules football club was formed in 1976. The club has won three league premierships and has also won two minor premierships.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
As one of the most pristine areas in Australia containing some of the world’s most spectacular wilderness, this area is home to some of Australia’s largest and oldest forests, as well as unique geological features such as the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
This island state of Australia has it all, from luxury lodges to rustic camping options, nature walks to city escapes, and wilderness adventures to culinary delights. So what are you waiting for? Contact me today to start your planning for a Tasmanian vacation.