Places in Tasmania
Hobart & Around
Australia’s second-oldest city and southernmost capital, Hobart dapples the foothills of Mt Wellington, angling down to the slate-grey Derwent River. The town’s rich cache of colonial architecture and natural charms are complemented by hip festivals, happening markets and top-notch food and drink.
Devonport & The Northwest
Tasmania's northwest is the island in a nutshell - wild and untramelled in places, quietly sophisticated just about everywhere else. In the far northwest in particular, there are so many candidates for the title of Tasmania's most remote corner, from the dense and ancient rainforests of the Tarkine wilderness to remote beaches swept by the cleanest air on earth.
The East Coast
White-blonde sand, gin-clear water, high blue skies…now strip off and plunge in! But don’t think about it for too long – water temperatures here can leave you breathless. Tasmania’s east coast is sea-salted and rejuvenating – a land of quiet bays and sandy shores, punctuated by granite headlands splashed with flaming orange lichen.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Best of Tasmania's Wild West
Tasmania’s northwest is the island’s wild soul, home to abundant wildlife and wilderness, and the canvas for quiet back roads that take you to the most surprising of places...
Festivals and events in Tasmania in 2015
The stellar rise of Tasmania comes as no surprise to ex-resident and Lonely Planet author, Charles Rawlings-Way. Here he tells shares his top tips for what to see and do in the very-happening Tasmania in 2015...
Australia's best food experiences: state by state
For a nation so long wed to the pale culinary shadow of the English Sunday dinner (meat and three vegetables, anyone?) Australia has come a long way...
Road trip Tasmania: how to tackle the island state
Tasmania doesn’t look very big on the map – an inverted leafy triangle just a few hundred kilometers tall and not much wider across the top...