Tasmania Holidays

Holidays in Tasmania take you just off the south coast of Australia, where you’ll find beautifully rugged scenery and incredible expanses of untouched wilderness.

If you’re looking for an alternative destination to mainland Australia, Tasmania is an explorer’s paradise. National parks and nature reserves cover a huge area of the island, protecting the unique Tasmanian landscape and culture. The combination of awe-inspiring natural scenery, fascinating wildlife and spectacular coastal hikes, means you’ll feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. At the heart of Tasmania is Hobart, the waterfront capital city. Hobart still has strong links back to its colonial past, with historic districts brought to life by trendy bars and gourmet restaurants. Switch off from the 21st century in Tasmania and relax into a slower pace of life.

Soak in the culture on holiday in Tasmania

Holidays in Tasmania are ideally twinned with mainland Australia. The dramatic wilderness of the island creates a stunning contrast to the cosmopolitan vibes of cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, embark on an Australian adventure which includes the Great Ocean Road before continuing your journey of discovery across Tasmania’s national parks. At Hayes & Jarvis we’ll create the perfect multi-centre holiday to meet your desires so you can enjoy Tasmania to the full.

With outstanding natural beauty, miles of windswept coastline, a rich history and an urban scene which is bursting with culture, book our Grand Circle tour, which takes you to the island’s top attractions.  

Destination Highlights
  • Sail around the west coast
  • Experience Hobart’s world-class art galleries
  • Explore the Grand Circle
  • Scale Tasmania’s many peaks
  • Immerse yourself in untouched wilderness
  • Spot a Tasmanian devil

Time Zone

+11 hours (GMT)

Flight Time

London Heathrow to Hobart is approx. 26 hours with 2 stops, typically at Singapore and Melbourne, or Singapore and Sydney on the return. Flight duration varies depending on stops and connections

Currency

Australian dollar

Visa Information

All tourists require an Australian Tourist Visa, you can apply for an instant tourist visa, this is also known as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa

Language

English

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations

Tasmania Attractions

  • Visit Tasmania’s capital city

    Hobart is a cosmopolitan port city which is steeped in history. From the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens to outstanding restaurants and bars along the waterfront, Hobart blends an urban buzz with natural landscapes.

  • Tour the Grand Circle

    The incredible scenery of Tasmania is best discovered on a self drive tour. As one of the globe’s last remaining untouched wildernesses, a self drive tour allows you to get up close and personal with Tasmania’s beautiful natural landscapes.

  • Port Arthur

    If you’re interested in Tasmania’s history, the penal colony of Port Arthur offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. Be sure to take part in the Port Arthur ghost tour, where you may encounter one of the site’s past inhabitants.

  • Hobart

    Scale Mount Wellington

    Standing tall above Hobart, Mount Wellington is a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers. Offering spectacular views across the city and beyond, visitors can take in the views from the observation deck, which is situated on top of the nature reserve.

  • Visit Cradle Mountain

    Located in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is one of the most popular tourist sites in Tasmania due to its breath taking views. The six and a half hour return hike is ideal for seasoned walkers.

  • MONA museum

    The MONA museum (Museum of Old and New Art) is located in the heart of Hobart and is the ideal place to soak in Tasmanian culture. The museum showcases a vast array of exhibitions, from modern sculptures to ancient pieces.

Our Tasmania destinations

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