Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

Tasmania

Tasmania at a glance Tasmania is an island state of great scenic beauty with a rugged coastline, snow-capped mountains, deserted beaches and fabulous gourmet cuisine. The island is roughly the same size as Ireland, which makes it manageable for a touring or self-drive holiday. It lies just 150 miles off the southeast coast of Australia, and flying into Hobart or Launceston is as easy as travelling anywhere on the mainland. With 2,000 kilometres of walking tracks, 18 national parks, extensive tracts of virgin rainforest, and scientific proof of having the purest air in the world, this untouched temperate wilderness is a very special destination.

Bass Strait

Stanley

Rocky Cape NP

Smithton

Mt William NP

Wynyard

Gladstone

Georgetown

Burnie



Beaconsfield

Bay of Fires

Devonport

Tamar Valley

St Helens

Launceston

Mole Creek

Deloraine

St Marys

Ben Lomond NP

Longford

Cradle Mountain



Walls of Jerusalem NP

Indian Ocean

Cradle Mt- Lake St Clair NP

Campbell Town Ross

Zeehan

Bicheno

Lake St Clair

Queenstown

Coles Bay

Strahan

Swansea

Great Oyster Bay

Freycinet NP

Franklin Lower Gordon Wild Rivers NP

Macquarie Harbour

Maria Island



Lake Gordon

Mt Field NP

Strathgordon

Maria Island NP

Richmond

New Norfolk

Tasman Sea

Lake Pedder

Hobart

Huon Valley

Tasman Peninsula

Huonville

South West NP

Storm Bay

Port Arthur

Hartz Mountain NP

Bruny Island

Southern Ocean

South West Cape

Southport

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TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 10 hours FLIGHT INFORMATION: There are no international flights into Tasmania, but the airports at both Hobart and Launceston are well-served with domestic connections from Melbourne and Sydney. Tasmania can also be reached on the overnight ferry service from Melbourne, into the north coast town of Devonport. FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 24 hours

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Tasmania has a temperate climate quite similar to the UK, with four distinct seasons and none of the intense heat experienced elsewhere in Australia. With long, light evenings and pleasant temperatures, the summer months of Dec-Mar are perhaps best, though the west coast rainforests can be wet year-round. The inland mountains receive a dusting of snow each winter.

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