If you're wild at heart, you will love Tasmania! This impeccable island is situated at the southern-most point in Australia, at the southern tip of the world, but with easy connectivity, you can fly from Malaysia to Hobart (HBA) or Launceston (LST), with a stopover either in Sydney or Melbourne.
Whilst visiting the breathtaking views of Wineglass Bay, walking the cobbled streets of Hobart or Coal Valley's cool-climate wineries, the air you breathe in is among the freshest in the world. To top it up, the gastronomic choices in Tassie which include fresh produces such as oysters, atlantic salmon and local abalone will truly tantalise your tastebuds!
One of the many ways to see the lush, amazing beauty of Tasmania is by self-drive. While you can get to the more well-known spots on day trips and guided tours, the best way to get around is on your own four wheels. Enjoy the diverse scenery and abundant wildlife along the road!
• 20-min drive to Mt Wellington • Approx 3-hr drive to Wineglass Bay • 1.5-hr to Port Arthur's Historic Site • 2-hr drive to Bruny Island
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Get off-the-beaten-track and explore Tasmania's great outdoors from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Hike through the forest, abseil down canyon walls and water falls, admire views of the craggy peak of Cradle Mountain towering above Dove Lake.
• Cradle Mountain National Park • Tamar River Cruises • Josef Chromy Winery tours • Bay of Fires • Cataract Gorge
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Tasmania island is a foodie haven. You can find the freshest seafood and delicacies at the farmers markets and in local eateries, from affordable cafes to high-end bars and restaurants. It’s hard to narrow down where to eat, so we’ve picked out the top 10 must-eat food in Tasmania.
• Franklin @ Hobart • Bruny Island Cheese Co @ Bruny Island • Saint John @ Launceston • Machine Laundry @ Hobart
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There's no perfect answer to that question as every season has its own beauty, so here is our guide to the different seasons in Tasmania.
Summer (peak season): December to February
Average Temp: 21c to 12c
Highlights: Dy and warm weather, summer festivals - MONA FOMA, Taste of Tasmania etc.
Autumn: March to May
Average Temp: 17c to 9c
Highlights: Cooler periods, slightly cheaper because it's a quieter season.
Winter: June to August
Average Temp: 11c to 4c
Highlights: Snow, Dark MOFO arts installations, Festival of Voices
Spring: September to November
Average Temp: 17c to 8c
Highlights: Lots of snow, but still get to see flowers blooming. Usually quiet as the summer months is just around the corner.
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