Discover Tasmania, Australia! Tourist Information for planning your next Tasmania Holiday including - Accommodation, Tours, Attractions, Flights and a whole lot more ... Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 kilometre stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a green island of wild, mountainous and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; temperate climate; quality cool-climate wines and food; a spirited history; and a creative arts community. More than 40 per cent of the island is protected as World Heritage Area, national parks and reserves. And because Tasmania is so compact it is easy to walk through an ancient alpine meadow in the morning and be on a pure white beach in the afternoon. Tasmania’s population of less than 500,000 supports a world-class symphony orchestra, a festival of island cultures, and a mid-winter festival that celebrates their Antarctic connections. Tasmania is never crowded, and its historic towns and seaside villages are dispersed across an area about the size of Ireland or West Virginia. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius, while winter’s average is a mild 12 degrees Celsius.
Create your own holiday is a new function being introduced into the Discover Tasmania website. This will allow different groups to effectively plan a holiday in Tasmania based on the individual user experience. This functionality is still a work in progress, however see below for some examples of the categories on offer.
Taking the family on holiday? Why not discover Hobart, Tasman Peninsula & South East or Freycinet & East Coast. Any of the numerous attractions will keep the family entertained for days.
If you are planning a driving holiday in Tasmania then why not head along the coast? There are a number of fantastic destinations to explore along the way.
Luxury and Indulgence Holiday
For luxury and indulgence you can't pass Hobart. It offers a number of high quality 5 start resorts, and why not pamper yourself at one of the numerous day spa's. Tasmania Facts and Figures
Weather Summer lasts from December to February when the average maximum sea temperature is 21 °C (70 °F) and inland areas around Launceston reach 24 °C (75 °F). The winter months are between June and July and are generally the wettest and coolest months in the state, with most high lying areas receiving considerable snowfall. Winter maximums are 12 °C (54 °F) on average along coastal areas and 3 °C (37 °F) on the central plateau, thanks to a series of cold fronts from the Southern Ocean.
Statistics Tasmania is an Australian island and state. It is promoted as the natural state and the "island of inspiration" owing to its large and relatively unspoiled natural environment. The island is 364 kilometres long from northernmost to southernmost points, and 306 kilometres from west to east. The state is named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who made the first reported European sighting of the island on 24 November 1642.
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