Struggling to find a travel destination that’s worth going? Look no further, book your flights to TASMANIA now! YOU NEED to hear us out on this one!
There’s a reason why Tasmania is one of the most visited destinations in Australia. If you haven’t yet been yet, what’re you waiting for? In 2015, Tasmania was named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit, and its popularity continues to grow. Tassie offers a unique combination of landscape, art and culture, with something to fulfil every taste.
Cradle Mountain & The Overland Track
A trip to Tasmania without checking out Cradle Mountain is like visiting Disneyland and not seeing Mickey Mouse! Cradle Mountain is arguably the crown jewel of the southern state. Last year, it was rated the 9th most iconic Australian natural image on Instagram. The Overland Track is one of Australia’s most famous walks. It’s a highlight of the Cradle Mountain experience, and should be on every hiker’s bucket list. The 6 day, 65km trek is open year round, though only the brave should attempt it in winter!
The centrepiece of Hobart, Mt. Wellington is located more than 1200 metres above sea level. It’s pretty cold here, but don’t let it put you off! The mountain boasts a breathtaking panorama of Tasmania’s capital and the surrounding areas. With 360 degree views of the Tasman Sea and the South West National Park, adventure enthusiasts will discover a variety of bushwalking tracks and outdoor activities to choose from, including mountain-bike riding, rock-climbing and horse-riding. A winter’s day on the mountain can be more than eight degrees colder than in Hobart, and with the added the wind chill factor, it’s essential to rug up!
Time for a little retail therapy! The Salamanca Markets are Tasmania’s most visited attraction for a reason. Local artisans produce handwoven textiles, ceramicists sell beautiful porcelain and, just in case you forgot that Taswegians love to eat, the variety of food will surely impress. With colourful, artful, and beautiful treasures abound; Salamanca Markets is the perfect place to pick up a gift for a friend (or yourself).
Dark Mofo (Museum of Old and New Art)
Tasmania is cold, we don’t deny. While the state is known for its food and wine and beaches and forestry, it’s the freezing temperatures that continuously catch visitors off guard (pack a jacket, people!) However, each June, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) tips the idea of cosying up in front of the fire on its head, with an annual event celebrating the Apple Isle’s creative food, film, art and music scenes. MONA’s mid-winter festival known as Dark Mofo, greets an estimated 130,000 visitors each year. Dark Mofo has become one of Tassie’s most favoured attractions for locals and visitors. Lose yourself to the live music, enjoy installations by world famous artists at Dark Park or sample the state’s finest food and drink at the Winter Feast.
Frogmore Creek Winery
Is it wine o’clock yet? One of Tasmania’s most awarded winery - Frogmore Creek is a brand no locals can live without. More than a vineyard, it also offers a selection of award winning wines for tasting, 2 Art galleries, and a restaurant with spectacular views over the Coal River Valley, and in those cold winter months, a roaring log fire. Many who has been rave about the quality of food in their restaurant. Each plate came out as a work of art; it’s a dining experience that’ll never disappoint! Be sure to book ahead if you can!!