Holiday Destinations in Tasmania

The state of Tasmania is known as the 'Apple Isle' because of it distinctive shape, but it could just as easily have gotten this name because of its delicious array of unique holiday destinations that keeps visitors coming back time and time again. There is the untouched wilderness areas in the south west of the state, the wild and rugged towns on the west coast, historic Port Arthur in the south, relaxing beachside townships on the east coast and fertile country landscapes where you will find lots of quality local produce in the north. Another great aspect about having your next holiday in Tasmania is that the state is so compact that you can easily explore many other neighbouring regions from one central accommodation base. In fact the majority of the state can be easily accessed by taking a drive for only a couple of hours, either in a hire car or your own car if you brought it over with you on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Melbourne.

Below is a list of the Holiday Destination in Tasmania:

Port Arthur, Tasmania   

One of Tasmania's most well known tourist destinations is Port Arthur, which is ideally situated on the Tasman Peninsula just a leisurely hours drive south east of Hobart. It is a place that is steeped in history due to the fact that from 1833 to 1877 it was the site of a penal convict settlement that housed some of the most hardened criminals that Britain sent out to Australia. Evidence of the harsh existence that these convicts endured can be experienced ..... Read Full Detailed Description

Swansea, Tasmania   

The 2007 Tidy Town Winning township of Swansea is located on the east coast of Tasmania and is extremely popular during school holiday periods, as well as being a relaxing place to visit throughout the rest of the year. This historic coastal town is ideally positioned about 90 minutes drive from Hobart and Launceston and includes many old buildings dating back to the time of first European settlement in Tasmania. There is also a diverse range of delightful ..... Read Full Detailed Description