Things To Do in Tasmania

Tasmania is affectionately known as the 'Apple Isle' because of the island's apple like shape. It is the smallest and southern most state in Australia and because of its proximity to the Southern Ocean has a cool, west climate with fresh sea breezes. Tasmania's capital city of Hobart actually does not receive that much rain, however, as most of the rain falls on the mountainous western half of the state. In fact the western part of Tasmania is one of the great wilderness areas left on earth and includes some truly remarkable place to explore, such as the Franklin and Gordon Rivers, the Mount Field National Park, Cradle Mountain and Lake Saint Clair. There are many relaxed and interesting things to do in Tasmania along the east coast of the state, like relaxing by the beach, fishing, boating and visiting historic Port Arthur. The northern part of the state is full of fertile farmland that produces all sorts of quality local products, as well as having some interesting places to visit like the picturesque Tamar valley and the caves in the Mole Creek Karst National Park.

Below are destinations that contain some of the most popular things to do in Tasmania:

Things To Do In Hobart
Hobart is a large, friendly city that has lots of things to do for people of all ages. Kids will love a tour of the Cadbury's chocolate factory, couples will enjoy wandering through the Salamanca market and older travellers will appreciate Hobart's rich history. The city is is centrally located in the south of the state close to many other historic attractions and natural wonders. These include the Port Arthur penal settlement, the historic township of Richmond, walking amongst the tree tops at the Tahune Airwalk and exploring the nearby national parks.
 
Things To Do In Launceston
Launceston is centrally located in the northern part of Tasmania, making it the ideal place from which to explore all of the things that the region has to offer. This includes the beautiful Tamar Valley, Grindelwald Swiss Village, historic George Town and the Ben Lomond national park. The city of Launceston itself is also full of many different things to see and do, such as taking a tour of the Boags brewery, watching the monkeys at the main city park or exploring the Cataract Gorge gardens and walking tracks.