It feels like not that long ago when mainlanders considered Tasmania little more than an unsophisticated island, home to nothing but apple trees and a dark colonial history. But then a little museum called MONA opened and suddenly perceptions of Tasmania as a tourist destination dramatically changed. Travellers came for the world-class art gallery but stayed for the untouched (and uncrowded) national parks, a buzzing food and drink scene and a pristine coastline. Now the word is out, and Tassie is top of travel lists for Aussies and international visitors alike.
Relatively small in Australian terms, most of Tasmania’s natural and cultural attractions can be reached within a few hours drive of the main cities Hobart and Launceston. Whether you’re coming to sample the cool climate pinots, enjoy the views over Wineglass Bay or search for the Tasmanian Tiger (good luck!), Tassie is certain to leave you wanting more.
Best Tasmania Tours & Day Trips from Hobart
Tasmania’s capital Hobart is the first stop for most travellers to Tasmania and the city’s small-town feel makes exploring on foot easy. It’s also a great base for many of Tasmania’s best day tours, with Bruny Island and Port Arthur within easy reach. Uncover the state’s dark colonial history and the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula on a day trip to Port Arthur. You’ll learn all about this former penal colony with a guided walking tour at Port Arthur, enjoying unforgettable views from a boat tour and lookout points along the craggy coast.
If you can’t get enough of Tassie’s rugged coastline, then a day trip to Bruny Island will be right up your alley. Our day trips take you to discover this pristine wilderness just 40 minutes from Hobart, enjoying nature walks, spectacular views and award-winning local produce. Select from our regular trip or enjoy an exclusive guided lighthouse tour and yummy pub lunch on our Bruny Island Lighthouse & Lunch tour.
Tassie’s (relatively) small size means you can explore much of the island state in a few days on one of our multi-day tours to some of the best-known natural attractions including Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.
For the ultimate Tassie trip, our 7 Day Best of Tasmania Tour is exactly what it says on the packet. We’ll traverse the island to visit the best-known attractions, plus many more secret gems, over seven action-packed days. Join our knowledgeable local guide as we visit highlights including Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain and much more. Staying in dorm accommodation, with private room upgrades available, this tour leaves no stone unturned in an exploration of Tasmania.
For travellers looking for shorter trip, we offer bite sized journeys of five, three or two days. Join our 5 Day Tasmania Tour, to circle the island and visit top spots including Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay and Bay of Fires. If you can only spare a couple of days, our 3 Day Tasmania Tour with Cradle Mountain takes you up the picturesque west coast, with stops at Russell Falls and Lake St Clair.
Multi-day Tasmania Tours from Launceston
For travellers starting in Launceston, our 2 Day Tasmania Tour with Wineglass Bay departs from Tasmania’s northern city. On this tour you’ll discover the wild beauty of the east coast including Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and the little penguins of Bicheno. Admire the views from magnificent lookouts and meet some of Tasmania’s native wildlife, before finishing the tour in Hobart on day two.
Bruny Island, Lighthouse and Lunch TourSatisfy both your taste buds and eyes as you enjoy a blend of delicious food and picturesque views.
Port Arthur Day TourBe transported back in time as you are guided around and learn about Australia's unsettling history.
Bruny Island Day TourDiscover the rugged scenery of Bruny Island, including wildlife spotting & local produce tastings.
2 Day Tasmania Tour with Wineglass BayBe impressed by Tassie's east coast with unforgettable wildlife experiences and untouched wilderness
5 Day Tasmania TourExplore the highlights of Tasmania - featuring food tastings, wildlife, natural wonders and more.
7 Day Best of Tasmania TourOur ultimate tour traversing Tasmania to visit Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, Bruny Island & more.
2 Day Tasmania Tour with Wineglass Bay and Hobart TransferMeet the local little penguins, stroll along pure white sands and tuck into freshly shucked oysters.
3 Day Tasmania Tour with Cradle MountainGo high and low on this tour as you hike up Cradle Mountain and visit the deep Lake St Clair.