G’day mates! English Marie here, this week I’d like to share with you the wonders of Tasmania- a dream vacation destination! Still a wild place, more than a fifth of the island is gorgeous wilderness and is a World Heritage site, protected by the national park service. Tasmania, often called Tassie, was settled by convicts, miners, and whalers who’ve all left traces of their history at scenic sites around the island. Here you’ll find the most amazing local wines and delicious fine foods.
Hiking on your bucket list? Tasmania’s unique wilderness will have you in awe as you hike the many trails- ranging from short, east walks with boardwalks to multi-day walking adventures up some of the tallest mountains on the island. Keep your eyes open as you’ll have many opportunities to spot local and endangered species of plants, birds and loads of other unique Tasmania wildlife- like Tasmanian Devils, wombats, Pademelon, Eastern Quoll, loads of endemic birds, Dolphins, Little Penguins, Whales, Platypus- just to name of few. If you’re looking for a few more outdoor ideas check out the mountain biking scene in Tas or try a road trip around the island!
Check out one of our favorite Tasmania, mixing romance with adventure this couple went on a Tasmanian Honeymoon featuring outdoor encounters like mountain biking, hiking, a tented beach camp and the Bay of Fires! Read more here.
If you’re a foodie, you’re in the perfect place! Tasmania is all bout fresh, organic produce and sustainable farming. The dishes found here are out of this world and will tantalize your tastebuds. On top of the amazing restaurants, Tasmanians love their festivals, including one of the best foodie festivals ever- Taste of Tasmania. You’ll also find music festivals, arts and culture festivals, and more!
Don’t forget the amazing wine cellars and breweries Tassie has to offer. Boy are they serious about their wine and beer. Tasmania’s cool climate and mild summers create the perfect regions for cool-climate wine making. Since the 1840s, Tasmania has been winning awards for their wines, with an impressive range of wines from Reisling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer. Tasmania has a long history of brewing and distilling, producing amazing beers, fruity ciders, and fine spirits. It’s no wonder they’re home to one of the biggest beer festivals-the Tasmanian International BeerFest!
While you’re in Tasmania make sure to check out Cradle Mountain, an iconic Tasmanian landmark. Located at Lake St. Clair National Park, you’ll find a wonderland of ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, glacial lakes and icy streams, and rugged mountains. Keep an eye out for ancient plants such as the endemic King Billy pine and native deciduous beech. You’re bound to see loads of wildlife here as well! Soak up the jaw-dropping views and get ready for an experience like no other.
Are you ready to visit Tasmania? I know I am! What are you waiting for? Give us a call today at 312-951-8517 and speak to our Aussie Travel Specialists about your handcrafted Tasmanian adventure. Need a little more dreaming to get your imagination going? Check out our other unique destinations and sample itineraries here.