More than rare landscapes
‘It was thrilling for me because it’s not a landscape I know, and where we were was quite pristine, very beautiful,’ actor Willem Dafoe on the 2011 made-in-Tasmania movie, The Hunter
Tasmania offers visitors a safe, affordable, rejuvenating holiday experience in one of the world’s most unspoilt locations.
It has always boasted pristine wilderness, rugged mountain ranges, clean sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery and unique flora and fauna. Now there’s much more.
World-class experiences like Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Saffire at Freycinet and annual festivals like The Taste and Mona Foma have given a new edge to the Tasmanian visitor experience. Throw in an extraordinary restaurant scene, where talented chefs do their thing with some of best raw ingredients on the planet, and you have a world-class destination.
Iconic attractions include the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet Peninsula, Bay of Fires and the State’s five world heritage-listed convict sites, led by Port Arthur.
Tasmania has a rich built heritage from the convict era and has sensitively and successfully repurposed a number of historic buildings, such as Ritchie’s Mill in Launceston and Hobart’s Salamanca shopping, dining and market precinct and Henry Jones Art Hotel.
Tasmania’s compact size, stunning gourmet food and cool climate wine, unhurried lifestyle, refreshing climate and relaxed and welcoming locals combine to offer visitors an unforgettable time away from home.
For more information go to Discover Tasmania, the State’s official tourism website.