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One Day In Tasmania

Planning a Tasmania holiday? Or perhaps you are visiting Tasmania for other reasons?

Whatever brings you here, you might be wondering what sorts of enjoyable activities are available. Never fear, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Tasmania.

Here are some suggestions:

Taste the local produce

Thanks to the climate, Tasmania's food and wine are pretty outstanding. Not only do you get to enjoy delighful local produce, you also get the chance to meet the makers and growers.

Here are just some of the tasty treats on offer in Tasmania:

  • salmon
  • wine
  • cheeses
  • fruit and fruit products (like jams)
  • chocolates
  • beers
  • whisky
  • organic goods

On your Tasmania holiday, make sure you take the time to stop for a taste of the local produce.

Like the time I made an unexpected stop at Kate's Berry Farm...

Yup, always allow yourself time for that unscheduled visit to tuck into some good food and drink!

Go bushwalking

Now we're talking about one of my favourite past-times.

In fact, over the years I've gathered some bushwalking tips which I've put together just for you.

Tasmania is one of the world's most popular walking destinations. For the keen walker, there is a wide range of landscapes to enjoy. On a bush walk you might find yourself looking at a magnificent beach or admiring an alpine forest.

Facilities for walkers are excellent. There are free public huts, excellent campsites, visitor centres and superb walking paths.

Not a lot of time? No worries, there are plenty of short walks available. And even on the short walks there are spectacular views to be enjoyed. Include at least one short walk on your Tasmania holiday.

For example, the walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout is under 2 hours return. It had some of the best views I have ever seen on a walk, considering it wasn't very long.

How about a bush walk with a difference? What comes to your mind when you think of an "airwalk"? Same as what I thought about?

On the Tahune Airwalk I got to see a forest in a way that I never had before. And there are other special treats (like the Eagle Glide) in the area too.

The Airwalk itself is under 600 metres in length, so not a long walk at all. I do recommend it...

Only if you cope well with heights though!

This is the best site to visit to learn more about the National Parks in Tasmania.

Discover history on a walk

Thanks to Tasmania's rich history, you may find yourself learning more about the island's colourful past, while doing one of the many walks available.

For example, on a Launceston heritage walk, you get to find out more about the history of the lovely old buildings around the city centre. Just go to the Visitor Centre and pick up a brochure on the heritage walks.

Even on a bushwalk you may unexpectedly find yourself in the midst of a fascinating history lesson. Like the time I discovered the whaling history of Bruny Island on the Fluted Cape walk.

Go on a cruise

On your Tasmania holiday, you are very likely to be passing through Hobart and/or Launcestion. From either of these cities you can hop aboard a cruise traveling along the main river.

Aboard the Lady Launceston, I got the chance to learn more about Launceston's fascinating history, plus explore the beauty of the rivers.

You can also join cruises from other Tasmanian towns. Like the unforgettable Gordon River cruise I joined from Strahan.

Fancy a wildlife encounter on a cruise? How about viewing incredible rock formations? I got to experience all that on a brilliant Bruny Island eco-cruise.

A cruise is such a terrific way to slow down, relax and "enjoy the ride". And that's exactly what you should be doing on your Tasmania holiday.

Go fishing

Fishing in Tasmania has been described as top class. As with other activities in Tasmania, what's great about fishing here is you can try a range of fishing experiences all on one compact island.

Does fishing at a beach appeal to you? How about fishing for wild brown trout on a highland lake? Or maybe you prefer to cast a line for some bluefin tuna? How does saltwater flyfishing sound to you? Would you like to try your luck with hauling in flathead from a dinghy?

There are experienced guides available to help you make the most of your fishing experience. You may have some experience under your belt. You may be a newbie. Whatever the case may be, you must try the fishing in Tasmania.

Visit this website for more information on fishing in Tasmania including licence requirements,

Play golf

Imagine playing golf on surf beaches... Do clifftop holes with ocean views sound good to you? This is what Tasmania brings to your golf experience.

There are more than 80 golf courses waiting for you on your Tasmania holiday. Both 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses are available.

Whatever your preference, Tasmania has something unique on offer for golf lovers.

Visit this website for more information on playing golf in Tasmania including where the top courses are located.

Hang out with the wildlife

Your best wildlife shot

Do you welcome an opportunity to meet the local wildlife? I found that simply going on a bushwalk can bring you face to face with some of the Tasmanian wildlife. And not just one species either...

It's also a great idea to actually organise a visit with some of the local animals. For example, how does a penguin tour sound to you? I highly recommend the Bicheno Penguin tour - it was an enchanting experience that I will never forget...

See what others have shared

What about an encounter with Tasmanian devils on your Tasmania holiday? Now those are a little harder to spot in the wild. However you can still visit them in special parks like the Trowunna Wildlife Park.

But wait there's more...

Attend an event

Visit places of interest

Join a tour

Explore Tasmania's convict heritage

Discover Tasmania's aboriginal history


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