Explore Tasmania's diverse and beautiful regionsLaunceston and NorthHeritage estates, rich farmland, premium cool-climate wines and some of the best mountain biking in the worldExplore tasmania's northEast CoastA spectacular 220 kilometre coastal drive with beautiful beaches, breathtaking ocean views, historic sites, small friendly towns and accessible national parksExplore tasmania's East CoastNorth WestClassic coastal touring with food trails leading to beautiful national parks and nature reservesExplore tasmania's north westHobart and SouthArt, heritage, wilderness, waterways and wildlife are all here in Tasmania's southExplore tasmania's southWest CoastWorld-famous wilderness rich in convict heritage, stunning national parks and historic mining townsExplore tasmania's west coastKing IslandSurrounded by rugged coastline with famously good produce and some of the cleanest air in the worldExplore King IslandFlinders IslandThe ultimate escape with natural beauty and plenty of local attractionsExplore Flinders IslandDestinations
Explore Tasmania's regions, each with its own unique appealStart exploring tasmania
Drive times on Tasmania's major routesDevonportArrival and departure point to Melbourne for the Spirit of Tasmania sea shipLauncestonTasmania's second largest city and located in the Tamar ValleyHobartThe state capital and Tasmania's most populated cityBurnieA major port city on Tasmania's north-west coastStrahanThe largest town on Tasmania's west coast - population 640St HelensThe largest town on Tasmania's east coastDrive Times Start exploring tasmania
Around forty per cent of Tasmania is protected in national parks and reservesRocky CapeRocky Cape National Park is full of surprises – from big views across Bass Strait to the bright wildflowers of its coastal heathlandsSavage RiverA wilderness region that protects the largest contiguous area of cool temperate rainforest surviving in AustraliaCradle Mountain Lake St ClairIts ancient rainforests and alpine heaths are home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle MountainFranklin-Gordon Wild RiversWild by nature, wild by name, with dramatic mountain peaks, spectacular gorges and world-famous rivers running through the heart of the Tasmanian wildernessSouthwestThe heart of the Tasmanian wilderness with some of the finest and most remote wilderness found anywhere in the worldNarawntapuA peaceful coastal refuge with inlets, small islands, wetlands, dunes and lagoons – and an amazing variety of plants and animalsMole Creek KarstHome to the most spectacular accessible caves in Tasmania, featuring superb stalactites, stalagmites and columns, glow worms, subterranean streams and cathedral-like cavernsWalls of JerusalemPart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is dominated by alpine vegetation and endemic conifer forests amid a high plateau of dolerite peaksMt FieldStunning vistas, great walks, abundant wildlife and excellent visitor facilitiesHartz MountainsA window into the South West Wilderness, offering great walks and stunning views of remote mountain rangesStrzeleckiA wild and remote sanctuary for rare species in a spectacular coastal and mountain landscapeMt WilliamMt William features sparkling granite boulders covered with bright orange lichen, long sandy beaches and clear, blue seasBen LomondThe mountain of Ben Lomond, with its imposing and precipitous cliffs is visible over much of the northern midlands of TasmaniaDouglas ApsleyDeep river gorges and waterfalls, dry eucalypt forest and colourful heathlands overlooked by a dolerite-capped plateauFreycinetHome to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlifeMaria IslandA natural wildlife sanctuary and off-shore retreat with historic ruins, sweeping bays, dramatic cliffs and plenty of stories to tellTasmanA place of dramatic beauty and natural diversity famous for its soaring sea cliffs, monumental rock formations, and the Port Arthur Historic SiteSouth BrunyA spectacular landscape of towering sea cliffs and coastline wrapped around a lush natural rainforest sanctuary for wildlifeNational Parks Start exploring tasmania
Enjoy exploring Tasmania with a selection of our best self-drive itinerariesSelf-drive itineraries Start exploring tasmaniaTasmania's compelling convict heritage is officially recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganisationBrickendonOne of Tasmania's oldest farming properties, settled in 1824WoolmersAustralia's finest example of a pioneer farm of the early 1800sTasmanian Wilderness World Heritage AreaAlmost a fifth of the state has World Heritage ListingDarlington Probation StationDarlington Probation Station was a convict penal settlement from 1825 to 1832, then later a convict probation station during the last phase of convict management in eastern AustraliaCoal Mines Historic SiteSituated on the Tasman Peninsula, this was Tasmania’s first operational mine and a place of convict punishmentPort Arthur Historic SiteOne of Australia's most significant heritage areas, with more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes dating from the prison’s establishment in 1830World Heritage Start exploring tasmania
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- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_convict-trail.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/convicttrailA fascinating journey rich in convict history and natural beautyConvict Trail
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_cradle-country.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/cradle-countryFrom the North Coast’s patchwork agricultural hinterland to Cradle Mountain on the edge of Tasmania's World Heritage WildernessCradle Country
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_east-coast-escape.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/eastcoastA dramatic coastal drive that takes in Maria Island, Freycinet National Park and the beaches of the Bay of FiresGreat Eastern Drive
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_great-nature-trail.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/northwestOne of Australia’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal drives with spectacular national parks, abundant wildlife and maritime experiencesNorth West Coast
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_great-western-tiers-2.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/westerntiersA place of diverse beauty with spectacular natural features, history and heritageGreat Western Tiers
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_heritage-highway.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/heritagehighwayExplore charming Georgian villages, historic pastoral properties and enjoy the history of the place and its peopleHeritage Highway
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_huon-trail.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/huonA variety of landscapes, from the waters of the tranquil Huon River to the magnificent forests of the Hartz MountainsHuon Trail
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_north-east-trail.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/northeastDiscover Vineyards and rich farming areas contrasted with forests and stretches of beautiful unspoilt beachesNorth East Trail
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_rivers-run.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/derwentA scenic journey past tranquil rivers, rolling hills and valleys to rugged mountain wilderness and giant forestsDerwent Valley and Beyond
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_tamar-valley.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/tamarvalleyExplore the majestic Tamar River from Launceston to Bass Strait as it meanders through the heart of vineyard country, past orchards, scenic pastures and forestsTamar Valley
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_west-coast-wilderness-way.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/westcoastOn from Cradle Mountain, explore World Heritage Wilderness and Tasmania's mining and convict pastWest Coast Wilderness
- https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/explore/touring-routes/images/map_touring_routes_coast-to-coast.pnghttps://www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/coasttocoastCombines the best of all our touring routes in a touring holiday you'll never forgetCoast to Coast
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- Getting here
As Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only. Get easy travel information to make all your journeys in Tasmania hassle free.
- Getting around
With good roads, few freeway or motorways and scenic views wherever you go, getting around Tasmania is part of the fun
- Business and conventions
Business and conventions
Business and conventions
For somewhere truly different, consider holding you next conference or event in Tasmania. Get easy travel information to make all your journeys in Tasmania hassle free.
- Equal access
Many Tasmanian accommodation providers are equipped to cater for people with disabilities and their carers. Get easy travel information from Discover Tasmania.
- Biosecurity requirements
Tasmania has some of the world's most stringent quarantine regulations. Get easy travel information to make all your journeys in Tasmania hassle free.
- Working holidays
If you're visiting from overseas, why not make some extra money, meet fellow travellers and get to know our island on a working holiday.
- Local specialists
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- Overseas travellers
Information for travellers entering Australia on a foreign passport. Get easy travel information to make all your journeys in Tasmania hassle free.
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Visitor Information Centres
Visitor Information Centres
Drop in and get advice, maps and ideas or book your next adventure or overnight stay. Get easy travel information to make all your journeys in Tasmania hassle free.
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