Tasmania Cricket Holidays
Discover Australia’s hidden gem known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas, largely protected within parks and reserves. This enchanting island is also famous for its friendly, helpful people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful wine and food and a haunting history evoked by spectacular convict-era ruins.
After what could be an exhilarating start to the Ashes, you’ve a few days to spare in Tasmania. While there you can visit the gorgeous Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, or enjoy phenomenal natural beauty in locations such as Cataract Gorge Reserve, Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay Lookout.
Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, sits on the River Derwent in Tasmania’s south. Explore the converted colonial warehouses of Salamanca and on Saturday’s there’s Salamanca Market, Tasmania’s most visited attraction. A short walk away is the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or a short ferry ride takes you to Mona, one of the world’s largest private collections of old and new art. In almost every direction from Hobart there is something to discover from stunning coastal scenery to the south, wineries to the east and World Heritage Wilderness to the west.
Launceston and the North
Tasmania’s north is a feast of historic streetscapes and heritage estates, rich farmland, premier cool-climate wines, fresh produce and a haven for designers and craft makers eager to talk about their work. The largest city in the region – and second largest in the state – is Launceston, a vibrant hub for food and wine and culture. There’s also a touch of wilderness with Cataract Gorge just a few minutes walk from the city centre. The city is located on the banks of the Tamar River and is the gateway to the Tamar Valley, a region where English conservatism sits happily alongside the unconventional and off beat.
Notes on visiting Tasmania
Adelaide Local Time
+9.5 Hours GMT
You require a valid passport and visa for the duration of stay
Highest Average: 23°
Lowest Average: 11°
Last updated July 19th, 2017