Youth experiences - Tasmania
Tasmania, or ‘Tassie’ as its affectionately known by locals, is capturing hearts left, right and centre as a quirky, diverse, must-see destination.
Tasmania is filling stomachs with an array of gourmet food and satisfying even the most intrepid traveller’s desire to explore the lesser known corners of Australia. It’s an island, off an island, at the edge of the world, with more than a third of its landmass protected in national parks and World Heritage areas. Yet Tasmania’s compactness means its spellbinding landscapes are easily accessible, and the scenery is as spectacular as it is diverse. A place where unique wildlife is a constant travel companion.
For the young, or young-at-heart, Tasmania is ideal for road trips and made for epic adventures. From the natural icons of Wineglass Bay in the East and Cradle Mountain in the West to the urban vibes of Hobart in the South and Launceston in the North.
Did someone say road trip or epic tour? Remote yet accessible locations and stunning wilderness make Tasmania a remarkable destination to explore by car.
The two icons of Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain offer spectacular views and an abundance of local wildlife – sure to give plenty of bragable photos for social media.
The cities of Hobart and Launceston provide urban vibes, hip restaurants, pubs and cafes – both within minutes of wilderness playgrounds.
Over a third of Tasmania's diverse and ancient landscape is protected as national parks or World Heritage listed wilderness, offering fantastic outdoor experiences on land, in the water and in the air.
Tasmania is an island at the edge of the world where accommodation is as varied and unique as the island itself. Accommodation options range from boutique chic hotels to traditional hostels to country style pubs. But it’s not all about the type of place to stay in, it is also about the surrounding spellbinding landscape and raw natural beauty.
Tasmania is ripe for food lovers and is home to some of the finest artisan produce in Australia. With a relatively small population, getting to know the locals is easy and Tasmanian producers are always ready for a chat. Visit a winery, meet the wine maker. Eat out at restaurants, bars and cafes and the staff will know where the produce has come from and often know the producer.
When we talk about friendly locals, we aren’t just talking about the human-kind. Known to have the cleanest air in the world, Tasmania’s pristine environment is home to an abundance of wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. With few natural predators, local wildlife aren’t shy, so keep the camera handy.
Tasmania is known for its wilderness and wildlife, but it also knows how to keep folk entertained in the evening.
In addition to vibrant urban vibes in the cities of Hobart and Launceston, Tasmania is known for its cutting edge cultural events and festivals, providing an opportunity to immerse in local culture and find out what makes this creative and innovative little island tick.