16 Places & Activities You Need to Add To Your Tasmania Itinerary

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Tasmania is made up of 334 islands and is an isolated island-state off Australia’s south coast. This serene island-state is great for a short trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Australia, with renowned wines, freshly shucked oysters, adorable wildlife, and the best fish and chips.

Unique and stunning rock formations, calming blue oceans, the freshest seafood you can find, Tasmania offers some of the richest experiences for visitors to delve into for the most relaxing getaway trip.

Here’s what we love.

Wineglass Bay

Photo Credit: East Coast Tasmania


Crystal clear emerald blue waters, the whitest and finest sands to squish between your toes, tree-lined mountains to fill your sight and the bluest skies overhead without a cloud in the sky.

Wineglass Bay is a magical place that transports you to a fantasy-like world away from our hectic reality to forget about our worries for a momentary bliss.

Bay of Fires

Photo Credit: Free Two Roam


Stop by Binalong Bay to explore the small town and grab a satisfying meal before heading towards the Bay of Fires, where there are clear blue waters as far as the eye can see.

The Bay of Fires has unique orange-tinged granite, which contrasts against the mesmerising blues of the water and sky beautifully for the most wondrous sight.

Tamar Valley

Photo Credit: Free Two Roam


At Tamar Valley, there are over 20 vineyards for wine connoisseurs to explore the diversity of renowned Tasmanian wines.

The drive here provides a scenic landscape as well, with luscious pastures and orchards where you can pick up some fresh produce from too!

Bruny Island


If you are spending your time at Hobart and are limited on time, take a nearby ferry over to Bruny Island, which is about 50 kilometres long with some of the best attractions to spend your day.

A must-see attraction at Bruny Island is The Neck, which is a narrow area of land that connects the northern and southern parts of Bruny Island. Take a walk on the boardwalk and climb up to the lookout point with a bird’s eye view of the rewarding landscape of the two separate water bodies and the narrow greenery between it.

Do not miss out on visiting the local produce in Bruny Island either with premium cheeses and rich chocolates for you to indulge in.

Get Shucked Oyster Farm


You cannot leave Tasmania without trying the seafood! Head over to Get Shucked Oyster Farm on Bruny Island, where they offer the freshest oysters on the island cooked in the best possible ways.

Even if you aren’t a fan of the briny taste of oysters, you have to give Get Shucked a chance, the oysters are so fresh that it truly tastes like the ocean.

Get Shucked
1735 Bruny Island Main Rd,
Great Bay TAS 7150, Australia
Daily: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Drunken Admiral

Photo Credit: Drunken Admiral


Australia, arguably, has the best fish and chips in the world. Some of the freshest seafood produce in Australia is sourced from Tasmania, thus it is needless to say that the eateries on the island serve up some of the tastiest fish and chips.

Drunken Admiral takes the best quality of seafood and prepares them with the most finesse. The fish and chips at Drunken Admiral will spoil all the others for you, with some of the highest quality of fresh fish served with a golden-brown crispy batter.

The restaurant is popular amongst visitors and locals, due to the extensive gourmet menu, as well as the pirate-themed furnishings. Make a booking in advance if you’re planning a visit.

17/19 Hunter St,
Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Daily: 5pm – 10pm

Hobart Waterfront


The city of Hobart is the capital of Tasmania with a gorgeous port filled with cruise ships and yachts docked.

Take a slow stroll and relax in the serenity of the waterfront along the pier, allowing yourself to forget about your worries for a moment and focus on the beautiful colours reflected on the waters. You might even spot a curious local sea lion swimming close to the shore if you are lucky!

Salamanca Market

Photo Credit: Salamanca Market


Every Saturday, the Salamanca Market is open right by Hobart’s waterfront at the iconic Salamanca Place. Another attraction you definitely should not miss out on, Salamanca Market is Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction, having won several awards.

The market is made up of friendly Tasmanian stall owners selling their locally-made products including jewellery, clothing, beauty care, organic produce as well as wines, bread, cheese and hunger-inducing hot foods.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Photo Credit: Discover Tasmania


Boasting 6,500 species and variants of plants, as well as 14 hectares of land, is the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Loved by local families for how spacious it is for their children to run around and enjoy being out in nature, this garden has a magical atmosphere much like those in the fairy tales. Wander around the numerous stunning gardens, lounge on the benches, or take a nap on the plush grass.

Tasmanian Devil

Photo Credit: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary


Our favourite way to observe wildlife in Australia is by visiting the animal sanctuaries, where passionate teams of people with similar interests work together to conserve and take care of the wildlife and educate the community surrounding them.

There is no better way to meet Tasmanian Devils than at an animal sanctuary in Tasmania itself! The animal sanctuaries also have many local wildlife species to learn about, including Koalas for you to interact with.

Mount Wellington


Mount Wellington has one of the best views in all of Australia. The landscape will leave you filled with awe and amazement as you take in every detail of the blue skies with scattered fluffy clouds meeting the blue oceans and tree-lined mountains.

Photos do not do this view justice; you will have to check it out to believe us!

Mount Field National Park


Breathe in the fresh temperate air laced with the scent of refreshing eucalyptus at Mount Field National Park, which is one of Tasmania’s most well-loved and oldest parks. Visit the Russell Falls or Horseshoe falls and observe the majestic waterfalls and enjoy the soothing sounds of rushing water.

Museum of Old and New Art MONA

Photo Credit: Discover Tasmania


The Museum of Old and New Art is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest privately funded museum. Just as its name suggests, the museum is home to both traditional and modern art that circle around dark and controversial themes.

The collection here includes ancient Egyptian mummies as well as contemporary art with hidden messages. Art and history lovers should not miss out on a chance to visit this private museum.

655 Main Rd,
Berriedale TAS 7011, Australia
Mon, Wed to Sun: 10am – 5pm
(Closed on Tuesday)

Hastings Cave

Photo Credit: Discover Tasmania


Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs offer visitors a diversity of experiences to spend their day, from exploring the magnificent structure of Newdegate Cave to unwinding in the warm waters of the thermal springs pool, and even trekking in the enthralling forests.

Richmond Bridge Tasmania

Photo Credit: On The Convict Trail


25 kilometres north-east of Hobart, Richmond is a town in Tasmania known for their well-preserved Georgian architecture, charming tea shops and craft boutiques as well as delicious food and wine.

The Richmond Bridge is a historic arch bridge that is the oldest stone span bridge in Australia and was constructed using convict labour till its completion in 1825. Surrounding the bridge is stunning greenery which makes the location look like it came straight out of the Tolkien books!

Port Arthur Tasmania

Photo Credit: Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania


Both a historic site and a village, Port Arthur’s has some of the most interesting historic stories to be told as it was previously a convict settlement.

As cited on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Port Arthur is one of the “best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.”