Tasmania travel ideas: Explore Hobart, Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and the West Coast

Researching a visit to Tasmania? Get inspired by this episode of the Tour the World travel TV series, as we join Evergreen Tours on a 10-day journey of discovery around Tassie. Highlights include Hobart and the Salamanca Market, Port Arthur, Bicheno, Stanley and Strahan for a cruise on the majestic Gordon River...

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Top things to see and do in Tasmania – Tour the World TV

Looking for ideas for things to see and do in Tasmania? In this episode of the Tour the World travel TV series, we’re on the road a little closer to home, on a fabulous tour around our very own ‘Tas-mazia’.

It’s hard to believe that so much could be packed into one small island, but Tasmania punches well above its weight as a travel destination.

If you’re planning a visit to the region, this episode of Tour the World with Evergreen Tours — hosted by The Big Bus tour and travel guide’s editor Adam Ford — is packed with Tasmania travel ideas and inspiration, including culture, dining, history, shopping and relaxation must-sees and dos.

Whether you plan to travel with a tour group or independently, in this episode you’ll get information about Hobart, the fascinating Port Arthur Historic Site, majestic Freycinet and Cradle Mountain National Parks, the picturesque fishing port of Stanley, and the historic town of Strahan on the rugged west coast.

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Tasmania travel ideas: Port Arthur Historic Site. Image: Adam Ford


In this video we set off from Hobart — Australia’s second oldest capital city — which is packed with a wealth of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

On our way up the East Coast, we explore picturesque towns and historic sites — including Richmond and Port Arthur. We also pay a visit to the superb Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet the furry locals, including some cute koalas and feisty Tassie Devils.

Our next stop is the beautiful Tamar Valley and the town of Beaconsfield — infamous for the mining disaster of 2006. Then it’s on to the fabulous Cradle Mountain — Lake St Clair National Park to enjoy a walk in this world-renowned natural landscape.

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Tasmania travel ideas: Cradle Mountain National Park. Image: Photodune


The tour winds its way over to the wild and woolly west coast, where we cruise up the mighty Gordon River. Then it’s back to Hobart in time for the weekly Salamanca Market.

If you have questions about any of the Tasmania travel ideas or experiences featured in this episode, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Five more tours we love

3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston — Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain

Cover the three main highlights of any visit to Tasmania — historic Port Arthur, stunning Freycinet National Park and world-famous Cradle Mountain – in just three days! You’ll also visit a range of other regional highlights along the way. You book your own accommodation to suit your budget and style, and the tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off each day. Save money and see more!

3-Day Cradle Mountain Photography Workshop

Cradle Mountain National Park is one of Australia’s most stunning natural landscapes, and a photographer’s dream destination. Join this fabulous photography tour for the chance to shoot your own incredible images. Highlights include two sunsets and sunrises at Dove Lake and the chance to photograph the wombats at Cradle.

Great Walks of Australia: 4-Day Freycinet Experience Walk

Walk the majestic Freycinet Peninsula on this award-winning four-day experience — one of the acclaimed Great Walks of Australia. You’ll see white sandy beaches, secluded coves and plenty of wildlife. Spend each night at Friendly Beaches Lodge, which is perfectly integrated into the natural surroundings.

5-Day Tasmania West Coast Camping Tour: Hobart to Launceston – Including Mount Field National Park, Tarkine and Cradle Mountain

The wild and wooly west coast of Tasmania is a place of spectacular natural beauty. On this tour you’ll explore Mount Field National Park, the controversial Tarkine wilderness and Cradle Mountain National Park over five amazing days. Enjoy lots of close encounters with wildlife along the way.

7-Day Tasmanian Highlights Tour from Hobart – Including Bruny Island, Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay and Bay of Fires

This seven-day journey is the complete Tasmanian highlights package. It combines the very best of Tassie’s natural landscapes — including magnificent Bruny Island — with the convict history of Port Arthur and so much more.

Do you have any Tasmania travel ideas to suggest? We would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

Additional images: Bigstock

This episode of Tour the World was produced by Late Night Media Productions, under a co-production agreement with Peppercorn Productions, publisher of The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Copyright © Late Night Media Productions.


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