Some fun facts about Tasmania

Did you know, some of our group tours are just that good, people go twice?

They head off on their adventure, which is jam packed with places to see and things to do - and still want to come back for more.

It takes a pretty special place to do that.

Tasmania is one of them.

So I decided to put together some of my favourite things about this underrated part of our country. Some fun facts, some of the must do’s - some of the reasons why it’s special.

Getting there is half the fun

When you head off on our group tour to Tasmania, you get to set sail too!

The Spirit of Tasmania is an experience in itself.

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Yes, it’s got all the exciting things you’d expect from a cruise - lovely accommodation, excellent facilities, classy dining bars - even a cinema!

But, they go a step further - by bringing little pieces of local colour on board.

It really is the perfect way to be introduced to Tasmania.

Their ‘Flavours of Tassie’ showcase features some pretty delicious gourmet food.. You’ll get the chance to sample some of the state’s best cheeses, chocolates, beers, ciders and wines - and meet the producers who make them!

It’s also got live music with local artists - and a breathtaking view of the landscape upon arrival.

Untouched, unrivalled natural beauty

Did you know over forty per cent of Tasmania is protected in National Parks and World Heritage Sites? That’s nearly half of its land!

It’s not surprising then, that Tasmania was the founding place of the first environmental political party in the world.

Our tour includes a World Heritage Cruise down the Gordon River, one of the most scenic and sought after cruises in the state.

We explore some completely untouched wilderness areas and also some fascinating aspects of Tasmania’s convict past.

We also visit the Cradle Mountain National Park, the Derwent Valley and the Wild Rivers National Park. And I’d even go as far as saying there’s a 90% chance you’ll get to see snow on Cradle Mountain. I would put money on it.

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We make sure you see the most important natural wonders Tasmania has to offer, because we have done this… many times before. We know the must sees. And each one is such a unique experience.

The great thing? There’s always room for more.

A culture like no other

Tasmania has cleverly embraced and enhanced it’s strengths, and turned them into memorable encounters for tourists.

The place is a melting pot of amazing historical sites, art exhibitions - and ‘foodie’ experiences.

In July 2010, a total of 11 Australian convict sites were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Five of these are found in Tasmania, and we make sure you get to see some of them on our tour.

Meantime, the Wall in the Wilderness is… absolutely magnificent. You don’t have to be an art lover to appreciate it’s appeal.

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If you’re not familiar with it, the creator Greg Duncan has carved the history of hardship and the perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands, in 100 metres of timber.

There is nothing like it anywhere in Australia.

The there’s… the food. Spend the day visiting all the sights and sounds, top it all off with a delicious meal.

The food and wine industry in Tassie is booming. It’s all about fresh produce and the paddock to plate experience.

They’ve got farmers markets, roadside stalls, adorable local eateries, cheap and cheerful pubs - as well as high-end bars and restaurants. The entire food industry is all about promoting local products and utilising the unique aspects of the region.

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My personal favourite - the scallop pie. While it’s definitely not ‘high end’ - it’s just in a league of its own. I’d head down there any day of the week for one of those pies.

Not to mention, the cool climate wines are some of the best in the country.

Can you think of anything better?

See what the fuss is about

Don’t just take our word for it - come and see it for yourself.

We can organise everything for you. Our itinerary is one of the best in the business.

We cover as many of the basics as we can - and make sure there’s plenty of variety. It helps when there’s just so much to choose from.

Give us a call if that scallop pie sounds up your alley.