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Visiting Tasmania

Tasmania is a magical island full of hidden secrets, so why not extend your stay? Delve into the rich history and heritage of our island state. Enjoy our crystal clear air, spectacular scenery, awe-inspiring wilderness and gorgeous seascapes. Sample wonderful fresh produce, stunning seafood, boutique wines and beers.

As a cruising destination, Tasmania offers excellent marinas, sheltered waters and beaches you’ll have all to yourself. Visit the wooden boat building community at Franklin, just 40 minutes south of Hobart or look in to Devonport and Stanley on the north coast for picturesque scenery and strong maritime heritage.

By road, there are dozens of locations to visit, including the beautiful East Coast, the wine trails of the Coal River and Tamar Valleys and stunning Cradle Mountain.

Hobart is a capital city steeped in history with a vibrant, modern culture. Enjoy a visit to the famous Salamanca Markets, fine dining restaurants, heritage architecture and lively pubs. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the staggering Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) at Berriedale, just 20 minutes north of the city.

For more touring ideas, see the Tourism Tasmania website

Tasmanian Biosecurity

Tasmania is protected by very strict biosecurity regulations which are in place to protect our unique island fauna, flora and food industries. Please visit our Biosecurity page for further information and checklists for visitors.

All travellers, whether arriving by air or by sea, are subject to close inspection to prevent imported pests and diseases. Please cooperate with Biosecurity Officers – you will find them helpful and informative, especially if you have checked the rules in advance. Particularly stringent rules apply to private vessels arriving by sea or by ferry, and to pets and foodstuffs aboard them. Don’t run the risk of hefty on-the-spot fines – check the regulations carefully before you leave home!