Alongside Tasmania's superb natural beauty and rich history, the growing arts culture and food scene mean we have more to offer visitors than ever before. The Lonely Planet explore some of these attractions on their website.

See even more of our beautiful state with a great range of tours and activities. Go whale watching, walk in the canopy of a temperate rain forest, hike into glorious Wineglass Bay or visit some of the tallest standing trees in Australia in the mysterious Styx Valley. You can be as active or as relaxed as you like, with fully guided tours on the water or by road available to many destinations. 

If you prefer doing it yourself, just call into one of the helpful Visitor Information Centres for maps and recommendations. 

Check the Tasmanian Events Calendar here for popular summer festivals and shows around the state.