Wilderness, food trails and heritage define Australia’s smallest state

Tasmania is Australia’s smallest state in terms of both area and population – about 500,000 people call the island home – but this doesn’t mean it’s lacking in things to see and do. The tourism landscape combines natural beauty with heritage, food and wine, coastal vistas and rolling hills. Wildlife is abundant and the museums here are among the best in the country.

Steeped in both heritage and modern culture, Hobart in the south is Tasmania’s capital. Surrounding the city are rolling hills reminiscent of Tuscany, which can be given a closer look on trips to Tasmania’s second city, Launceston in the north. Launceston has its own fair share of attractions and it offers easy access to the varied wilderness experiences available at Tasmania’s national parks.