Wilderness, food trails and heritage in Australia’s island 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 little island punches above its weight, combining natural beauty with heritage, food and wine, coastal vistas and rolling hills. Wildlife is abundant and the museums here are among the country's best.

Steeped in both a fascinating history and dynamic modern culture, Hobart in the south is Tasmania’s capital. Surrounding the city are rolling hills reminiscent of Tuscany, where some of the state's best wines are produced. You can explore and sample the state's famed local produce on a trip 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.