Tasmania

Blessed with wide-open spaces and stunning wilderness, vibrant modern cities, dynamic arts traditions and a rich multicultural society, Australia is an incredible choose-you-own-adventure destination.

Set 500 km south of Melbourne, the island state of Tasmania boasts eye-opening art, world-class wines and gourmet produce, rare wildlife and some of Australia’s most untouched, uncrowded wilderness.

This is an isolated, intriguing land of craggy mountains and ancient rainforests, wild rivers, white-sand beaches and lonely islands. Such a diversity of outstanding landscapes demands venturing out to discover by foot, bike or paddle.

With four of the eight Great Walks of Australia found here in Tasmania, as well as many other spectacular treks, this is a true hiker’s paradise. Hike the incredible Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Freycinet Experience Walk or Maria Island Walk; tackle our challenging South Coast Track or Frenchman’s Cap Trek; or complete the classic Overland Track.

Discover the rugged alpine landscapes of the Walls of Jerusalem, hike through ancient temperate rainforests in the Tarkine; cycle the stunning scenery of the east coast or raft the wild waters and deep gorges of the Franklin River.

Whether you love to hike, bike, kayak, canyon, climb or snowshoe; if it’s an easy day walk, a demanding full-pack trek, an inspiring photography excursion or an exciting family adventure that you’re after; our innovative range of adventures is designed to get you deep into the heart of this incredible state. Join us as we explore Tasmania’s wild reaches!


 

Tasmania's weather is notoriously changeable.

Temperatures are among the lowest in Australia, but it's a beautiful place to experience the changing seasons, such as autumn colours, which is not common on the mainland.

In summertime Tasmanian daytime temperatures can reach the 30°C’s, but are more regularly in the 20°C’s

Rain and cool evenings - even snow - are possible at anytime in Tasmania, even in summer.

In Hobart, average daily temperatures vary, on average, from a minimum of 12.6°C (55°F) to a maximum of 22.2°C (72°F) in January; to a minimum of 4.9°C (41°F) to a maximum of 12.3°C (54°F) in July.

In Launceston, average daily temperatures vary, on average from a minimum of 12°C (55°F) to a maximum of 23°C (73°F) in January; to a minimum of 2°C (36°F) to a maximum of 12°C (54°F) in July. Unlike other parts of Tasmania, Launceston rarely receives snow.



Walk Tasmania's Overland Track with Tasmanian Expeditions