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Hobart & Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state about 250 kilometres (150 miles) south of the state of Victoria, across Bass Strait. It is approximately 68,000 sq Km ( approximately the size of Ireland) in area and is the smallest state of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The capital, Hobart, is in the south of the island at latitude 42.5 degrees south. Maximum temperatures in winter average 12 degrees C, and in summer average 21.5 degrees C. The mild temperate climate make the summer months ideal for outdoor activity. Tasmania operates under Australian Eastern Standard time and applies daylight saving in summer.

Hobart is on the Derwent River, has one of the world’s finest deep water harbours and the majestic Mt Wellington in the background. The population of the Hobart metropolitan area is 194,000.

Tasmania

Tasmania MapOne of the most popular ways to see the Tasmania is to hire a car and drive yourself.

In the west, there are extended treks to explore parts of the remaining Tasmanian wilderness.

See this map of Tasmania with towns
and regional information
or go direct to accommodation and tours around Hobart and Tasmania

 Life & Community

What’s On Events and things to do including cinemas, theatres, museums and historic attractions, general attractions and festivals around Tasmania.

Keep up with the latest news & current affairs and political and lobby groups in Tasmania.

Community Groups & Services links to local organisations, interest groups, and services

Shop: Gifts and Hampers for delivery to Hobart and Tasmania

Moving to Tasmania useful links for anyone planning to move to Tasmania.

Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from HobartGrand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart ( Instant Confirmation from Viator)
Commences at Hobart
Set off on a full day trip from Hobart and discover Port Arthur Convict Site, Tasman National Park and the Isle of the Dead! Suitable for the whole family, you'll enjoy a guided walking tour of Port Arthur and a scenic cruise to the Isle of the Dead where you'll be amazed at the magnitude of the Devils Kitchen. see more info and booking details from Viator

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