Discover a place where the unexpected roams, the extraordinary abounds and the everyday is anything but. Tasmania awaits.
Want some local’s tips on fresh island eats? Tassie writer Alice Hansen serves up a roving menu of hunger-sorters, from pizza out of a disco ball oven to coastal fare whipped up by a celebrity chef. Come feast with us.
The Northern Lights have been described as a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky. Many have made the pilgrimage to Norway to sit beneath the Arctic sky in wonder, but few realise its southern equal, the Aurora Australis, can be seen from Tasmania.
Got someone you’re rather in love with? Why not whisk that special someone away for a few days at the world’s edge, reconnect in a wilderness tub, frolic about on your own private island or cosy up in a re-loved west coast fishing shack.
Tasmania’s wilderness provides a safe haven for an extraordinary array of wildlife found nowhere else in the world. The island is the only place you can see a Tasmanian devil, eastern quoll, pademelon, spotted-tailed quoll and bettong in the wild. Come September, the cute and cuddly factor is dialed up a notch as their adorable spring babies become more adventurous, exploring beyond the pouch.
Gin. It’s on everyone’s lips. Those in the know frequent cocktail bars with dedicated gin libraries. Others tap into gin-making masterclasses. Tassie’s gin scene is firing up and winter is the time to find a cosy bar and a new fave tipple. Visit our local distillers, from elegant estates to a fellow turning sheep’s whey into awarded spirits. Here are our top picks of where to sip Tassie gin this winter.