Tasmania is a place to be explored, and loved, and enjoyed.

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Tasmania is renowned for its beautiful wilderness and clean, green lifestyle. With beaches, forests, and bushwalking from coast to coast, it is a nature lover’s dream. But this buzzing little island is also home to a thriving food, arts, music, and theatre culture. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, a food-lover, or just enjoy spending time peacefully reading a good book, Tasmania is a place to be explored.

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Richmond Bridge

Richmond Historic Town

Visit Australia’s oldest bridge – the Richmond Bridge – and Australia’s best-preserved Colonial Gaol – the Richmond Gaol. Explore the Richmond Maze, and browse the many heritage buildings, shops featuring art and souvenirs, and the lolly shop full of delicious treats!

 

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Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market

Discover some hidden delights in the many arcades and alleys of Hobart’s Salamanca Place. The cobblestone street on the city’s waterfront is one of Tasmania’s best known landmarks, and is filled with art galleries, theatres, cafes, craft shops and restaurants, as well as an historic sandstone staircase – the Kelly Steps- and St. David’s Park. On Saturdays Salamanca Place is bustling with local foods, arts and crafts at Salamanca Market.

http://www.salamanca.com.au/

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Performance at the Taste of Tasmania

Taste of Tasmania

The Taste of Tasmania is a food-lover’s paradise. Held annually on Hobart’s waterfront on Princes Wharf No.1, Parliament House Lawns and Salamanca Lawns from the 28th December until the 3rd January, the Taste brings together providers of Tasmania’s beautiful food, wines, music and street performances.

http://www.thetasteoftasmania.com.au/

 

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Port Arthur Historic Site. Image Courtesy of Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

Port Arthur Historic Site

Delve into Tasmania’s history at the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Port Arthur site is a former convict settlement and penal colony formed on the Tasman Peninsula in the 1800s. The site is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas and includes ruins of the main penitentiary, church, and watch tower, set amongst 40 hectares of land.

http://www.portarthur.org.au/

 

Image Courtesy of Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy

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