Tasmania is made up of five regions: Hobart, East Coast, Launceton, North West Coast and Western Wilderness. No matter where you visit, you will find lots to see and do. A holiday rental home in Tasmania will make you feel right at home and give you a comfortable home base for all of your adventures.
Each region offers a variety of activities to enjoy whilst on holiday to Tasmania. Here are a few examples. Hobart: Enjoy kayaking or go on a wildlife cruise for the chance to see dolphins and whales in their natural environment. East Coast: The beaches provide the chance for swimming, boating, diving and more. Go hiking in the rainforest where you may see a variety of wildlife. Launceton: See kangaroos and rare birds. See fur seals lounging in the sun or visit one of the local wineries. North West Coast: Go cycling along the shore or enjoy some sea kayaking for the chance to see dolphins frolicking in the sea. Take a river cruise for a unique perspective of this lovely region. Western Wilderness: Go fishing or mountain climbing on Mt. Ossa, the tallest mountain in Tasmania.
Here are some of the attractions available in each of the five regions. Hobart: Visit Port Arthur Historic site to learn about life as a prisoner in the 1800s. Also, see beautiful 200 year old oak trees. East Coast: Visit Freycinet National Park. Go SCUBA diving to see underwater shipwrecks or go hiking to see lovely waterfalls. Launceton: See many examples of Edwardian architecture. Visit the Gold Mining Museum and many nearby art galleries. North West Coast: Visit the limestone caves located at Mole Creek National Park. SCUBA divers will be amazed at the offerings as there are more than 70 shipwrecks located off the coast. Western Wilderness: Visit the Mining Museum which includes a miner’s cabin. See Montezuma Falls, which is the tallest waterfall in the country.
The weather in Tasmania varies based on the region. In the summer, which is from December through February, the average is 24° C, but it often cooler inland. During the winter, which is from June through July, the high temperatures range from 3° to 12° C. There is 1458 mm of rain annually in the western part of Tasmania and 2690 mm per year on the coast.
There are five major airports in Tasmania. They are Burnie Wynyard (BWT), Devonport (DPO), Hobart (HBA), Queenstown (UEE) and Smithton (SIO). Of course, which airport would be most convenient for you would depend on which region that you plan to visit.