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Your weekend in Tasmania

Planning a weekend away in Tasmania? With Easter and the school holidays fast approaching, here are our top experiences for a long weekend.

Bruny Island

On the edge of the Southern Ocean, discover what this wild island has to offer.

Location: 1hr 35mins from Hobart, including ferry.

  1. Head up to the Truganini Lookout at The Neck

  2. Walk the stunning Cape Queen Elizabeth Track

  3. Take a scenic Wilderness Cruise around the island

  4. Indulge in the local produce at Bruny Island Cheese or Get Shucked Oysters

  5. Tour the Cape Bruny Lighthouse

The island's incredible produce bounty is showcased.
Tasman Peninsula

You'll want to come back for more after immersing yourself in the spectacular scenery, local delicacies and heritage sites.

Location: 1hr 30mins from Hobart.

  1. Visit the Port Arthur Historical Site

  2. Take in the spectacular coastline with a Wilderness Cruise

  3. Hike around the rugged cliffs

  4. Check out the Port Arthur Lavendar Farm

  5. Savour the local gin at McHenry Distillery

Waterfall Bay near Eagle Hawk Neck

Credit: Wayne Painter


Nestled along the East Coast, this beachside town certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to local seafood.

Location: 2hrs 30mins from Hobart and 2hrs from Launceston.

  1. Visit East Coast Natureworld

  2. See the Bicheno Blowhole

  3. Indulge in fresh seafood at The Lobster Shack

  4. Discover what all the talk is about at Waubs Harbour Whisky

  5. Walk or camp at the Douglas Apsley National Park

Beach walk at Bicheno

Credit: Wendy Fehlberg


Take a trip up north to experience the heritage streetscapes, wilderness adventures and an abundance of foodie destinations.

Location: 2hrs 25mins from Hobart.

  1. Hop between the Tamar Valley wineries, Joesph Chromy Wines and Tamar Ridge

  2. Take a swim at the Cataract Gorge

  3. Visit the Harvest Market

  4. Dine out in style at Stillwater or Black Cow Bistro

  5. Explore the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Penny Royal Adventures offers lots to do for kids both big and small.

Everything really is only a stones throw away. From walks in the wilderness and exploring the art culture to endless dining choices, you really won't want to leave this city.

Location: 2hrs 25mins from Launceston.

  1. Check out the weekend markets at Salamanca and Farm Gate

  2. Expect the unexpected at Mona Museum

  3. Climb kunanyi/Mt Wellington

  4. Taste the local produce at Fico, Templo or Pigeon Whole Bakers

  5. Sample some local beer at Cascade Brewery

Snow-capped Mt Wellington

Credit: Damian Murphy