Tasmania

Tasmania is separated from mainland Australia by Bass Strait and is the smallest state in Australia. The capital, Hobart, was founded in 1804 as a penal colony, and is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney. One-fifth of Tasmania is covered by national parks and wilderness areas. It is one of the world’s most mountainous islands whose geology reflects Australia’s connection millions of years ago with Antarctica.

Since Tasmania is an island with no place more than 115 kilometres from the sea, its climate is classified as mild temperate maritime. Summers are mild and rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, although the winter months are the wettest. Because of its latitude, the seasons are much more evident in Tasmania than the rest of Australia. Hobart has four distinct seasons. The warmest months, January and February, are also the driest with average temperatures of around 21°C. While exposed to the southerly winds from the Antarctic, Hobart is protected by Mt Wellington from the worst weather.

Soak up history on Hobart’s riverfront cobblestone streets and wind through the Coal Valley’s cool-climate wineries. Lose your breath at Wineglass Bay and discover shipwrecks and diamonds on Flinders Island. Walk over Cataract Gorge, a dramatic wilderness in the heart of Launceston, or head to the World Heritage-listed wilderness that makes up 20 per cent of the island. See your face in Dove Lake and trek the Overland Track in Cradle-Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, wander through dark Gondwanan rainforest Southwest National Park and watch two wild rivers tumble through valleys as one in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. As well as rugged and ancient natural beauty, Tasmania has a thriving creative culture, a rich history of convicts, piners, miners and whalers and fabulous food and wine.

Information on domestic consumers, including tourism facts, quarterly indicators, market sectors and activities, accommodation, business events and future trends can all be found on the STO’s corporate websites and links have been provided under each state and region.

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Map of Tourism Regions in Tasmania, Australia

No listings for Tasmania at the moment, but here's a selection of featured lifestyle properties from around Australia

No listings at the moment; here's a selection from around Australia
Fordsdale Farmstay/Fordsdale Horseback Adventures

Fordsdale Farmstay/Fordsdale Horseback Adventures

960,000
Outback QLD
1040 acres in the Lockyer Valley. 30 km SW of Gatton, QLD. The property is on 4 titles, 400 acre, 160 acre and 2 X 240 acre. 2 houses on the 400 acre block, 160 acres has 4 railway carriages power and landline phone, plus MCU to renovate the carriages. Owner has been running Farm Stay accommodation business and horse trail riding business for 15 years. Property is being sold with business as going concern. Owner is prepared to spend one month training new owner in the accommodation portals, and conducting the trail rides. Included is a selection of the horses, the saddlery, a bulldozer and ... 
Acreage For Sale -  Certified Organic

Acreage For Sale - Certified Organic

$220,000
Riverland
Here is an opportunity that does not come around very often. This substantial property is well located in the heart of Loxton’s Primary Production area. Currently offering a selection of crops it will make the perfect property for an enthusiastic buyer who is looking to live a chemical free life style. Certified organic- the returns are high. Current set up with irrigation and fencing you can be sure to instantly reap the rewards. FEATURES INCLUDE: LOCATION- Located with-in short drive the Loxton CBD. Dual access into the property from alter bitumen roads SHEDDING- A large comm... 
Byfield Cabins on Waterpark Creek

Byfield Cabins on Waterpark Creek

$1,275,000
Capricorn
This beautiful 60 acre freehold property is located in the small community of Byfield, adjacent to the Byfield National Park. Located 50 kilometers North of the coastal town of Yeppoon and 75 kilometers from the City of Rockhampton in Central Qld. Byfield has a primary school and a very popular country cafe as well as other weekend attractions. Our 60 acre property is a natural subtropical bushland with the beautiful waterpark creek as our eastern boundary providing still water kayaking for our guests. We have established our small business as a quiet couples retreat with interesting walki... 
LYRUP GENERAL STORE

LYRUP GENERAL STORE

320000
Riverland
Lyrup is a junction where the Mighty River Murray and Pike River meet. Originally two government officers chose the current site where Lyrup is perched upon the clay banks of the peaceful River Murray and started a settlement in early 1894. 40 Men and their wives, 50 single men and 112 children had been selected to relocate from Adelaide to live at the Lyrup settlement. The Government sent the selected people by train to Morgan and from Morgan upstream on a paddle steamer to the newly selected Lyrup site. Out of the eleven settlements established in 1894 Lyrup is the only one that still ... 
Acreage For Sale

Acreage For Sale

110,000
Riverland
A dream come true for anyone one wishing to spend their future in a lovely rural area. If you are looking to live in a quiet private location, Loxton has so much to offer. Sit back and enjoy the peace and serenity that this is the allotments boasts. Totaling some 11 acres approx, this allotment is located in the heart of Loxton’s primary production area whilst being only a short drive away from the warm, welcoming and thriving community CBD. This is the perfect spot for someone wanting to build their life with a calm yet exciting lifestyle in the Riverland. FEATURES INCLUDE: L... 
THE HISTORICAL OVERLAND CORNER HOTEL

THE HISTORICAL OVERLAND CORNER HOTEL

$99000
Riverland
Live the life most people only dream of by running your own business by the river, in the picture-perfect, tourist hot-spot, Riverland region. The time to act is now as the business owner are READY TO SELL and have kindly offered a HUGE PRICE REDUCTION so they can move on quickly to their next adventure. At this now even more affordable price you could be the lucky ones who gets to take over this very long standing business and historical tourist attraction and see how your life changes! Not only is it affordable and ready to go, you get to be a part of South Australia's history. (PL... 
Finches of Beechworth

Finches of Beechworth

$1,695,000
High Country
Finches of Beechworth Bed & Breakfast - Elegant Luxury circa 1895 Nestled on half an acre of magnificent established English style gardens, Finches of Beechworth has been meticulously renovated seamlessly blending charming Victorian period features with contemporary styling providing a calming environment for guests and owners alike. This landmark property is positioned in the best tree lined street in central Beechworth, offering easy access to the very best Beechworth has to offer including restaurants, coffee shops, retail boutiques & local gourmet provenders. Finches of Beechwort... 
40 Nookamka Terrace

40 Nookamka Terrace

Expression of Interest
Riverland
A true classical Riverland mansion. This two-storey home is dressed to impress and offers unparalleled quality, feel and style. With once in a life-time views and access to Lake Bonney South Australia you are going to fall in-love with this property. With the elegance of a Victorian style castle, this home makes you feel like you have been swept away to a distant land which is perched on a hillside with great scenery and water. Being double storey you have the option to live upstairs while allowing private access to the downstairs living area and amenities. FEATURES INCLUDE: HOME ...