Agent Tools & Info - Tasmania

Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins.  It's also Australia's smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent reserved as national parks and world heritage wilderness.  No matter where you go, whether you spend time in one place or drive around the island, we know you'll be delighted by what you'll find and surprised at how much bigger Tasmania is on the inside.

Tasmania's most visited attractions and experiences are a great way to get to know the island. Freycinet National Park and Great Oyster Bay. Cradle Mountain - World Heritage Wilderness. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens - Hobart. Blow Hole and Tasman Arch. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, all to name a few.

Temperature Rainfall: Most rain falls in winter, and in summer the average can be as low as 31 millimetres (1.2 in) per month in Launceston. The east coast is wetter than the Midlands, with an average annual rainfall ranging from 775 millimetres (30.5 in) in St. Helens to around 640 millimetres (25 in) in Swansea.

Key Travel Period: January & March

Key Booking Period:  January & February

Average Lead Time:  50 - 100 days

Average Length of Stay:  3 nights

 

Top Selling Properties:

Travelodge Hobart (V):  Situated in the heart of the Hobart CBD (Central Business District), Travelodge Hobart offers rooms a 32-inch LCD TV and beautiful views of Derwent River, Mount Wellington or Hobart City.  Each heated room comes with satellite TV, a refrigerator and a tea/coffee maker. Most rooms have a kitchenette and a spacious seating area.  Travelodge Hobart is just an 8-minute walk from Battery Point, Sullivans Cove and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Salamanca Place is just 4 minutes’ walk away.  Hobart Travelodge offers the convenience of a 24-hour reception desk. You can start the day in the breakfast lounge with a cup of coffee and the newspaper.

Somerset on the Pier (P): Housed in a conversion of a 1930s pier building, award-winning Somerset on the Pier is the epitome of old world charm mixed with contemporary style. Located on the shores of Hobart’s waterfront, each serviced apartment boasts beautiful panoramic views of the River Derwent and historic Sullivan’s Cove. Somerset offers 56 one bedroom and family apartments with complimentary wireless internet, fully-equipped kitchenettes, contemporary decor; and a loft-style design exuding space and comfort, perfect for both the business or leisure traveller. Offering a welcome alternative to a hotel, Somerset is the ideal accommodation for a weekend away or an extended stay. Hobart’s central business district, restaurants, shopping precincts and main attractions including Salamanca Place, home to the famous Salamanca Market, Battery Point, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art - MONA are all on your door step. Hobart is one of Australia’s most picturesque capital cities and Somerset on the Pier is the gateway to exploring everything the city has to offer.

Henry Jones Art Hotel (I): Australia's first dedicated art hotel stands proudly on Hobart's glorious waterfront. A handsome row of historic warehouses dating from the 1820s (the former IXL jam factory) have been creatively transformed into an enthralling multi-award winning first class hotel. The hotel itself is a work of art. Here you'll be fascinated by the unexpected combination of the antique and the ultra modern.

 

Insider Tips

 

Salamanca Markets.  Every Saturday since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has filled the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Pl with more than 300 stalls. Fresh organic produce, secondhand clothes and books, tacky tourist souvenirs, ceramics and woodwork, cheap sunglasses, antiques, exuberant buskers, quality food and drink…it’s all here, but people-watching is the real name of the game.

MONA.  Twelve kilometres north of Hobart's city centre, MONA is burrowed into the Triassic sandstone of a peninsula jutting into the Derwent River. Arrayed across three underground levels, the $75-million museum created by local philanthropist-owner David Walsh mixes ancient antiquities among contemporary artworks. It's sexy, provocative, disturbing and deeply engaging – don't miss it.   To get there, catch the MONA ferry (return standard/posh $22/55) or MONA Roma shuttle bus ($22) from Hobart’s Brooke St Pier.

Port Arthur.  History sits heavy at Port Arthur. Founded as a timber station in 1830, it quickly gained its continuing notoriety when it was chosen as the site of what would become Australia's most famous convict settlement. It was a ‘natural penitentiary’ – the peninsula is connected to the mainland by Eaglehawk Neck, a strip of land less than 100m wide, where ferocious guard dogs and tales of shark-infested waters deterred escape.