Separated by the Bass Strait through a 240km stretch from mainland Australia, Tasmania provides a rare opportunity to encounter an abundance of unique and endemic wildlife sightings in a geographically concentrated area. 

Tasmania‘s population

The population of Tasmania is approximately 541,000. The main centres are Hobart, the capital city with a population of about 126,000 in the South and Launceston is the second-largest city with about 68,450 people in the North. Devonport with approximately 21,500 and the town of Burnie with 18,000 in the North-West.

Tasmania’s Weather

The city of Hobart has the nation’s second-lowest year-round rainfall (626 mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities. The average summer temperatures sit between comfortable 21°C to 26 °C. Winter’s average is 12°C (52° F). This is why Tassie is known as a year-round travel destination, and every season has its advantages.

Travelling to Tasmania

Tasmania can be reached by a sail over the Bass strait with the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on a 12-hour journey from Melbourne and disembarking at Devonport. Or by airplane with direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra into Hobart. And with direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney into Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

Exploring the Island

Join your local tour guide on one of our five-day or more small-group or private tours starting from Hobart and Launceston in our comfortable and well-appointed vehicles. Explore the many history-filled places and visit one of the Tasmanian animal sanctuaries where you can get close to the many endemic species and to our icon animal, the Tasmanian Devil. Get out and about and indulge yourself on a typical Tassie foodie tour, visit local providores and meet the makers.

A self-drive in Tasmania provides a great alternative option to travel the island state at your own pace. Premier Travel Tasmania has suitable tours for every budget and interest.

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