For a little island of the south coast of Australia, Tasmania holidays have a huge amount to offer anyone lucky enough to choose 'TAS' as the destination for their Australian holidays.
With 40% of the island protected parks, Tasmania holiday packages offer the chance to find the famous merino wool, the Tasmanian devil and tiger and plenty of local wines.
Hobart is the capital of Tasmania with the Cascade Brewery and the Cadbury Chocolate factory a must-see on all vacations. The local seafood is excellent and for those looking for cheap holidays, fresh cooked produce can be purchased off the fish punts in Constitution docks. Take a day to travel south-east of Hobart to Port Arthur and check out the former penal colony.
Launceston is the second largest city; on your Tasmania holidays travel to here to swim in Cataract Gorge or just test out the walking tracks if you're not feeling brave enough for the cold water. Head west to Cradle Mountain National park which balances extremely unpredictable weather with amazing views and scenery of the peaks and Lake St. Clair. For great holiday deals, there is mountain lodge accommodation.
If you're looking for walking tracks on your domestic holidays, the East Coast of Tasmania offers Freycinet National Park with granite mountains contrasting with white sand beaches best demonstrated by Wine Glass Bay, voted as one of the top ten beaches in the world.
Tasmania holidays offer a balance between great food, wine and beer and famous scenery and history.