Tasmania Travel Guide
In depth travel guides on destinations in Tasmania
plus honest reviews of attractions, accommodation, and restaurants.
Weather and Best Time to Visit Tasmania
December to March are the warmest months, with an average temperature of 17–23°C.
Winter has an average range of 3–11°C.
The amount of rain varies across the state. Hobart is Australia’s second-driest capital city, with an annual average of 626mm. However, the west coast has an average of 2400mm.
No matter when you visit, bring warm clothing and a waterproof jacket. The weather can change unexpectedly.
Brief History of Tasmania
The Palawa people lived in Tasmania before European settlers arrived. Kangaroos were sacred to them as they had spiritual and ancestral ties to them.
Tasmania is named after the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman. He discovered it in 1642 and called it named it Van Diemen’s Land (after Governor of the Dutch East Indies, Anthony Van Diemen).
The British first settled in Tasmania in 1803. Lieutenant John Bowen arrived on Lady Nelson with 49 soldiers, settlers and convicts. They originally settled at Risdon but moved to Sullivan’s Cove the next year. This became Hobart.
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Bucket List for Tasmania
Wondering what to do in a day in Hobart or what are the best Hobart cruise excursions? We were here for a day on Celebrity Solstice and enjoyed the history and natural beauty of Tasmania‘s capital city. Hobart is Tasmania’s main cruise port due to it having the deepest harbour. As you arrive into Hobart, … Read more
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