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Cradle Mountain landscape reflected in lake Dove, Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania

Australia’s smallest state in terms of both size and population yet it offers diverse and spectacular scenery, unspoilt wilderness and rich heritage.

Located two hundred and forty kilometres to the south-east of the mainland and separated by the Bass Strait, Tasmania’s environment is significantly different from the rest of the country.

Over a third of the island is covered by National Parks and World Heritage sites making this a truly beautiful region, perfect for travellers looking for an un-spoilt natural environment.

Top of Mt Amos overlooking Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Freycinet, Australia

The southwest corner is a pristine wilderness area, accessible only by foot or by scenic flight. Most of this region and the central highlands comprise grassland moors and peaks rising above beautiful mountain lakes, while the lakes and rivers of the high country are renowned for their trout fishing.

Tasmania’s coastline offers some of Australia’s most rugged wilderness with fjords, large bays, magnificent beaches and dramatic sea cliffs.

Echidna, Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania, Australia

The unique wildlife of the island has survived the predations of introduced species and is the last bastion of several mammals; Tasmanian Devils, Eastern and Spotted-tailed Quolls, Tasmanian Bettongs and a variety of smaller marsupials are frequently seen. Coastal wildlife includes Fairy Penguins, fur-seals, sea-lions, dolphins, Humpback and Southern Right Whales as well as the occasional visitor from further south – King Penguins and Elephant Seals.

Tasmanians pride themselves on top quality food and wine and the island’s produce is evident in the gourmet cuisine which is an integral part of Tasmanian hospitality.

Experiences

Tasmanian Wildlife Experience

Search for a wealth of birdlife, two species of monotreme; the duck billed platypus and echidna as well as the Tasmanian devil and a host of other marsupial.

Twilight Kayaking Adventure

Explore sheltered coves and beaches by kayak as the sunsets.

Bruny Island Cruise

Cruise Bruny Island spotting dolphins, seals and humpback whale.

Taste Tasmanian Delicacies

Sample local delicacies including Tasmanian wines, cheeses, honey and oysters.

Discover Hobart

Visit Hobart and explore the colonial architecture, art galleries and wonderful artisan markets.

Quoll Patrol

Sample bush tucker and search for the Tasmanian ‘Big Five’.

Maria Island Walk

Escape to the secluded, uninhabited Maria Island to walk on deserted beaches and search for endemic wildlife.

Cradle Mountain Walking

Explore on foot in Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park, a spectacular World Heritage Area.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Freycinet Lodge £££££

  • Australia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Freycinet Lodge has a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards Mountains, just inside Freycinet National Park. The simple but stylish one and two-bedroom cabins are set amidst native bushland, all with a private balcony and a choice of bush or water views.

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Henry Jones Art Hotel £££££

  • Australia
  • City

The Henry Jones Art Hotel has won several awards for design, accommodation, food, beverage and service. Located on Hobart’s waterfront, this dedicated art hotel was once a jam factory dating from the 1820’s. The hotel is furnished with over 500 pieces of art and combines an eclectic mix of contemporary design and antique furniture, ensuring the hotel’s history and original features are preserved. Some of the 56 rooms and suites have wonderful harbour views.

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Saffire £££££

  • Australia

Saffire is an architecturally striking hotel, designed and built to enhance the incredible views on offer. Located on the Freycinet Peninsula the lodge overlooks the sandy shores and pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay and the spectacular Hazards Mountains. The 20 generous suites have been cleverly designed to ensure privacy yet maximising the magical views, and all have a private courtyard and decked area. For a real treat opt for private pavilions with plunge pool. Facilities include a spa and there is a range of wonderful experiences included in any stay here.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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