Tasmania

Tasmania is separated from mainland Australia by Bass Strait and is the smallest state in Australia. The capital, Hobart, was founded in 1804 as a penal colony, and is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney. One-fifth of Tasmania is covered by national parks and wilderness areas. It is one of the world’s most mountainous islands whose geology reflects Australia’s connection millions of years ago with Antarctica.

Since Tasmania is an island with no place more than 115 kilometres from the sea, its climate is classified as mild temperate maritime. Summers are mild and rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, although the winter months are the wettest. Because of its latitude, the seasons are much more evident in Tasmania than the rest of Australia. Hobart has four distinct seasons. The warmest months, January and February, are also the driest with average temperatures of around 21°C. While exposed to the southerly winds from the Antarctic, Hobart is protected by Mt Wellington from the worst weather.

Soak up history on Hobart’s riverfront cobblestone streets and wind through the Coal Valley’s cool-climate wineries. Lose your breath at Wineglass Bay and discover shipwrecks and diamonds on Flinders Island. Walk over Cataract Gorge, a dramatic wilderness in the heart of Launceston, or head to the World Heritage-listed wilderness that makes up 20 per cent of the island. See your face in Dove Lake and trek the Overland Track in Cradle-Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, wander through dark Gondwanan rainforest Southwest National Park and watch two wild rivers tumble through valleys as one in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. As well as rugged and ancient natural beauty, Tasmania has a thriving creative culture, a rich history of convicts, piners, miners and whalers and fabulous food and wine.

Information on domestic consumers, including tourism facts, quarterly indicators, market sectors and activities, accommodation, business events and future trends can all be found on the STO’s corporate websites and links have been provided under each state and region.

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Map of Tourism Regions in Tasmania, Australia

No listings for Tasmania at the moment, but here's a selection of featured lifestyle properties from around Australia

No listings at the moment; here's a selection from around Australia
Pearl of Contentment Free Hold

Pearl of Contentment Free Hold

$1,997,000
Gold Coast
A very special & energy calming piece of heaven, 7 years of running Pearl of Contentment Retreat, we were 1 of the busiest Retreats on the gold coast, operating 7 days a week, intimate & personalised with up to 11 guests. We offered workshops, coaching & counselling, Massage, other energy modalities, spa treatments, hikes, Homegrown & cooked vegetarian soul food, nothing sprayed or processed. Almost off the grid, our own bees, honey, chickens & eggs. The options are endless for you, follow on with what I was doing & I will support you all the way, or thrive with your own expertise & ... 
Rosie and Dicks Pet Retreat

Rosie and Dicks Pet Retreat

$649,950
Gladstone
420 Murphy Road Captain Creek - Rosie and Dick’s Pet Retreat $649,950 Rosie & Dick’s Pet Retreat is a unique, purpose-built facility over 40 acres for the luxury boarding, training, and day care of pets. The Retreat is sparkly clean with shady, daytime paddocks built around gum trees, super spacious kennels, and an in-home doggy sleeping area for miniature and small breeds. The house is as neat as a pin and features two bedrooms with built in robes. There is one bathroom in the house with a shower, plus a second toilet and shower in the laundry. The dining / living area, Pooch Parlour, ke... 
Camelot Pet Resort

Camelot Pet Resort

FROM EARLY $3 MILLION
Perth
Situated on 7.456ha this rural property is a one of kind and once in a lifetime opportunity to live the tree change lifestyle with ocean views so close to the water's edge and buzzing beach side town. This is your chance to own this rare block of land and be able to work for yourself and run your very own busy business. Following in the current Owners footsteps you will be able to take over this well run and well-established dog kennels and cattery that they have owned and loved for the last 35 years. The Castle consists of 41 working kennels, 26 cat homes and 3 grassed dog exercise yard... 
LYRUP GENERAL STORE

LYRUP GENERAL STORE

320000
Riverland
Lyrup is a junction where the Mighty River Murray and Pike River meet. Originally two government officers chose the current site where Lyrup is perched upon the clay banks of the peaceful River Murray and started a settlement in early 1894. 40 Men and their wives, 50 single men and 112 children had been selected to relocate from Adelaide to live at the Lyrup settlement. The Government sent the selected people by train to Morgan and from Morgan upstream on a paddle steamer to the newly selected Lyrup site. Out of the eleven settlements established in 1894 Lyrup is the only one that still ... 
Yungaburra Bush Cottages

Yungaburra Bush Cottages

1,600,000
Tropical North Queensland
Perfect for family living the main residence showcases exquisite stone architecture; three spacious bedrooms, lounge with fireplace, raked ceilings and to top it all off a lovely patio area. . Main Residence: * 330 sqm Under roof * 3 Massive bedrooms * Master with ensuite * Lounge with fireplace * Fully air-conditioned * Spacious kitchen * Private patio * Borders Peterson Creek * 2 Bay shed . Currently used for holiday accommodation, the 2 luxury cottages are located on the other side of the property allowing privacy from the main residence. Secluded and surrounded by lush v... 
485 Old Sturt Highway

485 Old Sturt Highway

340,000
Riverland
A dream come true for anyone wishing to live in the Riverland. This property is totaling some 2 acres of flat and clean land and makes the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to build (stcc). Having been previously approved for subdivision there is also great potential for investment (stcc). This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a lifestyle allotment or who is wishing to construct a commercial premises which main road frontage and dual access. FEATURES INCLUDE: SHEDDING– A large shed located on the property, perfect for storage a commerc... 
STUNNING CHARACTER HOME AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

STUNNING CHARACTER HOME AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

150000
Riverland
WOW, what a truly outstanding property. Nestled away in nature and absolutely tranquil this property is suitable for families, couples or first home buyers. At such an affordable price you will to be amazed by what this property has to offer, with 4 large bedrooms, a newly renovated bathroom, a sensational living space and a beautiful outdoor entertaining area . Rest assured that this property fulfills all of your needs. Features Include: LOCATION- Nestled amongst flora and fauna offering peaceful living LAND- 608m2 (approx.) ENTERTAINING- ... 
Hillview Farmstay

Hillview Farmstay

UNDER OFFER
Snowy Mountains
946 acres (383 Ha) situated 35km from Gundagai, 50km from Wagga, halfway between Sydney & Melbourne. 4 bedroom brick veneer home plus 5 self contained, purpose built, excellently presented farmstay cottages. In ground swimming pool, tennis court, extensive gardens. Farmstay gross income $160,000. Communication towers & highway signage - $30,000 income CPI indexed. Stock sales $50,000. Excellent set of steel cattle yards. Divided into 7 paddocks. Watered by 6 dams plus bore and rain water tanks. Open Farm - Sunday 25th June & Saturday 1st July - 12 noon start