Explore the stunning island state of Tasmania on one of these great cruises!
Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania and also the largest city on the island. With mild temperatures and beautiful scenery, it is one of the best Australian cities to visit any time of the year.
Always bustling with activity, Hobart is home to over 40% of Tasmania’s entire population and will often host over a million tourists in a year. The city is the prime location to experience every part of Tasmanian culture:
Hobart’s waterfront – the heart of the city, where you will find:
The history of this fascinating city doesn’t stop there. Tasmania is an island filled with convict sites, notably Hobart’s Cascade’s Female Factory. Tours around these world heritage sites can take you on an educational and important journey through Australia’s past.
MONA, the museum of old and new art, is one of Hobart’s main attractions:
If your Tasmania cruise sails around June, you’ll be just in time for the Dark Mofo Festival, that celebrates centuries-old winter solstice rituals.
As well as being home to cosy and innovative bars, Hobart is also rich in distilleries and wineries:
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race also takes place on the island and is a big draw to tourists.
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of the Australian Island. Burnie is a city that prioritizes its art and culture. The Maker’s Workshop is known for supporting local artists and is a place where they can demonstrate their trade and display their work.
At the right time of year, you’ll find a number of little penguins nestled on the coastline.
The summer months of December, January and February are the best to visit Tasmania, despite the tourist crowds and high rates.
The weather is at its most comfortable, so you can enjoy the island’s many natural wonders and outdoor activities.