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The harbour in Hobart, Tasmania.

The harbour in Hobart, Tasmania.

Tasmania might be the smallest of the Commonwealth of Australia’s states, but it certainly has a lot to offer. This little island off the coast of Victoria has a mild temperate climate and a spectacular landscape. If you are ready for an adventure in what was once known as Van Diemen’s Land, prepare to book after finding a deal for Tasmania hotels now.

The capital city of Hobart is home to many galleries and fine restaurants for you to browse. Stay a while in one of the city’s lodges, guesthouses, inns, motels, or hotels as you explore its fascinating maritime history. Prices range from a very affordable AU$89 for a no-frills three-star hotel to a pricier AU$319 for a luxury five-star hotel with access to a heated indoor pool with its own porter and valet service and easy access to popular attractions.

Visitors to Tasmania can explore at a comfortable, self-directed pace. Self-drive tours via car and campervan are available, and travellers can take advantage of ferry tours as well. The truly intrepid will want to try a Tamar River Cruise, which travels the romantic Tamar Valley and explores fascinating bushranger lore and tales of gold diggers. Launceston offers a range of accommodation options for those enjoying the cruise, from hotels attached to local vineyards to cozy boutique hotels.

No visit to Tasmania would ever be complete without a trek into the wilderness region of Cradle Mountain. Lake St. Clair National Park is one of the world’s premier World Heritage Site and a mere two-hour drive from Launceston. Spend the day sightseeing, and then head back for an evening of luxurious spa treatments at your eco-resort lodge, where you can choose from rooms ranging between AU$320 and AU$760 a night.

To truly explore all the delights of Tasmania will require at least a week or two, and your visit may require more than one set of accommodations. Plan your itinerary in advance to make the most of your Tasmanian holiday, and book your accommodations early to get the best prices.