Explore the Apple Isle with cheap Tasmania holiday packages
What are the best things to do in Tasmania?
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
National parks are some of the top attractions in Tasmania, and Cradle Mountain is one of the best to visit with Tasmania holiday packages. The national park features a variety of landscapes, including ancient rainforests, glacial lakes, and alpine heaths that visitors can explore through hiking trails. Popular landmarks to see within the national park include Dove Lake, Marion’s Lookout, and Lake St Clair. You can also hike the park’s Overland Track for added adventure while holidaying on Tasmania packages. This hiking trail stretches for 65 kilometres and takes about six days to complete. The park is less than a two-hour drive from Launceston.
Bruny Island is located just offshore in southern Tasmania. It’s actually made up of two islands that are connected in the middle by a thin strip of land referred to as the Neck. The Neck Lookout is a highlight of Bruny Island, and other popular spots to visit include Cape Bruny Lighthouse, South Bruny National Park, and Adventure Bay. Bruny Island is a beautiful place to visit no matter what time of year you book Tasmania holiday packages – however, you’ll get to enjoy its many outdoor and coastal activities to the fullest by visiting in summer. You can travel to Bruny Island from Hobart.
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet is another of the popular national parks to visit while holidaying on Tasmania packages. It’s located on a peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast, and it encompasses a gorgeous collection of bays, beaches, and a rugged mountain range. Wineglass Bay is the most famous spot to visit in Freycinet National Park, but there are plenty of other spots to keep on your radar after booking Tasmania holiday packages. Sleepy Bay, Hazards Beach, and Cape Tourville Lighthouse are other can’t-miss attractions.
When is the best time to visit Tasmania?
Summer is the most popular time of year to travel on Tasmania accommodation and flight packages. The weather is beautiful with average daytime temperatures between 20° to 25°C – ideal for spending plenty of time outdoors. Summer is the best time to book Tasmania packages to visit the beach and enjoy water sports like kayaking, and it’s also great for visiting national parks. Book your hotel and accommodation in Tasmania early to get the best price as summer is the peak travel season.
Autumn and spring are ideal times to travel on Tasmania holiday packages if you’re hoping for nice weather but without the summer crowds. Daytime temperatures average between 15° to 20°C in both autumn and spring – perfect conditions for hiking around Tasmania's national parks. Come prepared for some rain if you book Tasmania packages for early spring, but this extra rainfall leads to beautiful blooms at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
Consider booking Tasmania accommodation and flight packages in winter for the lowest prices and smallest crowds. This is the low season, and hotels and accommodation in Tasmania reach their lowest rates. Some national parks and hiking trails even waive their fees during the winter months. Tasmania sees some snow in winter, so skiing is a possibility. Temperatures reach around 10° to 14°C most days but regularly dip to around 3°C at night.
What is the cost of visiting Tasmania?
The average nightly rate for hotels and accommodation in Tasmania is about $150 AUD. However, Webjet’s Tasmania accommodation and flight packages bundle your hotel rate with your airfare to help you save more on your holiday. You can also hire a car through Webjet. Rental cars are available from airports and pick-up points around Tasmania and start from about $80 AUD per day.
There are a wide variety of activities to have on your radar after booking Tasmania holiday packages. Visit the state’s various national parks by purchasing a National Parks Pass, which is required for entry into all of Tasmania’s national parks. A 24-hour pass costs $40 AUD per car, with the exception of Cradle Mountain National Park. Cradle Mountain has its own 24-hour pass, which costs $25 AUD per person. A two-month pass for all national parks including Cradle Mountain costs $80 AUD per car.
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart is another must-visit while holidaying on Tasmania packages. Tickets cost $30 AUD for adults and are free for visitors under 18. Tasmanians can pre-book a free ticket to the museum or pay $10 AUD for a ticket at the door.
Tickets to visit Port Arthur cost $40 AUD for adults and $18 AUD for children. This entry fee includes access to the various exhibits, historic buildings, gardens, and walking trails as well as a 40-minute walking tour and 25-minute harbour cruise.