Travel publisher Lonely Planet has named Tasmania one of the world’s top regions to visit in 2015 in its Best in Travel 2015 guide.
Placing the state at number four in the list, Lonely Planet said that ‘the Tassie food scene is a gourmet’s paradise, best exemplified by the diversity of produce found in the wilds of Bruny Island. Whether it’s getting a frisky fill of oysters at Get Shucked Oyster Farm, downing a few glasses of pinot noir at Australia’s most southern winery, or gorging on freshly picked berries from the local berry farm, there’s no better place to taste Tassie on a plate.’
Along with Tasmania’s food offerings, Lonely Planet also favourably commented on attractions including “Hobart’s uber-trendy subterranean MONA”, its “diverse, remote and wild outdoor experiences”, and must-visit summer events including the Taste Festival on Hobart’s waterfront and Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Tasmania was the only Australasian destination to make the list.
Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, helpful people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful wine and food and a haunting history evoked by spectacular convict-era ruins.
It’s also Australia’s smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent of Tasmania reserved as national park and world heritage area.
So no matter where you go in Tasmania, whether you spend time in one location or drive around the island, we know you’ll be delighted by what you’ll find and surprised at how much bigger Tasmania really is on the inside.