Explore Tasmania with YHA

Somewhere on a tiny island at the bottom of the world, awaits a wonderland of untamed wilderness, craggy peaks, ancient forests, deserted beaches, mouthwatering food and loveable locals. Tasmania is its name, and there's nowhere on the planet quite like it.

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Hobart | muwinina Country

A perfect gateway to Hobart and the rest of Tasmania, this friendly, centrally-located property is barely two blocks from the waterfront and the city's best cultural attractions.


Tasmania: Trip inspiration & tips

  • Best mountain biking trails in Tasmania

    Tasmania is the undisputed champion of natural beauty and outdoor adventuring activities in Australia, so it should come as no surprise that amazing mountain biking awaits in the island state.
  • 20 free things to do in Hobart

    You don't need to dig deep into your pockets to have a stellar time in Hobart. Across an array of free outdoor adventures and cosmopolitan detours, you'll find out why locals pride themselves on the city's "Slowbart" reputation, savouring the leisurely pace of life compared to the mainland.
  • Top LGBTQIA+ festivals and events around Australia

    LGBTQIA+ festivals and events are back, and there's something for everyone! From quiet reflections at multi-artform exhibitions to dancing and partying in step with a parade, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate queer identities and experiences with these festivities around the country!
  • 20 must-do backpacker experiences in Australia

    From wildlife to wilderness, Australia has no shortage of magnificent sights and epic experiences to discover. To help you make the most of your time Down Under we’ve rounded up 20 iconic things you have to tick off your Aussie bucket list.
  • The top arts and culture festivals in Australia

    Whether you want to laugh yourself silly, dance the night away, or indulge your passion for words, wine or creativity, we’ve rounded up the very best arts and culture festivals across the country.
  • The top 9 sporting events in Australia

    Whether you’re a cricket tragic, tennis superfan or just want to be a part of the action, Australia is one of the best places in the world to be a spectator.
  • National parks near Aussie cities

    In Australia, you can have your big-city fix and a dose of nature, too. Beyond the city buzz, you’ll find a peaceful pocket of wilderness and wildlife just a short hop away at nearby national parks, from rainforests and waterfalls to wild beaches and coral reefs. You might even see a kangaroo or two! So pack some snacks and sunscreen and hit the trails at these must-see national parks near major Aussie cities.
  • 6 great mountains to hike in Australia

    Australia might not be home to the world’s highest peaks, but we sure have an incredible variety of mountains worth hiking. Here are just six spectacular summits to bag across the country and make it back to ground level in time for dinner.
  • Weird and wonderful natural phenomena in Australia

    Meteorite craters, coral spawnings and eye-popping pink lakes — Australia hosts some of the planet’s most mind-blowing natural phenomena. Whether you’re a science enthusiast, a thrill seeker or you just love nature, add these awe-inspiring spectacles to your Aussie itinerary.
  • 11 awesome canoeing and kayaking adventures in Australia

    Love doing your exploring with a paddle in hand? Us too. From sleepy canoe trips down wide, still rivers, to epic multi-day kayak trips to the country's wildest waterways, adventure's never far away when there's paddling involved. And the free upper body work out doesn't hurt either! Read on for a selection of the finest canoeing and kayaking adventures in Australia.
  • Australia's best coastal walks

    If you’re a lover of long walks over dunes, along windswept cliffs or with the tide lapping at your ankles, you may have come to the right place. In this article, we've dug up some of the best coastal and beach walks across Australia.
  • 9 thrilling white water rafting spots in Australia

    Love the adrenaline rush that comes with staring down some roaring rapids? From fun day trips to epic, off-grid river odysseys, Australia has plenty of spots to get stuck into a froth-filled white water rafting adventure.
  • Tasmania: Tours & experiences

  • 5 Day Tasmania Nature and Wildlife Tour

    Visit Tasmania’s diverse national parks and wild places over five days, discovering the island's beaches, landscapes, wildlife and rainforests.
  • 5 Day Tasmania Adventure Tour

    The original Tasmania backpacker tour and the perfect way to see the best of this amazing island over 5 epic days.
  • 6 Day Tasmania Explorer Tour

    Experience Tasmania’s natural beauty and fascinating history on this 6-day loop around the island. See all the major highlights as well as some of our favourite hidden treasures!
  • 7 Day Tasmania Adventure

    Enjoy 7 days of mountains, waterfalls, lakes, wildlife and stunning scenery on this action packed loop of Tassie.
  • Top things to do in Tasmania

    1. Enjoy beautiful views of Hobart from Mt Wellington.
    2. Visit Cataract Gorge in Launceston.
    3. Stroll around the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart.
    4. Visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
    5. Take in MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) - local residents get free entry.
    6. Meet a tassie devil at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.
    7. Take a photo with the penguins in Bicheno.
    8. Visit the Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay.
    9. See Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest natural freshwater lake, in the Central Highlands.
    10. Discover Tasmania's convict history at Port Arthur.

    YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

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