What are the best things to do in Tasmania?
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
When it comes to incredible outdoor holiday destinations, it doesn't get much better than Tasmania. Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is Tasmania's crown jewel of national parks and is a go-to destination for lovers of the great outdoors. Here, adventurous travellers in the Apple Isle on flights to Tasmania can discover glacier-carved crags, beech forests and Mount Ossa, the highest point on the island.
The best thing to do in the park is to go hiking. There are day walks, such as Lake Dove Walk and the Weindorfer Walk, that are perfect for people buying cheap flights to Tasmania for a weekend getaway and don't have a lot of time on the island.
If you're staying in Tasmania longer than a weekend and you're an avid hiker, consider adding the famous Overland Track to your holiday plans. This route is 80 kilometres and runs from Cradle Valley to the deepest lake in Australia, Lake St. Clair.
Many of the most popular return flights to Tasmania will land at Hobart International Airport (HBA), and one of the best things to do after landing in Tassie's capital city is to summit the 1,270 metre-high Mount Wellington. When you buy your airfare to Tasmania with Webjet, add a car hire option. By having your own set of wheels, you can drive up the 21-kilometre mountain road that leads to the mountain's summit. At the top (which is usually covered with snow), you'll have stunning views overlooking Hobart, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Derwent Valley.
Other activities that adventurous travellers buying flights to Tasmania can do on Mount Wellington include rock climbing the Organ Pipes (a distinct dolerite cliff), mountain biking and hiking through the forests.
The Three Capes Track
The scenic Three Capes Track is a 48-kilometre hike through Tasman National Park. The trailhead starts at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur and winds past sheer coastal cliffs.
As you walk through the park, you'll catch glimpses of wombats and wallabies and get to overnight in eco-friendly cabins. Completing the hike will take four days and three nights to complete, however, it's an easy walk for hikers of all fitness levels buying tickets to Tasmania.
When is the best time to visit Tasmania?
Summer in Tasmania
Summer (December to February) is one of the best times to buy flights to Tasmania if you love adventure and being outdoors while away. The temperatures hover between 21'C during the day and 12'C at night, making the weather ideal for the island's famous multi-day hikes. There's also plenty of summer festivals to attend. You can plan your return flights to Tasmania around The Falls Festival (the island's largest New Year's Eve concert) or Taste of Tasmania (a must-visit for travelling foodies).
Autumn in Tasmania
As the temperatures start to cool off to highs of 17℃, Tasmania enters its quieter tourism season. If you're after a bargain, the autumn months (March to May) can be an opportune time to find great deals on cheap flights to Tasmania as well as accommodation.
Winter in Tasmania
While the winter months mean you'll have to contend with rain and snow in some parts of the island, it's one of the best times to buy airfare to Tasmania. It's low season, and travellers can find good deals on flights and hotels. There is also an amazing number of festivals to attend. Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival, The Festival of Voices and Dark Mofo are some of the most interesting events to add to your Tasmania itinerary.
Spring in Tasmania
September to November is spring in Tasmania. Temperatures average at 17℃ during the day. With the island warming up, it's a great time to buy flights to Tasmania before the summer crowds arrive. It's also the start of Tasmania's adventure activities season, and the top hiking trails may be less crowded.
What should I pack for Tasmania?
If you're buying flights to Tasmania for travel over spring, it's worth packing a raincoat and warm layers. It may be a bit too brisk to go swimming, but the average temperatures during the day are on the increase, especially around October.
For the bargain hunters that bought cheap flights to Tasmania for the winter, you need to prepare yourself for the chill. Pack some thermals, a warm coat and anything that will help you stay warm while you're out exploring.
In autumn, travellers with return flights to Tasmania need to pack for colder weather. If you're going to the alpine areas, it will help to have waterproof layers and thermals in case the temperatures drop to below 0'C.
For those on summer flights to Tasmania, you need to prepare for all kinds of weather. Even on the hottest days, you might find yourself on top of a mountain with snow. Sunscreen will also be your best friend. Pack a bottle of SPF 30+ to avoid getting a sunburn.