Tasmania

Caravan parks in Tasmania

Australia

Set apart by 200 kilometres of stunning Bass Strait, Tasmania is where you will find one of the most captivating and one-of-a-kind ecosystems in the planet. Its temperate annual climate makes it the best destination for tourists who are yet to adapt to the severe mainland climate. In any case, you’re definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do and places to see in Tasmania. Tasmania has (api property count) holiday parks listed with Campstay and is a popular destination for canoeing, trekking, crocodile night adventures, and cultural tours. Tasmania is a distinct land – a lush island of imposing mountains and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes; warm, hospitable people; temperate weather; world-class food and wines; a colourful history; and an inventive artistic community – all combined within in a carefree lifestyle. Over 40 percent of the island is listed as a World Heritage Area, nature reserves and national parks. And the state is compact, you’d find yourself walking through an old alpine meadow in the morning, and swimming on a pristine white beach a few hours later. Booking your next Tasmania adventure holiday has never been easier. Campstay offers a great selection of camping options in and around Tasmania which include family friendly camp sites, motorhome and campervan powered sites, caravan sites and cabins.

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Events

Various locations, Devonport, 7310
Next Event Date: 09/11/2017

The biggest electric vehicle festival in the southern hemisphere, comprising three events held over four days in the North West of Tasmania - organised by the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association for the benefit of the general public as well as electric vehicle enthusiasts. A two day conference in Devonport "Preparing for the Electric Vehicle era" will bring together experts to present on a range of topics, including electric conversions, charging technology, fleet networks and more. There is also a one day electric vehicle show on the foreshore in Devonport (the "Shannons Insurance Electric Vehicle Display") which will be a showcase for a wide range of electric vehicles from bikes and motorcycles, to cars, plug-in hybrids, conversions and commercial vehicles. And a first ever electric vehicle convoy to Cradle Mountain (the "Mitsubishi Motors Cradle Mountain Charge") will tour from Devonport through Sheffield, Gowrie Park and Moina to Cradle Mountain. You can be part of the event and enter your own electric vehicle or simply look, see and learn about electric vehicle technology.

Brickendon Street, Longford, 7301
Next Event Date: 27/09/2017

The prestigious Emirates Melbourne Cup will visit Longford as part of its annual tour of Australia and New Zealand. The visit of the iconic 18-carat gold cup provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Longford's rich horse racing history and local connections to the 'race that stops a nation'. Come along and enjoy a community fun day and fundraising cocktail party. Stay tuned to Council's facebook page and website/events

181 Collins Street, Hobart, 7000
Next Event Date: 22/09/2017

The 8th Korean Film Festival in Australia. The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is back for its 8th year and it’s bigger than ever! KOFFIA is the most celebrated annual festival in Australia to showcase the very best and latest in Korean cinema. From Blockbusters guaranteed to put you on the edge of your seat, arthouse delights and heart-warming rom-coms there’s something in the line-up for everyone! Featuring a complement of 24 features and 3 guest visit sessions, the festival will see over 80 screenings take place across Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin. With almost 20,000 people attending the festival to date, the festival expects to double all our figures in 2017. If you are a fan of trying something new and different or are an appreciator of good film, KOFFIA is a must for all backgrounds and ages! All our films screen with English subtitles.

Arriving at Devonport in the north of the island, any budding tourist will be welcomed to Van Diemen’s Land with a sense of astute, relatable pride. Moving inland you’ll discover some hidden gems in the island’s North West region including the magnificent Cradle Mountain . If you’re yet to visit, whip out your camera and take a visit to this beautiful local attraction. You’re bound to get some amazing shots! Delving deeper into the island, you’re soon greeted by the friendly citizens of Launceston. Surrounded by the lush Tamar Valley, you might get lucky in spotting the rarely seen Tasmanian Devil, but only if you’re early to rise, or if you can make it to Tasmania Zoo . Once you arrive at the zoo, you’ll be amazed by the large variety of native Australian animals that are kept there. This amazing place is one of the best local attractions to see in Tasmania so don’t forget to check it out! Shuffle south on your expedition as you choose between a trip to the wonderful West Coast to see some magnificent scenery in gorgeous Queenstown, or to progress further on to the state capital, Hobart . Hobart is home to an abundance of activities and attractions, as it naturally would be. The world famous Cascade Brewery offers a chance for beer lovers to discover where their love for the devils drink comes from. After an epic journey of discovery, drinking, shopping and eating, kick back in comfort and gaze in awe at the inspiring views surrounding Mount Wellington. An island that is riddled with wonderful sights and sounds, Tasmania surely won’t disappoint you in your quest to find some unforgettable adventures!

Attractions

Tarraleah Village, Tarraleah, 7140

100 Years of Hydro is an exhibition that tells the story of the past one hundred years, from construction of the first power station, Waddamana, to the novel technologies being used today. Through the electricity generated by hydropower, the state's manufacturing and agriculture industries have flourished; Hydro people built roads and created villages where none previously existed; the migrant workforce recruited to work on power schemes shaped Tasmania's culture; and our engineering and technological breakthroughs have changed the way the world approaches the challenge of generating energy. Housed largely within a 40-foot custom-designed container as well as external industrial frames, this dynamic, audio-visual exhibition portrays the past, present and possible future of the Hydro. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see historical photos and artefacts, learn about Tasmania's world famous hydropower system, and discover the fascinating stories of the people who built the business.

146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, 7000

146 ArtSpace is a gallery space co-located within Arts Tasmania’s head office, in the heritage listed Bridges Brothers building. It is situated at 146 Elizabeth Street and is easily accessible from Hobart’s CBD or North Hobart’s buzzing arts and cultural precinct. The gallery provides a non-commercial exhibition space to showcase the work of Tasmanian contemporary artists and arts organisations through an annual program that is coordinated by Arts Tasmania. The gallery provides a unique space for emerging artists to present new work or an opportunity for an established artist to present work that may not suit the commercial nature of their representative gallery. With only ten exhibition places available per year, Tasmanian artists are selected through a competitive application process. Artists, designers, curators, artist-run-initiatives and arts organisations are invited to apply and the exhibition program can include a variety of genres including digital, painting, printmaking, design, drawing, sculpture and multi-media.

Corner Cimitiere and St John Streets, Launceston, 7250

1842 is a furniture design gallery and showroom in Launceston, northern Tasmania. Located in the city's central business district, 1842 specialises in hand-crafting the finest Tasmanian furniture. It is also northern Tasmania's largest commercial art gallery and carries an extensive range of 20th Century design objects and antiques. It specializes in art nouveau and art deco metalware. You can browse the range of furniture in the showroom, which is located in one of Launceston's oldest buildings - the original Counting House of Johnstone and Wilmot's wholesale grocery business. 1842's workshop and exhibition space occupies an adjoining warehouse building, considered architecturally unique in Australia. Here, 1842's resident furniture makers create fine studio furniture using specialty Tasmanian timbers such as Huon pine, myrtle, blackwood and sassafras. Furniture commissions are a specialty. The exhibition space showcases art, photography, glassware and other design by some of Tasmania's finest artists. You can see work by acclaimed Tasmanian artists Gay Hutton, Philippa Bromson, Tony Ryan, Helen How, Zhang Dawo, Julia Rogers, John Butler and Jon Morrison.

Start your journey at Narawntapu National Park, just east of Devonport, where Forester kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and pademelons graze unconcerned by your presence. Across the Rubicon estuary from the national park is Port Sorell, which boasts its beautiful beach and laidback lifestyle. Take a relaxing stroll along the foreshore and have friendly conversation with locals passing by. Wander among the 1,900 trees of the Tasmanian Arboretum at nearby Eugenana. On most days, you will be able to see the platypuses in Founders Lake as well as many birds as around 80 species of native birds are present here. Follow the coast highway between Devonport and Burnie for a scenic drive that passes through the small towns of Ulverstone and Penguin. At Penguin, you can have your photo taken with the 'Big Penguin' on the foreshore. Penguin also has a great range of cafes and dining options if you choose to stay longer. From Ulverstone, take a small detour inland (only 20 minutes) to Gunns Plains Cave. The cave was formed by an underground river that still flows to this day, and contains giant freshwater lobster, fish and eel. The lofty chambers inside the cave contain many varied formations including magnificent calcite shawls. The cave is also a platypus haven, as they are known to sleep and nest in the sandy banks along the river. Move along to Burnie, where you can take part in short guided tours of the region and its surrounds, and experience its various attractions and make sure you stop to take photos of the beautiful landscape. There is a boardwalk along Burnie’s foreshore that leads to West Beach, where there is a Fairy penguin observation centre – a must-do for any animal lover!