According to fashionissupreme, Tasmania is an island and state of Australia in the Indian Ocean (Oceania). The state of Tasmania also includes a number of smaller islands, of which King Island and Flinders Island are the largest. The capital of Tasmania is Hobart. A number of major cities in Tasmania are: Launceston, Devonport, Burnie and Somerset.
Tasmania is known for its many national parks, green rugged landscapes and the Tasmanian Devil. Only a few living specimens of the Tasmanian Devil are known. Much of the island is untouched and designated as a national or wildlife park. In addition, one can find many waterfalls in Tasmania. Tasmania’s coastline is mountainous with a number of white sand beaches. The waters around Tasmania are ideal for diving and snorkelling to see the colorful marine life. See liuxers for Australia higher education.
Where is Tasmania?
Travel information of Tasmania
Official name: Tasmania
Area: 68,401 km²
Capital city: Hobart
Country code: AU, AUS
Population: 533,300 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 1,617 m (Mount Ossa)
Distance (Amsterdam – Hobart): 17,044 km
Flight time: approximately 24 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Tasmania that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Tasmania, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Tasmania. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Tasmania?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Tasmania at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Tasmania has a temperate climate.
During the summer period it is around 20 degrees in Tasmania and during the winter period around 10 to 15 degrees. The summer and winter periods run opposite to those in the Netherlands.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Tasmania can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Tasmania can be found at Climate info.
January, February, March, April, November and December are the best months to travel to Tasmania. These months have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.
English is the official language in Tasmania.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 1 day upon your return to the Netherlands.
A visa is required. You can apply for this at eta.immi.gov.au or at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. This visa is valid for 3 months and costs 20 Australian dollars.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Australia (also for Tasmania):
Australian Embassy in the Netherlands: netherlands.embassy.gov.au.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Tasmania. Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for Tasmania if you have visited a yellow fever
country in the seven days before you visit Tasmania.
Money and Currency matters
Tasmania is paid with the Australian dollar (AUD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Tasmania can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Tasmania are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +14% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (7% more expensive), food (42% more expensive), imported beer in catering (45% more expensive), cigarettes (155% more expensive) and public transport (32% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Tasmania it is not customary to tip. Only in the more expensive restaurants is a tip of about 10% expected, provided the service was good.
During our summer time it is 8 hours later in Tasmania.
During our winter time it is 10 hours later in Tasmania.
Summer and winter time in Tasmania are opposite to those in the Netherlands.
The local time, date, time zone and exceptions for Tasmania can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Tasmania you must drive on the left.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Tasmania, you must have an international driving license or a legalized English translation of the Dutch driving licence. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Tasmania.
In Tasmania you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Tasmania can be found on our electricity page (see Australia).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 000 or 112
– Fire Department: 000 or 112
– Ambulance: 000 or 112
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Tasmania can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Tasmania can be found at Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Tasmania end in.au.
Tasmania’s official websites: tas.gov.au and discovertasmania.com.au.
The country code to call someone in Tasmania is 0061 or +61.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Tasmania? Then use the Dutch country code 001131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Telephone Directory of Tasmania.
Company details can be found in Tasmania’s Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Tasmania.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Tasmania.
An overview of all public holidays in Tasmania can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Tasmania, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Tasmania?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Tasmania. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Tasmania can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Tasmania can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Tasmania? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, electronics, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Tasmania.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or with Tasmania, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Tasmania, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Tasmania? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the WilWeg.nl website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, housing, scholarship, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Tasmania.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know…
…The Tasmanian devil is only found in Tasmania?
…Australia’s first legal casino opened in Tasmania?
…Tasmania was the first place in Australia with parking meters?
…Homosexuality has only been allowed in Tasmania since 1997?
…Almost half of Tasmania is on the World Heritage List?
…Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world?