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Experience Tasmania in holiday homes to rent

They say no man is an island. But if you did have to be one, you'd want to be Tasmania. This island state is separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait, and the rewards for making the crossing are rich indeed. From the urban buzz and historic surroundings of the capital, Hobart, to the unspoiled mountain and forest landscapes of the interior national parks, Tasmania vacation rentals will get you in such a spin you'll feel like you're the Tasmanian devil out of "Looney Tunes". And with so much to do, you'll need his energy to get round it all.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Tasmanian holiday accommodation

Tasmania vacation rentals weren't always quite so appealing as they are now. Many of the original European settlers were British convicts, and a visit to the sprawling Port Arthur Historic Site will give you a glimpse of life on the wrong side of the law. If you want to see just how far Tasmania's cultural scene has advanced since those days, why not take a stroll in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens or drop by the Museum of Old and New Art near Hobart? It's got everything from Egyptian sculptures to contemporary art, and is the largest private museum in Australia.

Activities

Things to do near holiday homes in Tasmania

Once a penal colony, the historic city of Hobart is Tassie's capital, and it's got more attractions than you can shake a ball and chain at. From cultural attractions and festivals to sailing, shopping and dining, the hardest thing about a visit to Hobart is remembering to get out and explore the rest of the state. And you should, because with nearly half the island given over to national parks, Tassie's the ultimate outdoor adventure destination – whether you're hiking and biking in the mountains, swimming and paddling on the coastal beaches, or going all-out with a helicopter tour.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Tasmanian holiday homes

If you're bracing yourself for that famous Aussie heat, then Tasmania vacation rentals are going to be a very pleasant surprise. Compared to the mainland, island living out on Tassie is a fair bit cooler, and in fact it contains some of the coldest areas in the whole of Australia. Summers are still warm in most places, but in winter there's liable to be a decent amount of snowfall on the high ground. As for spring and autumn, the latter tends to get more consistent weather, so if you're looking for some late-season hiking then it might be the perfect time.

Natural highlights

A bit of Tas-mania is the best form of madness

More than 40% of Tasmania is designated as national parks, and when it comes to landscapes, you can more or less take your pick. You've got sandy beaches, sprawling forests, and a concentration of peaks that make it the most mountainous state in Australia. Surprisingly enough, it's also known for its apple orchards. Tassie's island status means it's got all kinds of unique species, of which the most famous is the Tasmanian devil. Best known for its fairly inaccurate "Looney Tunes" incarnation, it's a remarkable creature that boasts one of the strongest bites on Earth for its size.

Family friendly

Family fun near holiday rentals in Tasmania

Families with children will find endless opportunities for fun and adventure in Tasmania. Holiday homes are available near places like Freycinet National Park, a mountainous coastal national park with white-sand beaches and native wildlife, and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, a rescue centre with up-close encounters with native wildlife and educational tours. Kids will also like the Tasman National Park, a coastal camping area with hiking trails, unique rock formations and wildlife viewing.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Tasmania

Tasmania is filled with idyllic locations and activities for couples. Holiday rentals can be found near romantic places like MONA, a playful subterranean art museum with a wine bar, and Bay of Fires, a picturesque ocean bay with clear waters, white sands and orange granite rocks. You’ll also like the Salamanca Market, a Saturday market with vendors for food, produce, art and clothing.

Where to stay near TAS?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,596 holiday rentals near TAS. From 902 Houses to 214 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near TAS for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in TAS?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in TAS. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • West Kentish: 40 holiday rentals
  • Huon Valley: 381 holiday rentals
  • Hobart: 306 holiday rentals
  • Launceston: 181 holiday rentals
  • Coles Bay: 145 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in TAS! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in TAS?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in TAS with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • West Kentish: 40 holiday homes
  • Huon Valley: 381 holiday homes
  • Hobart: 306 holiday homes
  • Launceston: 181 holiday homes
  • Coles Bay: 145 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to TAS?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in TAS are:

  • George Town, TAS (GEE): 68 holiday houses
  • Hobart Airport (HBA): 407 holiday houses
  • Launceston Airport (LST): 194 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in TAS?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in TAS. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Salamanca Place: 420 holiday rentals
  • Craigow Vineyard: 396 holiday rentals
  • St Helens Point: 114 holiday rentals
  • Freycinet National Park: 193 holiday rentals
  • St Helens Waterfront: 120 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around TAS listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.