TASMANIA - BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, WORLD-CLASS GOLF COURSES & AMAZING FOOD & WINE
With scenic views guaranteed and some of the country's best and quirkiest courses, you'll find Tasmania a great place to swing a club. Tasmania is home to two of the World's Top 100 Golf Courses – Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm!
A traditional links course, Barnbougle Dunes on Tasmania's north coast was built in the Scottish style with fairways overlooking Bass Strait. Ranked as Australia's number 1 public golf course, the breathtaking landscape mirrors the wild coastal links courses of Scotland and Ireland.
Next door is Barnbougle Lost Farm, a quirky 20 hole course with greens dispersed amongst the dunes and along the coastline. The course offers an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Tasmania's newest courses are Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes, both on King Island and both spectacular ocean-side courses designed in the true Scottish links tradition.
TASMANIA'S WINE REGION
Tasmania’s naturally elegant wines are made from grapes grown in climates similar to those of the famous European wines - with mild summers and long autumn days that ripen the grapes providing elegance and intensity of flavour. This unique island state now produces elegant cool climate wines such as Pinot Noir, sparkling wines, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris.
Tasmania enjoys a national and international reputation as a leading producer of some of Australia’s premium wines, with its Pinot Noir and sparkling wines in particular winning high praise and plenty of trophies from wine judges and critics alike.
SPECTACULAR RANGE OF FRESH PRODUCE
One of the many things I appreciate about Tasmania is the quality of its fresh produce. You would expect a place known as “the Apple Isle” to produce fruit in abundance, and Tasmania does that. However, small-scale, boutique-style farmers now produce a lot more than fruit.
Fresh ingredients from Tasmania satisfy demand from interstate and international restaurants, and also from the local market. Within one generation,Tasmanians have only transitioned from the traditional British "meat-and-two-veg" school of cooking to discover and enthusiastically embrace Modern Australian cuisine.
The change, to what is now a strong food and wine culture with an emphasis on a wide variety of simply-prepared, fresh ingredients, has mainly come about through migrants from mainland Australia and overseas introducing fresh ideas and culinary concepts.
TASMANIA, A SCENIC WONDERLAND!
Tasmania has some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery not just in Australia but also the world. Over 45 percent of Tasmania is protected in national parks so you can't make a visit here without checking at least a couple of national parks out. There's a park for every season and for every person.
Discover spectacular landscapes from highlands carved by glaciers, to quiet solitary beaches, from cool and silent rainforests, to colourful alpine wilderness wild flowers. Tasmania's 19 national parks encompass a diversity of unspoiled habitats and ecosystems which offer refuge to unique, and often ancient, plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.