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Tasmania: A jewel in the global spotlight 

In the vast expanse of our world, some destinations capture the imagination, beckoning travellers with promises of unique experiences and breathtaking landscapes.  

Tasmania has recently emerged as a shining star, earning its well-deserved place on The New York Times’ prestigious list of the top 52 Best Places to Visit in 2024. 

As we delve into the wonders that earned Tasmania this recognition, let’s explore some of the island’s hidden gems – the Bay of Fires, Three Capes, and Bruny Island. 

Imagine the thrill when one of the world’s most influential news outlets, The New York Times, places Tasmania among the best travel destinations for the year. In the company of illustrious global locales like Japan, Iceland, and Chile, Tasmania proudly stands as one of only two Australian destinations on this exclusive list, sharing the limelight with the vibrant city of Brisbane. This accolade is not just a feather in Tasmania’s cap; it’s a testament to the island’s magnetic charm that has captured the attention of travel and walking aficionados worldwide. 

Picture: Man walking under stunning rock formations in Tasmania

The New York Times’ nod to Tasmania’s foraging culture is a celebration of the island’s commitment to sustainable and locally sourced culinary experiences. 

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves not only in the natural wonders of this magnificent island but also to saviour its culinary attributes, discovering the diverse and flavorful ingredients that contribute to Tasmania’s distinct gastronomic identity.  

From farm-fresh produce to unique spices, the island’s culinary landscape is a testament to the harmony between nature and cuisine. 

Picture: Mavista Rainforest walk

As we explore Tasmania’s charms, The New York Times places a special focus on the island’s Indigenous culture, that of the Palawa people. Travelers are encouraged to engage with Tasmania’s rich and complex cultural tapestry, fostering a deeper understanding of the island’s history. 

Amidst the accolades for Tasmania, it’s impossible to overlook the enchanting wonders that lie within the island’s borders. The Bay of Fires, Three Capes, and Bruny Island are jewels that showcase Tasmania’s natural beauty and also great walking destinations. 

  • Bay of Fires: Known for its stunning white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant orange lichen-covered rocks, the Bay of Fires is a coastal paradise. The juxtaposition of fiery hues against the serene backdrop creates a visual spectacle that is inspiring. If Tassie is on your bucket list, check out our amazing 4-day Bay of Fires guided walking tour!  
  • Three Capes: The Three Capes Track offers hikers a journey through dramatic coastal landscapes, towering cliffs, and panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. This multi-day trek is a testament to Tasmania’s commitment to sustainable tourism, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature while treading lightly on the environment. If not already, add this iconic walk to your bucket list, and check out our 4-day Three Capes guided walking tour!  
  • Bruny Island: Separated from the Tasmanian mainland by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Bruny Island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and food lovers alike. With its diverse ecosystems, from rainforests to stunning beaches, and its reputation for delectable local produce, Bruny Island is the island within an island that encapsulates the essence of Tasmania’s natural and culinary wonders. Explore the stunning Bruny island through our 4-day guided walk  

Tasmania, with its recent accolade from The New York Times, is not just a destination; it’s an invitation to explore a world of wonders. From foraging for flavors to embracing Indigenous culture, the island beckons travellers to embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary. 

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