Tasmanian Odyssey is the world's only completely dedicated and comprehensive Tasmanian travel specialist.
Quite literally the land that got away and considered one of our last great wilderness frontiers, Tassie is a thriving life raft for animals found nowhere else on earth with epic adventures and trails waiting to be explored. Read more...
Tassie, as the island is affectionately known, is Australia’s only island state and is in fact an archipelago of over 330 islands. Even the mainland of Tasmania has a remarkably small population of humans and a huge population of birds and animals.
Despite its contrasting and diverse landscapes, which make an astonishing contrast to the mainland, Tasmania lies just 150 miles south of Australia's mainland and is only a 45-minute flight from Melbourne, or under ninety minutes from Sydney, with direct flights also available from Adelaide and Perth. it is also accessible via the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Victoria to Devonport.
Approximately 40% of Tasmania's live in the state capital Hobart which has the feel of a small market town. Once you leave Hobart on your Tasmanian Odyssey, your human encounters will be few and far between. Most of the time, you might be forgiven for thinking you are the only people on the planet!
The tallest flowering trees in the world tower over millennia-old precious wildlife-filled alpine plateaus and button grass plains. Some 2,800 miles of coastline, including the highest cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, hug a landscape of such raw, ravishing and largely untouched natural beauty that it leaves one gasping in astonishment at almost every twist and turn as one travels around Tasmania.
There are many different ways in which to explore Tasmania, depending on your preferred method of travel, ranging from completely independent self-drive tours to fully supported private guided tours. At Tasmanian Odyssey, we work very closely with our guests to provide you with the perfect itinerary to suit your style. However, the lack of accommodation and minimal infrastructure across vast swathes of the island means that it is really is absolutely essential to plan your itinerary well in advance and never leave a day to chance. Read more...
Couples, families, solo travellers and friends travelling together will enjoy their preferred style of travel when booking with Tasmanian Odyssey. This may be independent self drive touring, always tailor made to specific interests, but our guests can also choose from a huge range of specialist small group tours and private guiding - or a mix of all of the above. Whichever your preferred style of travel, you can enjoy wildlife spotting and bird watching, boat trips, island hopping, cycling, walking, wine tasting, fishing and kayaking, witnessing beautiful scenery and meeting local people and wildlife along the way. Read more...
Where you rest your head in Tasmania is so much more than just a space to crash. Part of the sheer joy of travelling around Tasmania is that every place you visit will be an entirely new adventure.
And just when you think you have found your dream ‘home away from home’ in paradise, you arrive at your next destination, after a staggering beautiful drive, to find yourself being once again welcomed like long lost friends; you find yourself blinking in disbelief at another stupendous view while sipping a glass of delicious wine, local of course, and marvelling at the wafts of another tasty home-cooked meal. Read more...
Tasmania is probably one of the greatest destinations in the world with a climate, landscape and diversity that lends itself perfectly to exploration by foot, bike, boat, expedition ship, and seaplane. Even whilst fishing in pristine streams in the remote wilderness gives you that indescribable beauty.
Nowhere else offers the stunning diversity of landscape - narrow, windy country roads with minimal traffic, scenery that changes with every twist and turn of the road, exotic wildlife and birds everywhere you look.
Sea cruises give you the chance to visit some of the remotest corners of Tasmania and appreciate its wild and rugged coastline and pristine bays. Experiences range from a three hour pelagic cruise, or ten days aboard an expedition cruise ship.
And if you love being on the water, nothing beats the peaceful exploration under paddle power along the secret rivers, lakes and coastline of Tasmania. Read more...
Tasmanian Odyssey specialises in wildlife and birding holidays, giving our guests the best possible chance of spotting as many species as possible in their natural habitat - that's to say, in the wild - including Tasmanian devils and the Duck-billed Platypus. Wildlife in Tasmania is abundant, unafraid, often unique to the island, and for the most part, relatively easy to spot if you know where to go. Compared to the mainland and other popular wildlife-spotting destinations, it is easy to get to within an exceptionally close proximity to birds and animals - a veritable dream come true for photographers.
Despite being known as Australia’s only island state, Tasmania is, in fact, an archipelago of 334 islands, all of which are hugely diverse, offering a wide range of habitats to birds and mammals and some very different and special holiday experiences. A visit to one of Tasmania’s offshore islands will a very special dimension to your holiday and with access ranging from a 15-minute ferry ride to a 25-minute flight, it is considerably easier than you might imagine. Read more...
'Tasmanian Odyssey is the result of a twenty-year passion. Here I have had the most magical times imaginable, life-changing experiences made possible by extraordinary people, accidental eco-warriors and true conservationists who have inadvertently found themselves become dream-makers. I am privileged to count these people as my friends.'
— Susie de Carteret
Your funds are completely protected when you book a holiday with Tasmanian Odyssey
We use Serenity Travel Trusts to provide you with the most secure level of financial protection. This means that any money you pay us in GBP via bank transfer or credit/debit card goes directly into an independently administered trust account. Any payments from this account must be authorised by one of the Trust Account Handlers and Tasmanian Odyssey cannot access the funds until they have been released from the account. This means that your funds are protected and ring-fenced until you have returned from your holiday, giving you complete peace of mind.
Photo Credits (top to bottom): Par Avion Wineglass * Wildlife, James Burke, Tourism Australia, Luke Tscharke, S. Group, Stuart Gibson, Tourism Tasmania and Kentish Council