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18 Towns In Tasmania You Must Visit In 2023

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If you’re planning to visit to Tassie and have your list of nature attractions complete, then it might be time to add some quaint towns in Tasmania to your list, too.

It’s a unique part of Australia with stunning scenery, unmatched history, and a food and wine scene that will make your taste buds EXPLODE.


Tasmania is famous for its clean air, unique native wildlife, unspoiled nature, and relaxed vibe.

But when you’re done exploring for the day, you’re going to need a place to lay your head, which is why we recommend you head out of the cities and visit some of the charming Tasmania towns.

The towns in Tasmania are where you’ll find the friendliest locals, the slow-paced lifestyle that beckons you to stop and take a breathe, as well as a rural, community charm you won’t feel anywhere else.

But what towns do you visit? In this guide, we’ve shared our favorite Tassie towns!

The Best Towns in Tasmania To Visit

So plan on a good old fashioned Tasmanian road trip, and below are my favourite towns I suggest you highlight on your map to plot your journey.

1. Richmond

girls looking at stone bridge over river Richmond, Tasmania, Australia
Historic Richmond Bridge

Historic Richmond is a small town within easy reach of Hobart (25 kilometres north east).

We enjoyed half a day exploring the historic sites and taking a stroll along the river before grabbing a bite to eat at the Richmond Hotel followed by coffee and cake at the popular bakery.

Richmond is home to Australia’s oldest bridge (built in 1825) and Australia’s oldest Roman Catholic church, St John’s.

You should also check out the Richmond Gaol and just wander around town looking at the numerous heritage-listed buildings. Richmond is lovely.

2. Coles Bay

coffee on cafe bench with views of  the hazard mountains
view from Tombolo’s

Coles Bay is set in a spectacular location with uninterrupted views of the red and pink granite peaks known as The Hazards.

It’s a small town with a few shops and cafes – don’t miss Tombolo Restaurant and coffee bar for great coffee + wood fired pizzas with stunning views. Another place you must visit is Freycinet Marine Farm, where you can find some of the freshest oysters in Tasmania.

This town is mostly known as the main entrance point to Freycinet National Park (our favourite place in Tasmania). Nearby Honeymoon Bay is a brilliant and consider going kayaking in the beautiful bay.

We could easily spend a week based here exploring…

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