Chef Analiese Gregory on Tasmania's eclectic produce and what to try

From abalone to wallaby, Analiese Gregory champions the eclectic produce of Australia’s island state.

The five best walking trails in Tasmania

Australia’s scenic island state of Tasmania is home to more than 1,700 miles of glorious walking trails, spanning diverse wildernesses and 19 national parks. We’ve handpicked five unmissable walking routes across this epic natural playground.

The pioneer: Analiese Gregory on her life lessons from global kitchens

New Zealand-born Analiese Gregory has foraged in France, mastered complex gastronomy in Spain and cooked camel in Morocco. Now she’s taken over the kitchen of Franklin in Tasmania, she’s found somewhere that feels like home. 

Tasmania: Adventure in Australia's island state

Tasmania’s natural richness comes in many forms: pristine landscapes, tranquil waterways and curious wildlife that thrives in this unique environment. However you approach its unspoilt beauty, adventure awaits in Australia’s island state.

CLOSED: Win a six-night stay in Tasmania

We've teamed up with Authentic Vacations to offer an unforgettable sjx-nght stay in Tasmania

Tasmania: Windswept & wild

Steeped in convict lore, Tasmania, Australia’s isolated island state, has a breathtaking natural beauty that’s often overlooked. Sign up for an Overland Track through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and discover spectacular, glacially-carved valleys, fragrant eucalypt forest and golden buttongrass plains

A local's guide to Hobart

The Tasmanian capital feels adrift from the rest of Oz; it has a culturally distinct attitude all of its own, from avant-garde art to booming distilleries. Check out our tips for a cultural fix.

Once Extinct, Tiny Marsupial Returns to Australia

Discover the story of the eastern quoll and its re-introduction back into the wild of Australia.

Predator-Proof Nests May Help Save Swift Parrots From Extinction

The swift parrot is critically endangered, and these scientists are trying to save them from extinction. On its nesting grounds in Tasmania, the parrot population is being decimated by ferocious sugar gliders. The Difficult Bird Research Group is installing nests that automatically close at nighttime. This keeps the swift parrots safe from nocturnal sugar gliders. Tasmania is a small island seeing deforestation as a result of agriculture and logging. As deforestation worsens, swift parrots have fewer nesting trees. This exposes them to more sugar glider attacks.

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