Bass for Tourists

Tasmania is a hidden gem that is often overlooked by international tourists. However, for those who venture to this southern island state, they are in for a treat. Within Tasmania, the electorate of Bass – situated in the Northeast of Tasmania – offers a unique blend of natural beauty, wine and food, and a wealth of activities that make it the perfect destination for tourists.

Launceston Airport, which is located in the Bass electorate, is the gateway to Tasmania, offering domestic flights from major cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. This airport provides easy access to the north of Tasmania, making it an ideal starting point for tourists looking to explore the Tasmania.

The natural beauty of Bass is perhaps its most alluring feature. The Tamar River is a natural wonder that offers breath-taking views, and its banks are home to some of Tasmania’s finest wineries. The region is known for producing some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines, and a visit to a local vineyard is a must-do for any wine lover.

In addition to the wineries, Bass has a range of tourist attractions that make it an ideal destination for families and couples. The Cataract Gorge is a stunning natural reserve that offers walking trails, picnic areas, and a chairlift that provides panoramic views of the gorge. The Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history of Tasmania’s gold mining industry, while the Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve is a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers. Venture further north, and you will find the idyllic coastal town of Bridport with its cafes, beach, and fishing village ambiance. Of course, no trip to Bass would be complete without a nocturnal trip to Low Head to visit the penguins that come ashore to roost each night or without immersing yourself in the history of the Bass and Flinders Maritime Museum, Low Head Pilot Station or the Low Head Foghorn, the only operational G-type diaphone in the world!

One of the unique features of Bass is the quality of its fresh produce. The region’s rich agricultural land produces some of the finest fresh produce in Australia, including raspberries, cherries, and hazelnuts. This has led to the growth of award-winning restaurants, many of which showcase the local produce and offer a dining experience that is unrivalled in other parts of the country.

Golf enthusiasts will also find plenty to keep them entertained in Bass. The Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm courses are world-renowned for their natural beauty and challenging design. These courses are often ranked among the top golf courses in the world, attracting golfers from around the globe.

When it comes to safety, Tasmania is one of the safest states in Australia, and the Bass electorate is no exception. Crime rates in the region are significantly lower than in other parts of the country, making it a safe and welcoming destination for families.

The economic impact of tourism in the Bass electorate is significant with the region’s tourism industry a significant employer, providing jobs for local residents and supporting small businesses.

The electorate of Bass in Tasmania offers a unique and compelling destination for tourists and is well worth a visit. The region’s natural beauty, world-class wineries, quality fresh produce, award-winning restaurants, and top-rated golf courses make it an ideal destination for families, couples, and solo travellers. With easy access via Launceston Airport and a welcoming and safe community, it is no surprise that the region continues to attract visitors from around the world.


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Are you interested in visiting Bass? If so, please contact Lara on the contact page, or use the links below to contact other tourist information centres to assist you with your visit to Bass and Northern Tasmania.