Tasmania is one of the Best Places to Visit in 2024 according to The New York Times

Tasmania has been included in the prestigious ‘52 Best Places to Visit in 2024’ list published by The New York Times. The much-anticipated list is compiled annually by The New York Times’ travel editors and travel experts and is viewed internationally as a distinguished selection of the most desirable global travel destinations.

This year, Tasmania was recognised in the list for its rich indigenous culture, abundance of nature and elevated dining experiences, profiling several Tasmanian operators.

Contributor to The New York Times, Nora Walsh, wrote: “Venture outside and help protect vulnerable species in Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state, with several new guided walksTasmanian Walking Company, in partnership with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, offers a three-day trek across rugged Bruny Island to map flora and collect seeds for the garden’s seed bank.

To get a taste of the island’s Indigenous culture, join members of the local Palawa community on multi day treks through the powder white sands of Wukalina (Mount William National Park) and orange-lichen-covered rocks of Larapuna (Bay of Fires). Or to get an actual taste of the island, forage for ingredients like wattle seeds and pepperberries with guides from Palawa Kipli, a company that is Indigenous-owned and operated — the experience ends with a tasting menu that includes smoked payathanima (wallaby).

Locavore menus are the norm throughout Tasmania, and the chef Analiese Gregory, a wild-cooking expert, will be showcasing ingredients like hand-gathered abalone and sea urchin at her yet-to-be-named restaurant set to open early this year.”

Sarah Clark, CEO, Tourism Tasmania said: “The New York Times Best Places to Visit list is one of the highest accolades for a destination, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be included and have so many unique experiences represented. We know Tassie has been top of mind for Australian travellers for a while, and it’s great to see that now, it will be on the bucket lists of international travellers as well.”

“The island has stunning natural beauty, world-class and easily accessible wilderness, an outstanding culinary and gastronomy scene, a tight-knit community of innovators and creatives, as well as a rich and deep cultural heritage. It really has it all for those who are looking to venture off the beaten path of Australia, and on top of that, Tasmanian hospitality is second to none. All in all, Tassie is an excellent travel destination and we’re very happy it’s getting the recognition it deserves.”

Tasmania featured in the list alongside Queensland’s capital city Brisbane, and other diverse global destinations set to inspire travellers around the world, such as Grenada in The Caribbean, the Albanian Alps and Geneva in Switzerland. The list acts as an essential, trusted source for travel inspiration, sharing the top destinations for travellers to consider for their travel plans for the following year.

Link to the full The New York Times’ Best Places to Visit in 2024 list here.