Are you a Tassie resident? The government wants to give you a voucher to go on holiday. No bull.


As the Tasmanian border seems likely to remain tightly shut until at least December, the Tasmanian state government has announced a travel voucher scheme to encourage Tasmanians to take a trip around their home state. We can hear the cheering of tour operators from here. 

The nitty-gritty details of the scheme still seem to be unclear but this is what we know so far. 

Residents over 18 are entitled to either a $100 voucher to go towards a midweek hotel room booking, or $50 to go towards a tourism experience, but you can’t get both. Whether a Friday night counts as a cheeky midweek booking is still unclear. 

The vouchers are valid for the months of September, October and November 2020 and you have to use the voucher outside of your municipality, so no local trips. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more deets as they become available and start planning a trip!


Need some inspo?

The Overland Track only costs $100 to walk until the end of the year. This might be your only opportunity to walk it for $50. An absolute steal. 

If a five day hike ain’t your thing, there’s a bunch of adventures to be had on Tassie’s West Coast

If you’re really itching to cross the seas, Maria Island and Satellite Island might be the go. 

Either way you spin it, free cash to take a holiday and help out small tour providers doing it tough is a win!


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Feature photo by @patcorden