The Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre assist in planning itineraries, offer personalised travel suggestions, provide detailed local knowledge and information, and can even make your bookings.

Our interview

Originally published on 8 May 2019.

You have probably driven past the iconic pink building on the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Street many times, but have you gone into the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre.

Behind the dusky pink exterior is a treasure trove of Tasmanian gifts and experiences perfect for Mother’s Day. Hello Hobart chatted with the manager, Emily, to find out all about the TTIC and what we can expect from the team to delight Mum this Sunday.

“We have a gift selection to suit any mum. Surprise adventure Mum with a national parks pass, or new Mum with a calming heat pack lavender bear from Bridestowe Lavender, we can help tailor something Tasmanian for your mum, whatever her style,” said Emily.

If you want to give something that is more of an experience, the team sell gift cards that give you access to purchase over 300 hotels and experiences across Tasmania.

The Hello Hobart team asked Emily what she will be getting her own Mum on Sunday, “I will be treating my mother to winter woollies, she hates the cold. We stock gorgeous Smitten Merino scarfs, so one of these and a pair of Tassie slippers will go down nicely.” And for Emily, she is expecting the usual suspects of school made crafts (think cute pasta necklaces) from her two young boys on Sunday.

One might assume that the TTIC is simply for tourists, but Emily tells us that more and more locals are heading in to get assistance with planning Tassie trips for visiting friends and families. “Everyone is just so busy these days and we are like a travel agent, but on the ground. All of our staff are travel experts in Tasmania and we help plan everything from the SkyBus right through to multi-day walks and luxury weekend getaways. The team here will take care of it all for you and your visitors” said Emily.

“I love my job because we often surprise people by Tassie. It has so much more to offer than first meets the eye.”

The place is teeming with amazing recommendations for what to do if you have a spare day, weekend or week in our beautiful state. Even the local Hello Hobart team found themselves lost in the maps and experiences… road trip anyone?

Emily’s favourite place to visit is the West Coast. She says she loves the ruggedness and isolation that you can’t experience elsewhere.