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Best of Tasmania

Tasmania travel blog showcasing the best of Tasmania. Tasmania is an island state in southern Australia and a destination that has a raw and wild beauty. With stunning coastal landscapes and green rolling hills, Tasmania is a delight to explore. You’ll be charmed by the friendly locals, enticed by the relaxed island lifestyle and intrigued by its convict history.

Tasmania is also an island with amazing food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins.

Often called the Apple Isle, Australia’s smallest state is rich in national parks and World Heritage wilderness. Another wonder to see in Tasmania is in the sky. Just look up and gaze in awe at the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights, which illuminates the night’s sky in a rainbow of colours.

What is the largest city in Tasmania?

Launceston is Tasmania’s largest city. Located in northern Tasmania, Launceston is a small city with a population of around 100,000 people.

What is Tasmania best known for?

Tasmania is known for its pristine wilderness areas. 40% of Tasmania is covered in national park. Tasmania is also known for wine and food, such as top-notch cheeses, chocolate, oysters and fresh fruit. Tasmania produces excellent gin, whiskey, wine and beer.

Do Tasmanian Devils still exist?

Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial that used to be a native species found on Australia’s mainland. Tasmanian devils now can be found in the wild only in Tasmania, such as Maria Island and the Tarkine.

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One of the main reasons why Tasmania draws me back, again and again, is that Tasmania is an island with four distinct seasons. When planning what to do in Tasmania, each season brings a different set of activities and events. As there are so many different things to do in...
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Tasmanian devil
One of the most popular things to do in Tasmania is to see its wildlife. Did you know Tasmania has 33 native terrestrial mammals and 41 marine mammals? Tasmanian wildlife includes pademelons, eastern quolls, bettongs and Tasmanian devils. Wildlife in Tasmania extends to birds - there are 12 species...
tarkine tasmania
Of all the places to visit in Tasmania, to me, Tasmania’s North West region is the most diverse and captivating. There’s the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere, button grass plains and rugged coastal shores. North West Tasmania is an area steeped in history, with great food...
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The Aurora Australis is not as well-known as the Aurora Borealis in the north but if you catch it on the right night, it is just as amazing. Australia's light show in the sky, the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights is as stunning as any night lights you'll see...
Tasmanian devil
The world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmanian devil, has become an Australian icon and a national treasure. It has products and sporting teams named after it. Here are a few Tasmanian devil facts you may not have known. They release harrowing screeches and if you are lucky enough to...

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