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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.

Mole Creek Caves – Tasmania’s Wild Caves

As we clambered into Westmorland Cave, our hands and feet searching for holds in the fading light, I lost all sense of the world...

Derwent Valley Tasmania

Hobart is the hip destination that everyone is heading to in Tasmania. But just half an hour’s drive away from Hobart, following the course...

Living in Tasmania – What I miss about Tassie

It’s 8am and I’m about to fly out of Hobart after a 10-day sojourn. I grew up in Tasmania and while I’m happy living...

Field of dreams – top five in Tasmania

Tasmania is an island with vast open spaces and huge tracts of remote wilderness. The island state is blessed with unspoiled forests that are...

20 ideas on what to do in Tasmania in winter

Winter is the time of year when Tasmania's rugged beauty takes on a magical quality. There's a nip in the air, for sure, but...

5 Family Attractions in Tasmania

Remember the scene in Alice in Wonderland where Alice drinks from a bottle labelled "DRINK ME" and shrinks to a size too small to...

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4 best places near Bay of Fires

If you want to know the best locations to visit, just ask a local. In stunning northern Tasmania, on the shores of Binalong Bay, we...