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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.

5 Family Attractions in Tasmania

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Discover Tasmania – 4 best spots for photography

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10 things to do in north west Tasmania

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Port Arthur things to do when visiting the Tasman Peninsula

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5 best Tasmania hotels with water views

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4 best beaches in Tasmania

Looking for a fabulous beach? In Tasmania beaches are wild and beautiful. We've scoured the island for the four best beaches in Tasmania. Here are our...

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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...