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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.

southern lights tasmania
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 amazing light show in the sky, the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights is as stunning as any night lights you'll...
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...
tasmania beaches
Looking for a fabulous beach? In Tasmania beaches are wild and beautiful. We've scoured the island for the best beaches in Tasmania. As an island, going to the beach is one of the things to do in Tasmania that is on every visitor's list. Here are our picks for a...
camping Tasmania national parks
Whether it’s in a tent, campervan, motorhome, caravan or a cave, Tasmania is a top spot for those who love the outdoors. Of all the things to do in Tasmania, for nature lovers, sleeping in a protected wilderness in breathtaking scenery and wildlife is a dream come true. Camping...
diving tasmania
Tasmania may not be at the top of the mind as a diving destination but there is actually a marvellous and colourful biodiversity of aquatic life. Diving in Tasmania is different to diving in Australia's northern states. There’s cold clear water, amazing kelp forests, cool aquatic critters and a...
bay of fires binalong bay beach sunset
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 caught up with pharmacist and keen photographer, Angela Siejka, who shares her top spots within an hour of her holiday home near Bay of Fires. Located...

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45 Things To Do In Tasmania

One of the main reasons why Tasmania draws me back, again and again, is that Tasmania is an island with four distinct seasons. When...