Tasmania

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Tasmania is Australia’s island state. It lies south of the mainland and has a unique, almost European climate. Australia’s most mountainous state, it has so many national parks that UNESCO collated them all into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Known for the now-extinct Tasmanian Tiger and the endangered Tasmanian Devil, the state is a haven for wildlife. It also produces some of Australia’s best apples, whisky and wine. A trip to King Island will yield exceptional cheese, beef and lobsters, too. And when you escape the wilderness, Hobart can take care of all your creature comforts.

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Fast facts about Tasmania

Where is it? Tasmania is an island state south of mainland Australia.

How do I get there? Fly to Tasmania from every city in Australia. The flight takes approximately 1–3 hours. Airlines include Tigerair, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin.

When should I go? While Tasmania is beautiful and accessible year-round, the weather is changeable and can be very cold. December–February are the driest and warmest months.

What should I do? Pick your own apples at an orchard, sample some of Australia’s best whisky, sail to King Island for great waves and delectable food, spot a platypus in the Central Highland lakes, trek through the Tarkine rainforest, spot the Aurora Australis, visit MONA art museum, hike around Cradle Mountain and while you’re there, get up close to Tasmanian devils at Devils@Cradle.



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