Tasmania represents an interesting alternative to the Australian mainland and is fast becoming the choice destination for those wanting to escape the traditional parameters of an Australian holiday. Tasmania is the alternative traveller’s choice, complete with rolling, picturesque landscapes; Tasmania has effectively contributed significantly to Australia’s magnificent heritage.
Tasmania is located off Australia’s southern coast and its location ensures that its climate helps with the picturesque and outstanding landscape. Of course, Tasmania is an incredibly green island and around 40% of it is under protected status while there are also other pleasures for those seeking a tranquil and traditional holiday. There are white, sandy beaches that entice, and obviously the crystal clear blue ocean, but it is the rugged landscape and jagged cliffs and the rock formations that make Tasmania the perfect place for those wanting a holiday that features a bit of adventure and alternative scenery.
There is no shortage of adventure here. Tasmania is literally dotted with numerous national parks, trails and treks that are accessible to the intrepid traveller as well as fantastic rafting, biking and hiking opportunities. The most popular national parks include Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and Mount Field National Park where the undeniably wonderful scenery and spectacular exploration opportunities present an amazing opportunity to those wanting to explore this beautiful island.
Tasmania’s heritage should also not be discounted. Port Arthur, the former location of the penal colony that used to be present on the island, is also worth the time to visit. This is one attraction which deserves to be visited on any tour of the island due to the immense history that is present.
The capital of Hobart also deserves to be seen, picturesque architecture as well as quaint tea rooms and numerous cultural attractions await you including the renowned Salamanca Market which is present every Saturday. Tasmania makes for the perfect holiday destination for those wanting to simply escape it all and sample nature at its finest, and be rest assured, there is plenty of nature within the confines of this wonderful island.
The treasures of Tasmania are there for everyone to see and with a holiday to the wonderful island, you will be able to see first hand what this offshore island has to offer and the endless discoveries that await you. Traditionally a quieter corner of Australia, Tasmania has rocky coastlines and headlands perfect for hiking, waterways and a splendid array of wildlife including the endangered Tasmanian Devil. Tasmania is without a doubt an excellent choice for a holiday involving those who are keen to venture of the beaten track and explore this magnificent island.
The island’s history and heritage, displayed perfectly by the capital Port Arthur, featuring the former prison (which is now a World Heritage Site) and lush landscapes where as the various national parks (of which 40% of the island consists) really makes Tasmania an intriguing, fascinating and beautiful holidaying destination.
Things to do in Tasmania
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Tasmania is the Australian region perfect for people who love adventure and love the outdoors. Located off the mainland on a tiny island, Tasmania is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful wildlife in the country.
If you’re headed to Tasmania, pack for adventure. We’re talking strong, sturdy walking boots and shorts and trousers that can withstand a bit of climbing. It’s also a great idea to take a good backpack too - if you plan on doing hiking whilst on the island, this will be more useful than anything else.
But don’t forget about the relaxation too! Just as you’d expect from anywhere in Australia - there are a bounty of beaches to choose from too - so pack your swimwear, sun-cream and travel towel.
Much like the UK, Tasmania has four very distinct seasons, so each time of year is considerably different from the other. If you want mild temperatures and plan on doing plenty of outdoor activities, then the summer months (December - March) will be the best time to visit for you.
If you visit during the summer, expect maximum temperatures averaging at around 20 °C (68 °F) to 24 °C (75 °F) which is a nice, comfortable temperature for outdoor activities and hiking.
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As we continue on our Fiction Map of the World tour, we land at our next destination, Tasmania. Tasmania offers up an abundance of options from national heritage sites steeped in history and geographical beauty, to books, films, music, and cuisine to satisfy ...
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