Tasmania is the Australian island state, located south east of Australia being separated from Australia by the Bass Strait, Tasmania is the 26th largest island in the world.
Tasmania is home to the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race held on boxing day, as an annual event, known as the Natural State Tasmania is 37% reserves and world heritage sites.
The domestic sea route is serviced by Bass Strait passenger and vehicle ferries crossings between Devonport and Melbourne.
The Tasmanian Devil is a carnivorous marsupial found exclusively on the island of Tasmania. Tasmania was also once home to the now extinct Thylacine better known as the Tasmanian Tiger, you can learn about the extinct Tasmanian Tiger at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Many flora species are unique to Tasmania, with its diverse vegetation ranging from heavily grazed grassland to eucalypt forest, heath lands and cool temperate rain forest.
The early settlers were mostly convicts and military guards, tasked with developing agriculture and other industries. Numerous convict settlements were made in Van Demon's Land, including secondary prisons, such as the harsh penal colonies at Port Arthur, now a tourist attraction in the south of Tasmania.
Laying at the foot of Mount Wellington near the mouth of the Derwent River, the state capital of Tasmania and the largest city is Hobart.
Australia's second oldest city, Hobart was named after
named after Lord Hobart, and was visited by Charles Darwin as part of his Beagle expedition.
Hobart was established on the back of the whaling and seal trade. Anglesea Barracks is the oldest military establishment in Australia.
Eating out is an integral part of experiencing Hobart and the Queens Domain and Hobart Royal Botanical Gardens, are excellent for a quiet stroll on the waterfront.
Noted for its spectacular coastal scenery, Coles Bay located on the edge of Freycinet national park, 200 km north east of Hobart.
Other Tourist destinations in Tasmania include Burnie, Devonport, Launceston, St Helens, Srahan Wynyard and more.
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