“Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins.” – Tourism Tasmania
It may be Australia’s smallest state, but this little island packs a big punch when it comes to natural beauty. Over 40% of the state is national park and world heritage listed land, including Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Macquarie Island, Tasman National Park, Freycinet National Park and Mount Field National Park to name a few. It’s no wonder the state’s slogan is “Come Down for Air”. Hikers and nature lovers thrive with countless trails to explore, coastal drives to experience, unique natural formations to see, mountain summits to reach and hidden natural beauties to discover.
Other notable attractions include the controversial Museum of Old and New Art, the sobering Port Arthur Historic Site, the always bustling Salamanca Market, and the second oldest museum in Australia, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.