Tasmania (or Tassie) is the southern-most Australian State and is separated from the mainland by a stretch of water known as the Bass Strait. The capital city of the Tasmania is Hobart, located in the far south of the island.
With a total population of around 500,000 people and a land area of approximately 65,000 square kilometres, Tasmania is the second smallest of the Australian States and Territories by area (the Australian Capital Territory is the smallest). Tasmania is often referred to as the Apple Isle, because of its history as a major producer of that delicious fruit.
Due to its southerly location, the climate in Tasmania is much cooler than the other Australian States and Territories, which appeals to many Europeans. Tasmania is home to some of the most pristine wilderness still left on the planet, with parts of the State under World Heritage listing. Old growth forests and wild rivers are just part of the beauty of this amazing island.
Things to see and do in the Tasmania:
- Port Arthur Historic Penal Colony
- Cradle Mountain
- Franklin River Rafting
- Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race