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Tasmania is the island state of Australia with the
Bass Strait stretching 240km separating Tasmania from the Main land.
Tasmania is full of Natural Wilderness and beauty. Tasmania has been
named by a range of Magazines as the best island in Australia New
Zealand and the south pacific. We are also the proud owners of what has
been classified the worlds 10th most beautiful beach, Wine Glass Bay.
Summer in Tasmania is full of food and wine tasting
festivals held mainly in Launceston and Hobart. However the North West
coast comes alive with participants from around the globe in the
Tasmanian winters are all about snow caped mountains
and evenings around an open wood fire. The Days often start out with a
frost and blossom into an crisp clear day.
Autumn is something that comes in Tasmania with great
pride. Walking through any part of Tasmania in this season is a pleasure
as there is a floor of crisp orange, red and yellow leaves, some native
to Tasmania and others introduced.
The many historic and modern gardens are open to the
public in spring and often with the historic gardens the homesteads are
often also open to the public. Tasmania at this time also celebrates the
Blooming Tasmania Festival.
population of Tasmania is 472,000. Main centres are
Hobart (the capital city with 195,500 people) Launceston
(98,500) Burnie (18,000) and Devonport (25,000)
Tasmania has more than 2000 km of walking tracks and
18 national parks.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers
1.38 million hectares.
Hobart has the nation’s second-lowest rainfall (626
mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities.
The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21°C
(70°F). Winter’s average is 12°C (52° F). (www.discovertasmania.com)
Mole Creek Karst National Park contains more than 200 caves,
which began to form about 30 million years ago. With a guide you
can tour some of the caves and see animals that dwell in the
dark, stalagmites that soar to lofty roofs, streams that
disappear into the ground, glow-worms that twinkle like stars in
this underground wonderland. When you’ve toured the caves take
some time to walk through the beautiful forests in the national
park, and reflect on the wonders beneath the ground you’re