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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

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 athletic carnivals.

Winter

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

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.

Spring

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.

 

  • The 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)

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    wineglass bay lookout

     

     

      Mole Creek

    mole creek cavesThe 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 walking on.

     (www.discovertasmania.com)

     
     

     

     

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