Tasmania (map) is Australia’s largest offshore island, and the smallest state in Australia by both size and by population. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland. You’ll find the inhabitants notably more polite, friendly and helpful than in big cities on the mainland such as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Tasmania has some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery not just in Australia but also the world. Over 45 percent of Tasmania is protected in national parks so you can’t make a visit here without checking at least a couple of national parks out. The UNESCO World Heritage site Tasmanian Wilderness covers about a quarter of Tasmania.
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Mount Wellington (map) is a large mountain that rises above Tasmania’s capital city. Visitors can drive to the top, where a viewing lookout is located, and well maintained walking tracks are located in the foothills.
Bay of Fires (map) is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations, located between Eddystone Point (map) and Binalong Bay (map). Bay of Fires has beautiful blue water, red rocks, and sandy white beaches. Enter through Binalong Bay which is 10 minutes from St Helens. This area offers a wide range of activities including camping, boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing, and walking along the coastline.
Tasmania is the centre of Australia’s craft whisky industry, and there are numerous distilleries throughout the state. Due to the similarity of Tasmania’s climate to that of Scotland, Tasmanian whiskies are primarily based on Scotch whiskies. Two of Tasmania’s most important distilleries are Sullivans Cove in Cambridge, and Lark in Hobart, both of which have won prestigious international awards.