Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Natural Island Paradise: Tasmania

Picture this: wilderness and wildlife at a gentle pace, majestic rivers, pristine deserted beaches, endless forests for trekking, thermal springs and ancient caves, well preserved historic sites and the list just goes on. Well, it’s all here in the island located almost in the edge of the world. It is considered to be one of the last frontiers of the natural world, the breath-taking island of Tasmania.


§  Facts & Figures:
§  Locally known as Tassie.
§  Previously known  as Van Damien’s Land
§  26th largest island in the world
§  Tasmania’s area is 68,401 square kilometres (26,410 sq mi).
§  Capital city: Hobart
§  Population: 507,626
§  Highest Elevation: Mt. Ossa
§  Climate: Cool temperate (four seasons in one day that

How to get here: Tasmania is Australia's only island State, lying 240 kilometres (150 miles) southeast of mainland Australia. Bass Strait, the Southern Ocean and the Tasman Sea surround it. Antarctica is just 2,000 kilometres (1,243 miles) to the south.
All major domestic airlines and passenger ships service Tasmania daily. The superfast passenger and vehicle ferries the Spirit of Tasmania I and II depart nightly from Melbourne and Devonport (in Tasmania’s north).

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