TASMANIA OVERVIEW

Vast, uninhabited slabs of wilderness are the essence of Tasmania, but don’t let that put you off. Those that visit this beautiful island are rewarded with a physically dazzling and unique holiday where the locals will welcome you to their homeland. Separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait, Tasmania is place where you can really unwind and rejuvenate - the air and water is arguably the cleanest and purest in the world, while deserted beaches and remote wilderness provide an excellent backdrop for peace and solitude. If you’re lucky, you may even spot one of the infamous Tasmanian devils roaming wild. More than 40 per cent of Tasmania is protected as World Heritage areas and you can’t visit without spending some time in its best known national park: Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair. Extending for some 168,000 hectares native beach trees, mountain streams, glacial lakes, rainforest and alpine heath lands surround the mountain making it a Mecca for bushwalkers as well as those wanting to take in the breathtaking scenery. There are some fantastic day walks that allow you to take in the park’s main features; in the north Cradle Valley walk gives you some beautiful views of Cradle Mountain and in the south Cynthia Bay takes you around Lake St Clair.

ABOUT TASMANIA

GMT: +11 hours
FLIGHT TIME: Approximately 21 hours
CURRENCY: Australian Dollar
CLIMATE: The climate in Tasmania is classified as temperate maritime, and is rarely extremely hot or extremely cold. Unlike a lot of Australia, Tasmania has four distinct seasons with warm and sunny with mild evenings.

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