Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name. It is located 240 kilometres (150 mi) south of the eastern side of the continent, being separated from it by Bass Strait. The state of Tasmania includes the island of Tasmania, which is the 26th largest island in the world, and other surrounding islands. Tasmania is promoted as the Natural State and the "Island of Inspiration" owing to its large and relatively unspoiled natural environment. Formally, almost 37% of Tasmania is in reserves, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. The island is 364 Kilometers long from the northernmost point to the southernmost point and 306 Kilometers from west to east.
Tasmania is connected with a network of good public transportation system which connects areas like Hobart and Launceston. Though the frequency is comparatively lesser in areas like Burnie and Davenport, frequent coaches ply in all the major cities and tourist places like Cradle Mountain. The best way to Tour Tasmania is by hiring a car. Since the rates of hiring car are equal throughout Australia, the roads are in a lot better condition. If the tourist wishes to tour around a lot in the state and has spare cash, then car is always a better option.
- ◊ Air Travel
- ◊ Sea Connections
Shopping and Entertainment
There are plenty of things to buy in Tasmania some of which include :
→ Artists living in Tasmania will tell you it is the landscape that has inspired their work, and you can find examples of quality furniture, painting, photography, clothing, jewellery and artefacts in private galleries, arts and craft shops and markets.
→ Tasmanian wool is rated as the finest in the world and you can buy natural spun wool or hand and machine knitted and woven fine garments.
→ The harvests of our land and sea, and cool climate wines, are nourished by clean waters and rich soils. So look out for full-flavoured cheeses direct from the makers, plump delicious oysters, scallops, abalone, crayfish and fin fish, fresh from the Southern Ocean. Our berries, apples and stone fruits are juicy and still full of flavour; and our chocolates and beers world-winners.
- √ Concerts always make up a big portion of Tasmania entertainment. While many local productions make up Tasmania entertainment, some big acts make it to the entertainment scene as well.
√ A fabulous entertainment option is the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra. This small Orchestra is something special and well renown for its innovative performances.
√ Sporting events are another form of Tasmania entertainment that are always a lot of fun. Horse races, Football games, Cricket, and the like will have everyone excited and cheering for their favorite team. This is perhaps one of the most popular types of Tasmania entertainment and is certainly worth noting when the big games come to Hobart and Launceston.