One of the last places on earth that can be considered as a real paradise is Tasmania. Tasmania is referred to as Australia’s green emerald in the South and due to its large and almost unspoiled nature it is called “A World Apart, Not A World Away”. 45% of the entire island is marked and protected as National Park and one fourth is listed as UNESCO World Natural Heritage. The heart-shaped Island of Tasmania is the only island state in Australia and is separated from the continent by Bass Strait. Before it was named after the Dutch explorer Abel J. Tasman, who actually discovered the island, it was called Van Diemen’s Land. Almost half of the population of about 508, 000 people live around the greater area of Hobart, which is the capital of Tasmania.
A Journey to Tasmania is not only a journey through nature but also through time. There you will find many plants and animals that are rare, or even extinct in the rest of the world. Due to the fact that Tasmania is quite isolated from the mainland, prehistoric plants, for example trees such as Huon, Celery Top and King Billy pine, have survived and won’t be found anywhere else but here. Forget about zoos and botanical gardens! Go and discover the real wildlife in all its beauty. Find a suitable hotel in Tasmania on traveltura.com.
Districts of Tasmania:
The city of Hobart is the second oldest city of Australia and is situated between the rising heights of Mount Wellington and the shimmering water of the Derwent River. It was founded in 1804 as a convict settlement. As the capital of Tasmania, Hobart represents the beauty of Tasmania’s nature and its variety very well. Influenced by hills, bushland and water the city offers a great lifestyle for tourists and locals. At Hobart’s haven there are a lot of yachtsman gathering around. This haven is also a favoured departure for Antarctic expeditions.
Take the historic tram of Launceston for a nostalgic journey through the beautiful city. Penny Royal World is one of Tasmania’s most visited attraction and is a mixture of a museum village and theme park. Due to the city’s parks and the Victorian buildings, that are still in good condition, Launceston could preserve its ancient flair. Additionally, it is definitively worth a trip to Cataract Gorge where you will find the world’s longest single span chairlift crossing a gorge.
If you go to Devonport, Tasmania’s third biggest city, chocolate lovers are not able to resist the idea of visiting the House of Anvers. After watching the confectionery staff create the culinary temptations, such as fine couverture chocolates, truffels, pralines and many more, these delicacies are waiting to be bought.
Top attractions in Tasmania:
This bizzare rock formation is located near a small and idyllic fishing harbour. With a lot of imagination it looks like a blowhole of a giant creature.
This might interest people who seek for adventure. The former convict settlement of Port Arthur was the final destination for the worst criminals. In the middle of the Port Arthur bay there is the Island of the Dead where a lot of convicts were buried in mass graves.
By taking a walk of about half an hour, the so-called “Cliff Rock Walk”, Cape Tourville can be discovered. You will have a fascinating view on the rose coloured granite cliff of Freycinet Peninsula that is quite near to the Wineglass Bay.
Huon Valley is famous for its wide apple plantation and hop cultivation. During the harvest period there are a lot of visitors from all over the world. In addition to that this Valley is part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Its almost unspoiled nature shows the most imposing scenic setting from white sand to emerald shimmering water.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park:
Within Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park there are numerous mountain lakes, waterfalls, gorges, mountain chains and among others also Tasmania’s highest mountain, Mount Ossa.
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