a little taste of Tassie
Planning a holiday? Romantic getaway? Family touring adventure? The question is WHY would Aussies go overseas when Tassie has it all right on their doorstep.
Whatever your thing, here are a few things you might like to know about us. The unique island state of Tasmania officially has the cleanest air in the world. The rainwater is so pure it's harvested and bottled. This, combined with the fertile soil, gives rise to world-renowned produce - yes including those apples, but much more. Locally-grown walnuts, wasabi and cool climate wines all find their way onto local menus; along with fine cheeses, crayfish, oysters and that very famous salmon.
You can travel Tassie your own way and at your own pace: a road trip, camping, cabins, cottages, motorhomes, farmstays, B&Bs and self-contained apartments through to luxury 5-star eco-retreats.
What's to see and do? How about impossibly white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, snow-capped mountain peaks, and rustic villages sprinkled throughout a scenic countryside? Then there's hiking through untouched World Heritage wilderness; guided wildlife tours and cruises; or our world-class trout fishery that's frequented by everyone from former Prime Ministers to English rock stars.
We have year-round events and festivals - there's something on almost every week - and some of Australia's best preserved historic sites and colonial heritage. You'll find arts, crafts, rare antiques, elegant vineyards, breweries - all served up in a friendly laidback atmosphere. Interested yet? Sound inviting? Well, THIS is your official invitation, so read on!
Some other interesting trivia:
- Tasmania named the "Best Temperate Island in the World" twice, by the International travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller
- Bay of Fires named "the second most beautiful beach in the world" by Condé Nast Traveller; and "the world's hottest travel destination" by 2009 Lonely Planet
- Tasmania was the most decorated State at the 2009 Gourmet Traveller Awards
- Pyengana Dairy in Australian Traveller's Top 10 Gourmet Experiences for 2010
So where would you like to start?