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Rugged, harsh, wild and unpredictable.

This is Tasmania… an island state in Australia that for decades has been known as remote and isolated. Compared to the rest of Australia, “Tassie” as the locals affectionately call it, has remained rather unchartered. It hasn’t gained a spot on the list of Top Things to See in Australia and it hasn’t been overrun by tourism…yet!

If there is one thing Tasmania continues to do over and over again, it is surprise its visitors, awarding them with beautiful sights, great adventures, and a real opportunity to connect with nature.

Here are just a few of the many reasons to visit Tasmania!

Tasmania may be rugged and wild…

On the path inside the heart of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park

On the path in the heart of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park

The path to the top of Solomon's Throne. Walls of Jerusalem National Park

The path to the top of Solomon’s Throne. Walls of Jerusalem National Park

The Walls of Jerusalem mountain range looked striking under the blue skies!

The Walls of Jerusalem mountain range looking striking under the blue skies!

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain reflected in Dove Lake. Cradle Mountain National Park

…but it is also lush green, often gushing with power…

Overlooking the pine forest in Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

Overlooking the pine forest in Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

Nelson Falls, a cascade waterfall, located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness, in the West Coast region of Tasmania.

Nelson Falls, a cascade waterfall, located on the Lyell Highway (A10) between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness

Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

Horseshoe Falls, Mt Fields National Park, Tasmania.

Horseshoe Falls, Mt Fields National Park, Tasmania

At times, it can be quite tranquil and mesmerising…

Lake St Clair, Tasmania. Australia

Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Magic waters on the East Coast of Tasmania just off the Tasman Highway

Magic waters on the East Coast of Tasmania just off the Tasman Highway

Whyte River, Corinna, Tasmania

Whyte River, Corinna, Tasmania

…and breathtakingly serene…

Pink sunset in Mole Creek, a small town located near Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Pink sunset in Mole Creek, a small town located near Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

Sometimes in Tasmania, the sky also turns pink. Another stunning sunset.

Sometimes in Tasmania, the sky also turns pink. Another stunning sunset.

If you visit the cities, you’ll find Tasmania to be vibrant, alive…

Hobart Harbour, Tasmania

Hobart Harbour, Tasmania

Salamanca Market, Hobart.

Salamanca Market, Hobart

Salamanca Place, Hobart

Salamanca Place, Hobart

Mures Seafood Restaurant in Hobart is always buzzing with action.

Mures Seafood Restaurant in Hobart is always buzzing with action.

…and filled with history.

Port Arthur, a former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of Australia's most significant heritage areas. Tasmania

Port Arthur, a former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, and one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas. Tasmania

Launceston is home to many historic houses and buildings

Launceston is home to many historic houses and buildings

Tasmania’s coast boasts great views…

Wineglass Bay. View from the lookout, inside the Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay. View from the lookout, inside the Freycinet National Park

Hazards Beach, a secluded beach accessible only on foot and by boat, located on the Western side of the Freycinet National Park., roughly 3 hours hike from Wineglass Bay.

Hazards Beach, a secluded beach accessible only on foot and by boat, located on the Western side of the Freycinet National Park., roughly 3 hours hike from Wineglass Bay

Bay of Fires, North Eastern Tasmania

Bay of Fires, North East Tasmania

Great views just outside the Remarkable Cave.

Great views just outside the Remarkable Cave on the Tasmanian Peninsula.

 And the food is to die for!

The best of Tasmania's seafood at the Freycinet Marine Farm.

The best of Tasmania’s seafood at the Freycinet Marine Farm

A hearty meal after a long day of hiking in Corinna. Tasmania

A hearty meal after a long day of hiking in Corinna.

Local produce, tea and one hell of a view at the Holy Cow cafe in a small town of Pyengana, located 2 hours east of Launceston. Tasmania

Local produce, tea and one hell of a view at the Holy Cow cafe in a small town of Pyengana, located 2 hours east of Launceston. Tasmania

And even if you don’t have time to explore all the unforgettable spots in Tasmania, getting around Tasmania is half the fun in itself!

The drives in Tasmania were a sight of their own!

The drives in Tasmania were a sight of their own!

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If there is one thing Tasmania continues to do over and over again, it is surprise its visitors, awarding them with beautiful sights and great adventures.

 

Have I convinced you to visit Tasmania yet?