Tasmania is quite literally the land that got away. Considered one of our last great wilderness frontiers, Tassie is a thriving life raft for animals found nowhere else on earth with vast areas of uninhabited wilderness and a tiny population for the landmass. So challenging is its landscape and so rich is its diversity that creating a holiday in Tasmania is akin to doing a 10,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. We have spent over two decades unearthing its innermost secrets - no one knows it better.
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Tasmania lies just 150 miles south of the Australian mainland and only a 45-minute flight from Melbourne, or under 90 minutes from Sydney with regular connections to the two main cities, Hobart in the south and Launceston in the north. There are also direct flights from Adelaide and Perth.
Tassie, as the island is affectionately known, is Australia's only island state after separating from the mainland 15,000 years ago and consists of five different regions.
Despite being known as Australia’s only island state, Tasmania is, in fact, an archipelago of 334 islands, all of which are hugely diverse, offering a wide range of habitats to birds and mammals.
A visit to one of Tasmania’s offshore islands will a very special dimension to your holiday and with access ranging from a 15-minute ferry ride to a 25-minute flight, it is considerably easier than you might imagine.
From people-dodging and wildlife-watching to tech suggestions and time needed to wander the terrain, we've put together some ‘dos and dont’s to making the most of your Tasmanian Odyssey.
Tasmania has many unique mammals found nowhere else in the world including many which have become extinct or are on the verge of extinction on mainland Australia. Responsible travel is a top priority and in turn, TO donates funds to protect wildlife habitats as well as sponsoring Prince Harry, the Tasmanian Devil.
Photo Credits: Pierre Destribats, J. Da Seymour Photomedia, Tourism Australia, David Clode, Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett