About TasmaniaSeparated from mainland Australia by the 240 km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart - a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; a pleasant, temperate climate; wonderful wine and food; a rich history; and a relaxed island lifestyle.
According to experienced travellers who've criss-crossed the globe in search of excellence, Tasmania has one of the world's 10 best beaches (Wineglass Bay, US-based Outside magazine), the world's best little town (Strahan, Chicago Tribune) and was rated equal third, in the world, for wise land stewardship by National Geographic Traveler magazine's Sustainable Tourism Initiative.
For visitor information around the State, drop into one of the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centres.
- Hobart - Davey Street
- Launceston - Cornwell Square
- Devonport - 92 Formby Road
- Burnie - Little Alexander Street
Or, click here to discover Tasmania online. It’s a world apart, not a world away!
FACTS ABOUT TASMANIA
- The population of Tasmania is 488,700. Main centres are Hobart (the capital city with 203,600 people) Launceston (98,500) Burnie (18,000) and Devonport (25,000)
- Tasmania has more than 2000 km of walking tracks and 18 national parks.
- The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.38 million hectares.
- Hobart has the nation's second-lowest rainfall (626 mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities.
- The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21°C (70°F). Winter's average is 12°C (52° F).