Tasmania known colloquially as 'Tassie' is an island state of Australia was named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.
The clean air, beautiful seascapes and fresh seafood makes visiting Tasmania an experience of lifetime. If that isn't enough to make you pack your bags to the heart shaped island, here is a list of reasons that will change your mind.
1. Spirit of Tasmania
Step onto the 29-ton ferry that sails between Melbourne and Devonport (Tasmania) and get drawn into the energetic holiday carnival. You can plan your entire trip at the Tourism Tasmania office on-board the ferry. If you are not the types who would enjoy 10-hour long scenic ferry ride, you can take a flight to Launceston from either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
2. Tickle your taste buds
As the ferry pulls in Devonport, you can take a pre-booked hired cab that will take you to your first night halt, Launceston. Your trip to Tasmania won't just be about enjoying the beauty of nature but also about food. You can stop at Ashgrove Cheese Factory on your way to Launceston and try the yummy wasabi flavoured cheese.
The city's most popular tourist spot is the Cataract Gorge. The cliffs crowd the banks of the Esk River where it enters the Gorge. You can take a stroll along the banks or take an afternoon cruise through the Tamar Valley.
4. East Coast
A 160km drive from Launceston can take you to St Helenâs at Georges Bay. Here you can make a detour on to Binalong Bay Road towards the Bay of Fires.
5. Coles Bay
On way to Coles Bay, don't forget to stop at the Mt Elephant Pancakes and enjoy mouth-watering variety of sweet and savoury pancakes. Then head towards Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park.
With the unparalleled experiences Tasmania offers, you cannot tick Australia off your bucket list without visiting this place.