The Holiday Isle is definitely a worthy vacation destination. Tasmania's attraction lies in its natural beauty – so consider appreciating the idyllic Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay, the iconic Cradle Mountain and the beautiful Lake St Clair. Also investigate Port Arthur, the infamous jail that played an important role in our colonial past.
Tasmania also has an adventurous streak that might suit yours. Want to find wild surf, rush along white water rapids or hike glaciated peaks? You can here. Like to abseil, hang glide, go caving, four-wheel driving or lose yourself (not literally) on a wilderness walk? They're all possible in Tassie territory too.
The sandstone heritage of Hobart and Launceston makes a mark on these pretty cities and whether you're in town, or well out of it, this is the state with a irrepressible fresh food desire. Cheeses, berries, beef, honey, salmon, scallops and rock lobster are among the locally-produced delicacies. Add boutique breweries, wine and chocolate – what's not to love?