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Tasmania is 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.

Tasmania has two of the world's 10 best rated beaches being the Bay of Fires near St Helens and Wineglass Bay at Freycinet National Park. Strahan village is rated the world's best little town.

It is a natural island of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, tall forests and sparkling highland lakes. Over a third of the state is reserved in a network of National Parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, a refuge and habitat for rare plants and animals.

Tasmania also has a vibrant cultural life along with secluded wilderness, heritage, art & culture, wine & food - they're waiting for you in Tasmania.

Living in Tasmania

Tasmania has an enviable lifestyle and a diverse natural environment ranging from temperate rainforest and mountains on the west coast to sandy beaches on the east coast.

The capital, Hobart, and the northern centre of Launceston have all the services and facilities of thriving modern cities combined with easy access to beaches, rivers, lakes and national parks.

More than 40% of the State is protected wilderness, marine reserve, nature reserve or forest, much of it of such environmental significance that it has been granted World Heritage status. The island's compact size means that within 60 minutes' drive of Hobart you can be in native forest surrounded by the tallest species of eucalypt in the world.

Small enough to be intimate and large enough to have wonderful facilities, Hobart enjoys a spectacular location. The majestic Mount Wellington towers behind the Georgian warehouses of Salamanca Place, while nearby, elegant cruising yachts, fishing boats and Antarctic resupply vessels anchor beside fish punts and waterside cafes. Tasmania also has a strong sporting tradition, with facilities to match, and a vibrant cultural sector, extending from live theatre and one of the best small orchestras in the world to arthouse cinemas, museums and commercial galleries.

The State has four distinct seasons, with long summer days, sunny autumns, fresh springs and brisk winters. Tasmanians breathe the world's cleanest air and enjoy fresh water, wine and food that are acclaimed around the world.

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