Cultural Heritage, Wilderness, Dining
Tasmania is an easily accessed land apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people with a relaxed island lifestyle; a pleasant, temperate climate; wonderful wine and food; and a haunting history evoked by spectacular convict-era ruins. According to professional travellers who criss-cross 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 has been rated equal third in the world for wise land stewardship by National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Sustainable Tourism Initiative. The Bay of Fires region topped Lonely Planet's list of the world's best destinations in 2008.
Historic sites, spectacular landscapes, bustling markets, award-winning restaurants and scenic wineries - almost everywhere you look in Tasmania there’s something special to see, do, taste, hear or smell. This extraordinary place is well served by sea and air links to
People planning a visit should be prepared to be surprised. Matthew Bruce reported in The Guardian, London: “Don’t believe the guidebooks that tell you Tasmania is more English than