Facts and Figures
- Tasmania has more than 2000 km (1250 miles) of walking tracks and 18 national parks.
- The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.38 million hectares. When national and state parks and other reserves are considered, more than 42 per cent of the state is set aside for conservation.
- Hobart has the 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).
- Port Arthur is Australia’s best-preserved and best-presented relic of the convict-period.
- Salamanca Place, Hobart, is home to one of the world’s most picturesque markets. Every Saturday, tourists and locals mingle as they browse through a huge variety of stalls beneath the magnificence of Mount Wellington.
- Two drive-on, drive-off ferries provide a daily service each way between Devonport (Tasmania) and Melbourne (Victoria).
- There are almost 500 airline flights per week in and out of the state.