Theme Parks and Attractions
Where to go and things to do on the Apple Isle...
For those who haven't visited Australia's smallest state, Tasmania or "Tassie," seems shrouded in mystique. Perhaps it's the state's far-flung location some 300 km south of the Australian mainland across stormy Bass Strait. Maybe it's the vast expanses of windswept wilderness - almost half of Tasmania's land mass lies in national parks and World Heritage Areas with sparkling alpine lakes, wild rivers, and mist-cloaked peaks.
Perhaps it's the bizarre wildlife - from real life Tasmanian devils to the extinct thylacine, the Tasmanian tiger. Or is it the haunting convict history and beautifully preserved heritage towns that seem frozen in time? Today, this mystique lures more and more travelers who are discovering the island's many jewels.