Tasmania is an island off the Victorian coast of Australia and is the southernmost state of Australia. It is famed for its Tasmanian Devil population, a marsupial omnivore that is under conservation threat. Its capital is Hobart. Hobart is the finish line of the famed Sydney to Hobart yacht race run annually and the most famous yacht race in the Australia and one of the most prestigious in the world.
Tasmania has an abundance of old growth forest that have come under threat from deforestation and over logging. It was originally known to most Europeans as Van Diemen’s Land as it was named by explorer Abel Tasman “Anthoonij van Diemenslandt” in honor of the then governor of the Dutch East Indies who sent Tasman on his journey.
What to do?
Visit Port Arthur and it’s historic prison. Take a tour through the fantastic wineries that abound. Await the fleet of Yachts as the Sydney to Hobart reaches its conclusion. There are historic towns literally everywhere. Every town in Tasmania owns some small piece of its own history. The tranquility and the beauty of the place will take your breath away.
It features stunning snow-capped peaks and alpine skiing as well as fantastic valleys with mighty rivers flowing through them featuring an abundance of marine life. Some of the best trout fishing in the world is available in Tasmania. You can rent a car in Melbourne and catch the Spirit of Tasmania across the Tasman Sea or fly to Launceston or Hobart and rent a car to explore the wonderful state that is Tasmania. Compare car rental prices online with us right now. We have deals with all the major car rental companies that service Tasmania.