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10 Things To Do in Tasmania

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10 Things To Do in Tasmania

We loved to travel to Australia and we have been to places like Canberra, New South Wales and Victoria. There are a few more destinations that caught our attention are the Outback, Western Australia and Tasmania.

Tasmania is one of the most romantic places in the world with its, white sandy beaches, rugged mountains, lakes teeming with trout, quaint sandstone towns, fishing villages and valleys filled with cows and sheep grazing – even the shape of Tasmania is a heart.

If you are looking for love, want to reconnect again or just love life – You’ll LOVE Tasmania!

Thus, what are the ten things to do in Tasmania?

The Islands

Tasmania is made up of 334 islands with spectacular coastlines that look even more beautiful from the water. Take a thrilling ride to seals lazing in the sun among sculpted rock formations of Bruny Island or the Tasman Peninsula; glide into the heart of the world’s largest temperate rainforest on the mirror-still Gordon River or cruise past the vineyard-lined banks of the Tamar River. Take a thrilling ride to seals lazing in the sun among sculpted rock formations of Bruny Island or the Tasman Peninsula; glide into the heart of the world’s largest temperate rainforest on the mirror-still Gordon River or cruise past the vineyard-lined banks of the Tamar River. If land is more your style take a self drive holiday and circumnavigate the island or walk to the famous Bay of Fires, with its lichen rocks and lagoons.

 

The Fresh Air

Love fresh air – Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world – it’s a fact. Having travelled thousands of kilometres across the Southern Ocean from South America, Tasmania is the first contact with land. Wander hand in hand along the white sandy beach of Wineglass Bay, dominated by the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains and snuggle up in the inspiring sanctuary of Saffire Freycinet for an uplifting experience.

 

The Nature

Tasmania has a landscape that is both spellbinding and refreshing. More than a third of Tasmania is protected in national parks, World Heritage Area, forest and marine reserves. Stroll around Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain, look out for wildlife such as wombats, wallabies or the famous Tasmanian Devil and at the end of the day sink back into a spa in your own wilderness escape.

 

The Locals

 

With a population of just under half a million, Tasmanians are renowned for their friendliness. Come and meet the farmers who grow our produce, have a yarn and sample their wares. Chat with berry farmers, boutique cheese producers, beekeepers selling their honeys, stay overnight on a farm such as Curringa Farm and Brickendon Farm and watch the farmers at work. Or have a cooking lesson at the Agrarian Kitchen and see how fresh produce is turned into a gourmet delights.

 

The Discovery

 

Take a self-drive tour and discover why Tasmania is so naturally beautiful and within easy reach. Harbourside cities are only a short drive from ancient rainforests, rugged mountains and crystal clear lakes teaming with wild trout. Freedom can be found around every bend.

 

The Native Wildlife

Tasmania is the last home of several mammals that once roamed the Australian continent. So be quiet and look out and you may come upon a wombat family dining late or a shy platypus. And you are sure to hear the chilling screams of the Tasmanian devil.

 

The Seafood

Tasmania’s clean waters fresh from the Southern Ocean are ideal growing conditions for seafood such as oysters, scallops, abalone, crayfish and fin fish. Our Atlantic salmon, abalone, scallops, octopus and rock lobster are served in the best eateries around the world. Cast a line for a plump trout, shuck oysters fresh from the sea and make sure you have some packed to take back home.

Tasmania’s is the Adventure Island. Fly through the trees in the north, plunge into hidden canyons, reignite your spirit conquering our glaciated mountain peaks including Cradle Mountain. Escape the everyday by diving beneath the surface, hopping on a wilderness cruise or taking a thrilling mountain-bike ride down Mount Wellington. You can rev up or unwind – its your choice.

 

The Shopping

 

Look out for chocolate truffles, Tasmanian specialty timbers such as Huon Pine, tasty leatherwood honey, hand-knitted woollen wear, art & craft, fine cheeses, superb wines, antiques and much more. Tasmanian wool is rated as amongst the finest in the world. Our berries, apples and stone fruits are juicy and still full of flavour; and our chocolates and beers world-winners. But don’t miss the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart on Saturdays.

 

The Art and History

 

Be enriched by the past and discover the convict stories that have built so much of Tasmania’s sandstone heritage. Explore Port Arthur, its historic buildings and ruins, beautiful gardens and dockyard. Don’t miss the Museum of Old and New Art – MONA which opened to world acclaim and houses some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art.ore your style take a self drive holiday and circumnavigate the island or walk to the famous Bay of Fires, with its lichen rocks and lagoons.

 

The Adventure

Tasmania’s is the Adventure Island. Fly through the trees in the north, plunge into hidden canyons, reignite your spirit conquering our glaciated mountain peaks including Cradle Mountain. Escape the everyday by diving beneath the surface, hopping on a wilderness cruise or taking a thrilling mountain-bike ride down Mount Wellington. You can rev up or unwind – its your choice.

You have read the ten things to do in Tasmania and why don’t you get yourselves there for FREE!

 

How? We all know valentine is over but you still have time for redemption. As simple as just “Express Your Love” and you can stand a chance to win an 8 Days 6 Nights trip to Tasmania for 2, its worth RM 24,000!

How to participate?

In 100 words or less Express Your Love for what you love in life

* It could be in the form of a poem, a passage, a song or video – Be as creative as you like.

* If you can include Tasmania it would help!

* Entries can include a photo* or video* (30 seconds to 1 minute in length)

*Note: Image should be sent in jpeg format with less than 1MB. Video should be uploaded to youtube

and limit to 30 second to one minute. Please submit your video link only but not the actual video. Please ensure the copyright is solely owned by submitted participant, or copyright is cleared. All images and videos submitted are automatically giving Tourism Tasmania free rights to use for their own marketing purposes.

Entries will be loaded from 13 to 23 February 2012

After approval by Tourism Tasmania administrator the entry will be loaded onto Tourism Tasmania’s DiscoverTasmania facebook page.

Get your friends and family to ‘like’ your entry from 14 to 27 February 2012.

Judging will be undertaken by the following criteria

    * 30% Number of ‘Likes’ received

    * 30% Creativeness of entry

    * 40% Overall Presentation

Winners announced on 29th February 2012.

There will be four sets of winners – one each from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China

From 13th to 20th March 2012 the winners will travel to Tasmania on an overnight flight on 13th March and then enjoy 6 glorious nights in Tasmania.

Other Prizes to be Won!

 Tourism Tasmania does not want to just award one prize. There will be additional prizes offered:

 

* Best Comment made in an Entry

    * Best Presented Entry

    * Most Creative Entry

Each winner will win a RM600 travel voucher

Tourism Tasmania reserves all rights of submitted LOVE Tasmania work and it can be used for Tourism Tasmania promotional purposes.

It will be a self drive adventure so it would be similar to our experiences in Cambodia, Victoria Australia and Kansai Japan. We had fun traveling ourselves and we bet you want to try it as well!


You can help vote by “Liking” for our entry HERE. Remember the voting is only 30% of your total score so your creativity wins!

Mesmerize and dream no more, you can win yourself an 8 Days 6 Nights trip to Tasmania for 2! Just “Express Your Love” for whatever it is that he/she loves and stands a chance to win!

Please check out the details at http://campaigns.discovertasmania.com/intl/asia/my/love/

 

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