- Tasmania Accommodation & Holidays Guide *
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Tasmania Holidays gives a snappy travel guide with maps, pictures and accommodation reviews. Find out which is the best Tasmania accommodation to stay at, which regions to visit in Australia and what scenic attractions and day tours to try out.
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Tasmania Holidays Guide
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For an unforgettable experience of pristine natural wilderness, you can't go past a visit to Tasmania. The heart-shaped island located 240 kilometres (150 mi) south of the mainland is about the size of Scotland. The capital city of Hobart, with the River Derwent at its feet and dramatic Mount Wellington rising above it, is a gracious city full of historical sandstone buildings and quaint settlers cottages. The city's wharf district is abuzz with vibrant dockside restaurants, cafés and the famous Salamanca Markets which are held here every Saturday. North of Hobart, the East Coast region is home to sparkling aqua-blue waters and unspoilt beaches perfect and is renowned for its eco-lodges and abundant local seafood.
Tasmania has a small population of about 500,000 people, half of which are located in the Hobart and Launceston districts. The remaining areas of the island are largely unpopulated wilderness areas ideal for walking, kayaking and relaxing. Tasmania has a cool temperate climate, with cold winters (June to August) and mild summers (December to February).