Tasmania introduction


Tasmania is the only island state in Australia and the smallest state. Tasmania has a reputation of natural state, also known as "Apple Isle", It is 240 km south of Melbourne, separated by the Bass Strait, from Melbourne to Tasmania just only one hour flight. Apart from the aircraft, you can also travel to Tasmania by the Spirit of Tasmania ferry.

There are two main airports in Tasmania: Hobart International Airport and Launceston Airport. Departure from Melbourne or Sydney, just over an hour to Hobart or Launceston in Tasmania. The most important TIPS is that travel to Tasmania is best to fly into one airport, but fly out from the other airport, so time will not be too tight.

Tasmania is composed of Tasmania Main Island and more than 300 small islands. With beautiful scenery and smooth roads, Tasmania is best to driving around. The total population of Tasmania is 494,820. The main population centers are Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, and Devonport. Tasmanians are very warm and friendly.

Tasmania has the world famous golf course and the largest lavender oil production farm. The world famous beach can be seen everywhere, there are numerous seafood, and also a diving shrine. There are variety of handicrafts, orchards all over the area, lots of good Vineyards, the scenery is beautiful, it’s a holiday paradise.

Tasmania is rich in fishery resources, abalone, oysters, scallops, lobster, King crab, Atlantic salmon and other fish. Its deep-sea wild abalone world-famous, and each abalone gigantic, diameter up to 20-30cm, Tasmania’s wild abalone produces about a quarter of the world's output.

Many kinds of fish can be caught off the Tasmanian coast, such as salmon, Tuna, Wrass, Flounder, Trevally, Trumpeter and others. In Tasmania you can also see the magnificent sea view on the way to the sea fishing, if you god luck you can see sea lions, seals, penguins, albatrosses and so on.

Tasmanian lamb and beef are famous as cattle and sheep are growing up in a natural environment. Foods, Health product and Handicrafts that produces in Tasmania had a high reputation in the world. Tasmanian plush is the best in the world.

Tasmanian leatherwood honey is the world's purest original honey, the purity of the world standard honey is 70%, but Tasmania leatherwood honey has reached 95%, almost no moisture and is very viscous, it’s good for regulation the physical, stomach and spleen, beauty facial has a very good effect. It’s my favorite.

Tasmania has many wineries, they all producing world-class wines. Tasmanian wines taste mellow, and local wines participate in world wines exhibitions in 2009 to 2013, which are widely praised by sommeliers from all over the world.

In the northeast of Tasmania, there has a milk factory near the city of Launceston. Theirs’s processed organic milk powder is currently the third-largest brand in the world of organic milk powder, called Bellamy's Organic Milk Powder.

The nature gives Tasmania a good planting environment. When the autumn apple matures, be sure to try the Tiger Fuji apple, which is crisp and juicy. Tasmania is rich in cherries in summertime and the largest cherries can be as big as table tennis and is currently mainly sold overseas. Cherry season, some large farms there are self-pick fruit activities, you can enjoy picking and eating at the same time. And here the fruit is organically grown, that is nutrition and health.

Most Tasmanian stores are open daily from 09:00 - 17:00 and supermarkets and convenience stores are open for longer. It is worth mentioning that for environmental protection, plastic bags in Tasmania's major supermarkets are required for payment. Most of stores and shops are accept credit card and cash.

Tasmania uses the Australian Eastern Standard time, the time will put on an extra hour between October and March each year. Tasmania not only uses hydroelectric power, also using wind to provide energy.

Tasmania has a speed limit of 50 kilometers an hour in the city area. The highway speed limit is usually 100 kilometers per hour and some highways have a speed limit of 110 kilometers per hour. Please follow the speed limit signs on the road side. Tasmania has a speed camera on the road, traffic police will be ready for alcohol test, please do not driving after drinking.

The quarantine regulations set up by Tasmania are one of the most stringent in the world. Tasmania is the only state in Australia that is free from viruses and has not been affected by any serious animal diseases. Customs enforces stringent quarantine regulations and has inspection and training of sniffing dogs at all checkpoints to detect any undeclared items, bearing in mind that raw meat should not be brought into Tasmania.

Tasmania is one of only three temperate rainforests in the world, and 40% of the area is officially listed as a national park, nature reserve or World Natural Heritage Site. It has the world's purest air, rich rare plants and rare endangered animals.

Because Tasmania is separated from mainland Australia, Tasmania provides survival and reproduction conditions for plants, animals, including birds that in many other areas are even extinct. Even walking in the bush, you can see Australian kangaroos, koalas, or wallabies. If you're lucky, you'll also encounter endangered spotted pardalotes. Twelve of Tasmania's habitat birds are unique to Tasmania.

Tasmania maintains the most intact pristine habitat for many rare marine lives such as dolphins, whales, sperm whales and turtles, as well as many seabirds, such as cormorants, blue-faced boobies and seagulls. On some beaches at dusk can see the crowd of small penguins wobble up from the see, the scene is spectacular.

Lots of animals are nocturnal, so evening is the best time to look at them. As many animals enter the road or jumping on the road at night, night-time drivers or travelers please pay special attention to the road.

Tasmania has many plants known as "living fossils," dating from 95 million years ago. Many type of trees such as Huon Pine; Celery Top Pine and King Billy Pine are unique to Tasmania. It is worth mentioning that the Huon Pine tree, now on the verge of extinction, previously mainly used to shipbuilding and furniture. The Huon Pine tree, which grows in rivers, grows an average of one centimeter every hundred years, and the tree can live thousands of years. Now Tasmania has only few Huon Pine craft shops left that all require government concessions and use logs that have been cut down long ago. Huon wood products are very collectable Tasmanian specialty.

Of the additional cultural heritage List, a total of 11 sites for exiled criminals in Australia are included, five of them are located in Tasmania. The five sites in Tasmania include the Port Arthur Historic Site, the Cascades Female Factory, Coal Mines Historic Site, Brickendon and Woolmers Estates and Darlington Probation Station on the Maria Island east coast of Tasmania.

Tasmanian exile criminals scattered in the eastern and southern parts of the island, most of sites are in complete preservation condition, it’s the world's most complete history of exiled criminals record, this contribute to the tourism industry in Tasmania's criminals site development. Visitors to Tasmania, especially many from the UK, like to follow this path of history to track the footprints of their ancestral.

Among the five exile criminals, Port Arthur Historic Site is the most famous site. Port Arthur began as a timber harvesting site in 1830 and became a prisoner of repeat criminals after 1833. Port Arthur has about 60 architectural relics and is one of Tasmania's most popular tourist attractions.

The Cascades Female Factory, located beneath Mount Wellington in Hobart, is a well-equipped rehab facility for women prisoners, washing and sewing prisoners to offset colonies Penalty costs, has now become Cascades brand beer drinks production base. It is also one of Tasmania's most popular tourist attractions.