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Unspoiled Tasmania

  • Diyah Hayu Rahmitasari

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 22 2012   /  06:08 am

The plane from Sydney was about to land when the flight attendant announced: “Welcome to the beautiful state: Tasmania!”

Tasmania is indeed well known for its beauty. Located in southeast Australia, Tassie — as locals call it — is the only state in Australia located off the mainland.

Geographically, the island is divided into five major regions.

We only had the chance to visit two regions: Hobart and the Western Wilderness. However, the experience was more than enough to see that the landscapes and views in Tasmania are amazing. Ranging from ports, museums and markets to mountains and national parks, Tasmania is too beautiful to be missed.

Most people who come to Tasmania will start their journey in Hobart, the capital city. But, there are other “ways” to get to the island.

There is an airport in Launceston, around two-and-a-half hours fro...