Your first sight of Hobart, the island waterfront state capital of Tasmania will take your breath away. The port city (southern most capital of Australia) is blessed with the an abundance of natural wonders - Mount Wellington, the River Derwent and easy access to a number of popular beaches.
The inspiration for some cartoons can never be known, but the Tasmanian Devil... we've got that covered on the only island home to the carnivorous marsupial. Come see the animal that inspired Robert McKimson to create Taz, with his unending appetite for meat and his short-tempered flair.
Tasmania is a large island just off the southeast coast of the Australian Continent and is part of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is an exotic land, filled with its own unique flora and fauna.While Tasmania has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, the first Europeans visited the island in the late 18th Century.
Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania's national treasures. Tucked on the east coast of the continent, the majestic landscape of the park spans a variety of natural treasures - from ragged, pink granite formations to the breathtaking coastal stretches of Wineglass Bay (which is considered by many to be one of the top ten beaches in the world!) and the myriad of unique animal life that is native to the area.
Hobart is not only the capital but is also the largest city in Tasmania. It is well-know among adventure-seekers as the perfect compromise between ocean-front and mountaintop vacations, as Hobart's ideal location offers both.
Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet was a French adventurer and explorer who visited Tasmania in the early 1800s. The oldest national park in Tasmania, Freycinet National Park, was named after him and dedicated in 1916.