Nature and Wildlife
Tasmania is a treasure trove of natural wonders with stunning landscapes, unique animals and plants, and a rich diversity of sea life.
Being a compact island, it's easy to access its many different environments - from alpine ranges, wetlands and grasslands to coastal heaths and vast temperate rainforests.
The island's landscapes were shaped by previous ice ages and many of Tasmania's plants and wildlife are living evidence of the breakup of the super-continent of Gondwana, millions of years ago.
This natural wonderland supports a population of mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles, many of which are found only in Tasmania.
Tasmania's plant species are also as varied as its many environments. They include a huge range of eucalypts, ancient conifers such as the Huon pine, and Australia's only native deciduous plant, the Fagus.
For the nature lover, there's plenty to discover in Tasmania.