Australia’s smallest and least populous state — the island of Tasmania — often gets overlooked by visitors who focus on big-name draws like Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef.
Amongst locals, however, Tassie has long enjoyed an outsize reputation as a nature lover’s playground, with more than forty percent of its 26,000 square miles (an area nearly half the size of Ireland) designated as national parks and wilderness. These days, the island is increasingly gaining street cred among travelers for its burgeoning cosmopolitan vibe (especially in Hobart, the buzzing capital city), a perfect accent to the world-class wilderness. Here’s one spot where you really can have it both ways.
Check out my piece on gogobot.com about how to experience the best of “Town and Country in Tasmania”.