There is no place better to book accommodations than in Tasmania, Australia. The only island state in the country, Tasmania lies to the South of the continent, separated by the Bass Strait. The state includes the island and surrounding islands, and is the 26th largest island in the world. The capital is Hobart, where the majority of the population live.
The state has a slightly different vibe than the rest of Australian. Tassies (as the residents are called) are said to be very laid-back and relaxed, but yet are joked to be somewhat backwards and isolated from the rest of the population. Joking aside, the region is stunningly beautiful, with beaches that are cited to be among the most amazing in the world, including some that are World Heritage Sites. The Bay of Fires, along the north eastern coast, is ranked as one of the best beaches and walks by many sources, including the National Geographic and Lonely Planet. Other exceptional sites to see include photographic Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
Throughout the region, there are endless activities to partake in. Most visitors who find accommodation in Tasmania come to go bush walking, hiking, cycling, rafting or kayaking. While camping is a good option for some areas and activities, near the cities, condo rentals and vacation rentals are a great way to relax and unwind.
Hobart is the capital, found on the South East side of the state. It is a key entry way to and from the state. From here, you can make your way south to visit the heritage convict site of Port Arthur. It is one of the most significant heritage areas in the country, which includes an open air museum, a boat cruise and a very interesting and intriguing history. Launceston is the second largest city on the island and is growing in the number of attractions here as well. There is also an airport here for easy access to the island. An alternate and exciting method of transport to Tasmania, includes the Spirit of Tasmania – an overnight car ferry from Melbourne to Devonport. Not only does this include your lodging for the night, but it also makes for quite the adventure.
The climate in Tasmania is much cooler and temperate compared to the rest of Australia. There are four distinct seasons, with summer average temperatures in the low 20’s, and winter average temperatures ranging between 0 – 10 degrees Centigrade. Winter has some of the colder and wetter months relative to the rest of Australia, and often includes snowfall at higher elevations.
Vacation rentals and condo rentals in Tasmania are abundant and are a great way to stay in comfortable and relaxed accommodations during your visit.
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