Close to the coast

People in Tasmania are never more than 115km from a coast.

Twice the size of Taiwan

Tasmania is 68,000 square kilometres - 0.9% of Australia's total land mass. It is similar in size to the Republic of Ireland, West Virginia and Sri Lanka, or around twice the size of Switzerland, Belgium or Taiwan.

Second Oldest City

Hobart is Australia's second oldest city, founded in 1803.


Tasmania is home to just over 500,000 people.

Apple Isle

Tasmania was once one of the most prominent apple growing regions in the world, earning it the nickname "the Apple Isle".

Huon Pine

The Huon Pine, a conifer that is native to Tasmania, is one of the oldest plant species on Earth. One tree, located on Mount Read, is estimated to be up to 10,000 years old.


Despite popular belief, Hobart - Tasmania's capital city - is the second driest capital city in Australia, with only Adelaide experiencing less rainfall.

Pristine Wilderness

About 37% of Tasmania consists of nature reserves, National Parks, and World Heritage Sites.


Compared to other Australian workers, Tasmanians travel the shortest distance between their homes and their jobs.


Tasmania is home to 69 golf courses - more per capita than any other state in Australia.


Launceston's Cataract Gorge is home to the world's longest single-span chairlift.

Port Arthur

Port Arthur, located in the south of Tasmania, is Australia's 'most complete' convict settlement.

Live Theatre

The Theatre Royal, located in Hobart, is Australia's oldest live theatre still in operation.

Tasmanian Air

Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world