October 23, 2021

Surprising Facts About History of Tasmania

Planning a trip is always appealable until it comes to the decision. Even though there are a lot of places that one can visit, some of them are unique and exquisite. Tasmania is something that should be on top of your list. The island has everything that will make your trip to Australia enjoyable. Also known as Tas, it’s an island in Australia that is located 240 Kilometres from the mainland. It is surrounded by 100 islands and happens to be the 26th largest island in the world. Though the island is considered safe, it’s always best to be on the safer side when you are on the outside. Undertows can be a problem, so in that case, it’s advisable to swim next to the land, and then find your way to the shore. In addition to that, the state also has three species of snakes. These are – Copperhead, Tiger, and the White-lipped. It’s equally important to mention that the instances of the snake bite are very low. So, as long as you keep out from them, they are unlikely to be trouble for you.


The island is also known as the Apple Isle. However, there are mixed theories about how it got the name. It can be attributed to its previous status of being a prominent apple exporter, or the fact that the island shape resembles an apple. Whatever may be the reality, Apple Isle is a place to go.


When it comes to the size of the island, Tasmania is not small. In comparison, it can be equated to Sri Lanka or the Republic of Island in size. In addition to that, the coastline of the island measures 4500KM making it to be longer than it’s believed to be in popular notion. Besides that, it’s also closest to the equator, especially closer than Rome or Chicago. One of the surprising facts about the island is that half of it is a World Heritage area, national park, and other reserves.

Golf Courses:

If you’re a fan of golf courses, then Tasmania has just the thing for you. There are 69 golf courses on the island, in addition to the oldest golf course in the southern hemisphere. In addition to that, the island was attached to Victoria by a land bridge 10,000 years ago. It’s equally important to mention that the remnants of this bridge are still preserved. This is Furneaux Group of Island.



The water on the island is pristine and pure. It has been approved for the bottled rainwater by the health department and is known all around the world.


There is an abundance of tulips on the island. In this regard, holland imports tulips from the island as well. It also has 2000KM walking tracks that will never disappoint you. In addition to that, there is something that offers a hilarious experience. These are the names of the places on the island. This includes Eggs and bacon Bay, Penguin, Granny’s Gut, Awesome Wells, and Lovely Bottom.


Tasmania is an island that offers a perfect touristy destination. Whether you wish to see the tulips or swim in the pristine waters, it’s got it all.

Katherine Hall
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