Tasmania’s population is just a little over 500,000 people with 200,000 people living in the Capital, Hobart in the south and a little over 100,000 living in Launceston in the north.
The two cities are about two and a half hours by car from each other, and the other main cities in Tasmania also just a few hours apart – which makes Tasmania a great place to visit and see most of the island by travelling the short distances from one place to another.
You can fly from the mainland capitals into either Launceston or Hobart, or even travel on the Spirit of Tasmania from Port Melbourne to Devonport in the north of Tasmania – either as a passenger or bringing your car with you on the ship.
Tasmania divides itself into five regions – Launceston in the north; the North West; West Coast; East Coast; and Hobart and the South – and there are also smaller islands off its coast – King Island (famous for its cream and beef) and Flinders Island – part of the group of 52 small islands called the Furness Islands both in the North and other islands too off the southern coastline.
Thirteen hundred kilometres south of Tasmania, there is Macquarie Island, in the Southern Ocean the only island separating Tasmania from the Antarctic a further 700 kilometres further to the south.
While many people come to Tasmania just to see the MONA Gallery and PORT ARTHUR, there are so many other great things to see, that you really should make time to see more of the island and the small towns that are located around the island.
There is so much history, wilderness areas, mountains, walks, food and wine to see and enjoy in Tasmania – and hopefully this website will inspire you to take a few extra days and see more of Tasmania and what it has to offer.