22 Things You Only Know If You Grew Up In Tasmania

The real (and literal) Down Under.

1. You know these guys are cute.

Aptly named the TASMANIAN Devil.

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But they’re actually pretty ferocious.

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2. You know that there’s a lot of beautiful walking tracks/national parks.

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3. But you’ve only walked 3 of them.

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4. Because this feeling is all too common.

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5. And you’re in bed most of the time because it’s FREEZING.

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6. All the shops seem to close early.

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7. And you know about Lake St. Claire - Australia’s deepest lake!

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8. The public transport can be a bit shit sometimes…

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9. But it’s not all bad.

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10. You’ve watched (or been a part of) our annual Zombie Walk!

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11. And even though all these guys are (allegedly) extinct…

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12. They’re still immortalised on Tassie’s local brew!

Cascade Brewery / Via facebook.com

Even though it’s harder to get your hands on the old bottles now.

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13. Unless you’re from Launceston. Then this is your local:

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14. Not to mention the fact that the Cascade Brewery is the OLDEST IN THE COUNTRY.

Cascade Brewery / Via facebook.com
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15. There’s nothing quite like some Tassie smoked salmon.

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16. And if you want culture you know where to get it!

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) opened two years ago and it’s already the BEST DAMN GALLERY IN AUSTRALIA.

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18. Although this installation was never going to work out…

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19. You know there’s a reason the Sydney to Hobart ends in Tassie.

It’s more of an escape to a beautiful paradise.

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20. You know that Tasmania is the best AT PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.

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21. And you’ve seen a pademelon.

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Which are SO much better than quokkas.

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22. But most of all, you know Tasmania is the most beautiful state in Australia.

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Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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