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    Posted on Aug 27, 2016

    Here's Why Tasmania Is The World's Best Kept Secret

    But only if you're into intense natural beauty and stuff like that.

    Tasmania is that tiny little island off the southernmost tip of mainland Australia.

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    Tasmania on the map

    By Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC - eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov Public Domain, commons.wikimedia.org

    Tasmania from space

    One of the world's best-kept secrets is that it's actually ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH.

    Adam Selwood / Flickr: adselwood

    The Neck, Bruny Island, Tasmania.

    LIKE ARE YOU KIDDING ME, THIS IS STRAIGHT OUT OF LORD OF THE RINGS.

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    Sentinel Range, Tasmania.

    Tasmania has like 8,000 national parks (okay more like 19, but still, it's a lot) and they're all beautiful as heck.

    TassieEye / Flickr: tassieeye

    This particularly surreal place is called Bay of Fires.

    Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park is rated one of the top ten beaches IN THE WHOLE FRIGGIN' WORLD.

    Adhi Anindyajati / Flickr: anindyo

    Mind you, THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF BEACHES IN THE WORLD SO THIS ONE IS ~PRETTY~ GOOD.

    Then there's the Cradle Mountain Overland Track which is Australia's premier alpine walk and takes SIX DAYS to fully complete.

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    You can also just take one day to hike up to Cradle Mountain's summit and behold its eternal beauty.

    Leonemoff / Flickr: leonemoff

    Tasmanian Pademelon in Cradle Mountain National Park

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    Hikers ascending to the Cradle Mountain summit

    Plus, Tasmanian Devils are real and they have them! Wombats too!

    Scott Macleod Little / Flickr: scottliddle

    Tasmanian Devil

    Steven / Flickr: steven-young

    Wombat

    Waterfalls! Sea cliffs! Marshes! There is nothing Tasmania DOESN'T have!

    Stephen Edmonds / Flickr: popcorncx

    Russell Falls

    Toni Fish / Flickr: the_smileyfish

    Cape Huay

    Lauchlin Wilkinson / Flickr: lokulin

    Higgs Track

    SERIOUSLY.

    Anthony Tong Lee / Flickr: atonglee

    Painted Cliffs, Maria Island.

    HOW 👏 IS 👏THIS 👏REAL 👏LIFE. 👏

    Bill Higham / Flickr: 22691568@N04

    Sentinel Range, Tasmania.

    Moral of the story: GET YOURSELF TO TASMANIA, PEOPLE!!!!

    Nomad Tales / Flickr: pnglife

    Mount Anne circuit track, South West NP, Tasmania.

    Find more information about the wonderful land that is Tasmania here, and seriously, book a trip. You'll love it.

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