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    Updated on 22 Aug 2020. Posted on 9 Sep 2014

    26 Reasons You Wish You Were In Tasmania Right Now

    Just pack your bags and go.

    For those who don't know, this is Tasmania.

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    1. Australia's largest island has everything you want and need.

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    2. From lush rainforests...

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    3. To beautiful sandy beaches.

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    4. It has mountains which see a lot of snow in winter...

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    5. And breathtaking lakes which look straight out of a fantasy film.

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    6. Because of the low light pollution, the night sky is mesmerising.

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    7. 45% of the island is natural parks and World Heritage Sites, so you're pretty much guaranteed that it's beautiful.

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    8. Plus there's awesome and rare rock formations.

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    9. Many of the rocks that make up the coastline are dolerites, which are formed by magma emerging from the Earth's crust.

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    10. Fun fact: Tassie also has the largest lavender farm in the world.

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    11. It has some of the cleanest air in the world, about the same quality as Antarctica.

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    12. Its wineries are among the best in Australia, and let's face it, who can say no to good wine?

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    13. Tasmania's spectacular mountain ranges make for some wonderful walking trails.

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    14. And there's always amazing views along the coastline.

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    15. In fact, there's no shortage of beautiful bodies of water on this island.

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    16. And the water is so clear and clean, you just want to dive in, no matter the temperature.

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    17. The whole island just screams 'relaxation'.

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    18. Due to its isolation, the island has really unique and diverse flora and fauna.

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    19. There's over 2000km of walking tracks so you're bound to get fit when you visit*.

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    *Not guaranteed, Tassie also has awesome food.

    20. And if you climb Mt. Wellington, you get some epic views of the capital, Hobart.

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    21. In fact, the whole place is just a collection of epicness and beauty.

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    22. Unless relaxing on the beach is more your style. If it is, we've got you covered.

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    23. There's a huge array of white sandy beaches to enjoy.

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    24. And sunset is a spectacular show, no matter what time of year.

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    25. It truly is the island of perfection.

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    26. Surely we don't need to tell you twice. START PACKING YOUR BAGS!

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