The remote Australian island of Tasmania is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, as famous for unspoiled natural environment as it is for the Tasmanian Devil.

Almost half of Tasmania is parkland and designated heritage land, with five regions and two islands. The capital of Hobart is your jumping off point for cool excursions, including a picnic visit to Mount Wellington for one of the best views in the world. The animal kingdom is both rich and fascinating; this is the home of platypuses, penguins, wallabies, seals, eagles and the above-mentioned snarling, carnivorous marsupial, to name just a few. Hobart’s Salamanca Market is a must-see on Saturdays, as is the quirky Museum of Old and New Art. Skip the ferry from Melbourne and just take the (almost) two-hour flight. Visit