Tasmania has more than 2,000 km (1,250 miles) of walking tracks and 18 national parks.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.48 million hectares. When national and State parks and other reserves are considered, nearly half of the State is set aside for conservation.
When the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) opened in 2011 it attracted 400,000 visitors in its first year.
Hobart has the second-lowest rainfall (626 mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities.
The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21°C (70°F). Winter’s average is 12°C (52°F).
The Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsula exceeded projections with 9,000 bookings in its first nine months after opening in late 2015. The track had been named before it opened as one of the world’s hottest new travel experiences by travel bible Lonely Planet.
Salamanca Place, Hobart, is home to one of the world’s most picturesque markets. Every Saturday, tourists and locals mingle as they browse through a huge variety of stalls beneath the magnificence of kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
Two drive-on, drive-off ferries, Spirit of Tasmania I and II, provide daily services each way between Devonport (Tasmania) and Melbourne (Victoria).
There are more than 500 airline flights per week in and out of the State.
In the 2015 tourist season, a total of 57 cruise ships brought an estimated 162,000 passengers and crew to the Tasmanian ports of Hobart, Burnie, Port Arthur and Coles Bay, as well as Wineglass Bay.