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Tasmania

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"Island Paradise of Australia."

Tasmania Tourism

This small island just south of Australia was once a battle ground between the British and the aboriginal people, yet today is one of the most stunning places of natural beauty, history, and adventure!

The island of Tasmania is perhaps Australia's favourite getaway for a vacation. With exquisite museums, massive spreads of open land, national parks, and the ocean right by the side, Tasmania is a wonderful escape from the usual hustle-bustle of the mainland. The vibrant culture and the welcoming people are just another addition to make this an ideal holiday. The museum like the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are one of the most brilliantly built museums in the country. MONA, especially, is home to Australia's biggest private collection is exuberates sheer elegance. Of course, though, when you're in Tasmania, the outdoors are where all the fun lies. The Freycinet National Park, where the iconic Wineglass Bay is located, sees hordes of visitors every year, and the same can be said for the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Claire National Park. Both are humungous, have tons and tons of trekking trails, spectacular views, lush and colourful flora, and so much more. For a lover of the outdoors, it just doesn't get any better! Tasmania welcomes thousands of visitors every year and has been rising consistently due to its influx of tourism, so hop on and find out why!

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Language of Tasmania

English

History of Tasmania

During the ice age, Tasmania was actually part of mainland Australia. But as soon as the ice age ended, water levels rose and it became an island. The small indigenous population of Tasmania was mostly of hunter gatherers. At the very end of the 18th century, the first European settlement began. The 19th century saw several clashes between the two, including the infamous Black War of the 1820s. The Europeans killed thousands of the local population either through warfare or disease, and European expansion rapidly began on the island. The name Tasmania was officially given 1856, and it joined with the rest of Australia in a referendum in 1898. Then towards the end of the 20th century, tourism boomed in Tasmania, and also beign an environmental haven, it was given supreme importance in the endeavour to help it grow sustainably.

Nightlife in Tasmania

Nightlife in Tasmania is not a very busy affair. Only in the towns of Hobart and Launceston will you find a little bit of a nightlife scene. Though in Hobart you will find a few good bars such as Republic Bar, Halo Nightclub, and the unique Syrup Bar is a good choice too.

Shopping in Tasmania

There are plenty of nice markets in Tasmania to buy yourself a piece of the island's culture and uniqueness. Hobart, for example, is a treasure trove of small and quirky shops. Explore the smaller side streets of the town and you'll find yourself many shops with a lot of artistic items. Of course, the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart cannot be ignored in this sense. Even Launceston for that matter has lots of boutique and antique shops, as well as those of hand made wares. So you definitely will have a fun time shopping here!

Currency in Tasmania

The Australian Dollar is the only currency accepted in Tasmania, and most major cards are accepted like MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Exchanging Money in Tasmania

Currency can be exchanged at most banks and some ATMs which accept foreign cards. Travellers' cheques can also be exchanged at the bigger hotels and banks.

Daily Budget for Tasmania

Tasmania isn't an expensive place by any means and as such your budget for this lef of your trip won't be too high. Budget : AUD 50 - 80 Comfortable : AUD 100 - 120 Luxury : AUD 150 - 200

Religion of Tasmania

Christianity

Tasmania Customs

Australian customs and etiquettes aren't very complicated. The confrom to very basic and courteous behaviour, such as honesty and sincerity, since they are usually very down to earth people. Boasting or pretentiousness is absolutely hated, and the Aussies have a sharp sense of humour. They are also relaxed, friendly and casual and so are there greetings, and being on first name basis from the very first meeting is totally acceptable. Tipping in Melbourne is not obligatory. Tipping for good service is a common practice in the city, and the amount of the tip, or even tipping at all, is totally at your discretion.

Restaurants and Local Food in Tasmania

Food culture in Tasmania is very lively, with tons and tons of fresh produce markets, as well as cheap eateries and a plethora of street vendors. This is not to say there are no high-end restaurants, because there are plenty. Tasmania is also known for it's elegant wine culture, with a collection of great wineries and cellars.
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