Fast facts - Tasmanian Style

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 17 Sep 20

Tasmania, there’s so much to do and a plethora of things to see – but how much do you really know about this spectacular destination? Read on to find out 15 interesting facts about the island state!

The Nut by Jason Charles Hill

The Nut by Jason Charles Hill

  1. About the same size as Ireland and Sri Lanka, Tasmania isn’t as small as everyone thinks!
  2. Tasmania is situated closer to the equator than Rome or Chicago.
  3. The Island’s coastline measures around 4500km, which is longer than Victoria and New South Wales' coastlines combined.
  4. It’s the world’s 26th largest island.
  5. After Adelaide, Hobart is Australia’s second driest capital city.
  6. Just under half of the state is World Heritage-listed, national park, or marine and forest reserves.
  7. Tasmania has water so pure it produces the only bottled rainwater approved by health departments around the world.
  8. You may consider Holland the home of tulips, however they actually import them from Tassie.
  9. Tasmania used to be connected to Victoria via a land bridge approximately 10,000 years ago, until the ocean rose due to melting polar caps.
  10. It’s home to the cleanest and purest air in the world.
  11. Hobart, Tasmania’s capital, is the second oldest city in Australia.
  12. Tasmania is an archipelago of over 300 islands.
  13. It has not always been called ‘Tasmania’. Originally called ‘Lutruwita’ by the indigenous people, it was renamed ‘Van Dieman’s Land’ by European explorers from 1825 to 1856.
  14. Tasmanian’s travel the shortest distances of any Australian workers between their homes and their jobs (lucky!).
  15. The world’s largest marsupial, the Tasmanian Devil, is only found in Australia.

 

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