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A different side of Tasmania

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We’ve just received an update from our friends at Tourism Tasmania, and there are snippets of information I wanted to share. The island of Tasmania, located off the south coast of Australia is home to stunning wilderness scenery, distinctive Tasmanian wildlife, laidback towns and cities, and the interesting if grizzly history of the English convicts. It is also home to the finish point of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Although our winter is generally seen as the best time to visit Tasmania when the weather is warmer, a new and rather unique experience lies in wait if you choose to visit in our summer – Tasmania’s winter. Well known for its hiking tracks and trails, you can now take to some of these trails by snowshoe – by joining a seven day trip on the Overland Track, or a four day trip in Tasmania’s only true Alpine national park – the Walls of Jerusalem. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary, but this trip is not for the faint-hearted as you’ll need to brave icy camp conditions and have a good level of fitness. The reward for the walkers on these trips is the incredible views – of snowy peaks like Cradle Mountain and of stunning frozen lakes – all with a tranquility only found in the depths of the Tasmanian winter.

On a different note, a new psychological thriller is out now in cinemas that tells the story of the Tasmanian tiger, and showcases some of the spectacular landscapes that Tasmania has to offer – the film is called The Hunter, and stars Willem Dafoe. Be inspired to visit this beautiful island – for information on how a holiday to Tasmania might take shape, call us on 01323 446550, email info@experienceholidays.co.uk, or see our website – www.experienceholidays.co.uk. We will work with you to create a bespoke itinerary to suit your requirements and provide a wonderful Australian holiday.



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