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Tasmania’s natural landscape is filled with unbelievably gorgeous, untouched scenery, which is the main draw to the island. Despite its bone-chilling winters during the months of May, June, July, and August, there are still things to do and places to explore. Hiking and bushwalking are extremely popular and be sure to see Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair along the notable Overland Track.

Though the northern reaches of Australia steal much of the scuba diving limelight, Tasmania is still a great place to explore the underwater unknown. Teeming with magnificent wildlife, the cold yet clean waters off Tasmania’s coastline are a thriving parade of unique specimen.

Visitors often flock to Tasmania for its fishing along the inlets and bays. The cold waters that sweep up from the Antarctic bring nutrient-rich currents for fish. Trout is one of the most important underwater game and seasoned anglers should have no trouble snagging a few prize catches. Check out Fishing Tasmania Tours for information.

The Overland Track is one of Australia’s best bushwalking and hiking trails. Located in central Tasmania, the trail is part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, just one of the dozens of parks and thousands of trails throughout the state. TASafaris offers plenty of adventurous walking tours around the region.

Australia by Bike provides a variety of cycling across Tasmania. Visitors can explore the historical town of Port Arthur or bike through the incredible wilderness of the west coast. Whichever you choose, an entire holiday could be spent pedaling across the state.

Believe it or not, Tasmania is home to some fabulous scuba diving. The rugged coastline often makes way for crystal clear bays and inlets, which are teeming with beautiful wildlife. The water is among Australia’s most pristine, but also the coldest in the country. Diving with a wetsuit is strongly recommended. Underwater Adventures can provide tours and equipment.

What better way to explore the stunning Tasmanian shore than by kayaking its perimeter? Kayak tours through Tasmanian Expeditions, provide a fantastic look into many amazing towns and landmarks, including Port Arthur, Launceston and Coles Bay. Any ability level can join and guides are always available and certainly advised.

Wine tasting is not as well known in Tasmania as its northerly neighbor, Victoria, but the Tamar Valley is just as exquisite as the Yarra Valley, Barossa Valley or Hunter Valley. Discover Tasmania provides packages and information about tasting tours across the state.

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