On the east coast the granite peaks of the Freycinet Peninsula
mark the southern end of the land bridge that once linked Tasmania
to mainland Australia. The loss of this land bridge served to
protect Tasmanian wildlife, hence the island is the last bastion of
several mammals. Tasmanian devil, eastern and spotted-tailed
quolls, Tasmanian bettongs and a variety of smaller marsupials can
all be seen while holidaying here.
The southwest corner is one of Australia's most pristine
wilderness areas, accessible only on foot or by scenic flight. Most
of this region and the Central Plateau are comprised of
heath-covered mountains and peaks rising above beautiful mountain
lakes. The lakes and rivers of the high country are renowned for
their trout fishing.
And on the subject, Tasmanians pride themselves on top quality
food and wine. The island's produce is evident in the gourmet
cuisine which is an integral part of welcoming Tasmanian
hospitality. Fantastic wildlife and top notch food and wine - what
more could you ask of a luxury holiday?