Traffic jam in Tasmania

Traffic jam in Tasmania

Tasmania (or “Tassie” as it is affectionately known) is the smallest state of Australia and is an island state, separated from mainland Australia by Bass Straight.

Given Tasmania’s physical separation, it has been known for Tassie to be omitted from maps of Australia.

Tasmania’s distance across from east to west is 315km. Its distance north to south is 296km. This compact size, together with a small population, makes it an easy place to travel around and explore and has an easy pace of life.

However, the easiest way to explore this island state is to hire a car. Public transport will not get you to the more remote places, which can sometimes hold the most appeal.

Alex suggested we take a trip to Tasmania and we settled on a 10 day trip. The following series of posts are a narrative of our trip from the city of Hobart to Launceston, via Strahan.[showmyads]

 For next Tasmania series post stay tuned…