Tasmania Attractions, an Opinion about an Odd Statistics Fact

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An unusual question comes up when talking about Tasmania attractions. No, it is not about why you should visit Tassie. It is about a weird statics fact.

Here is the fact: Tasmania, the third lowest populated state in Australia has the greatest number of cars per person.

884 of them for every 1000 residents.

Here is an opinion: the traffic in cities is light.

The traffic on regional roads is really scant.

Which is another way of saying that you almost have the road for yourself.

And there seem to be many more smaller cars on the roads than larger ones, which is rather unusual in Australia.

And a few campervans travelling around. That's not unusual.

So really, Why do Tasmanians Have More Cars Per Person Than Other Australians?

Here is my conclusion. Tasmania has the largest number of cars per person because it attracts so many tourists who hire a car to travel around. So these many smaller cars are all rented cars.

Well, I don’t know whether my conclusion is a fact or just an opinion but I know for sure that Tasmania attractions are well worth the visit and renting a car.

We toured Tassie for one week. So, really, we did not have enough time for all the attractions but this is what we saw. Click on the images below to see more about each destination.

Tasmania Attraction - the South and the East

Hobart

The capital city of the Apple Island is Hobart. It is a historic city full of life with a great Saturday market in the Salamanca, just on the waterfront.

Not to be missed.

Mt Wellington

Drive to the summit of the mountain to get one of the best views of Hobart and the
Derwent river.

It is very close to the centre of the city.

Tahune Airwalk

This great attraction is an hour and a half drive from Hobart to a lush forest in a national park. There you can walk on a suspended platform along the canopies of trees.

Bruny Island

Just half an hour trip by car south of Hobart is a birds' heaven. And a tourists' heaven too. For those travellers who like to take it easy, admire the beauty of the nature and taste fine local produce.

The East Coast

Beaches, more beaches and then beaches again. That is what you will find driving along the eastern coast of Tassie.
It is a picturesque region, great for a relaxing holiday.

Freycinet

Wineglass Bay, one of the most beautiful  beaches in Australia, is here in the Freycinet Peninsula. But this is not its only attraction. There are several great walks that offer stunning views.

More Beaches

Leave Freycinet and continue north to Bicheno to see the blowhole, then the sand dunes near St Helens.
Not too far is Binalong, the gate to the Bay of Fires. 

North-East

Rolling hills, green pastures, beautiful rainforest, a fish look-alike rock, one of the tallest falls in Tassie are just some of the attractions of the north eastern region.

Renting a Car

All the major rental companies are present in Tasmania, so the choice is great. Our choice was a local company. We had a good experience with them. Here's why.

Tasmania Attractions - The North West

Launceston

Launceston is the other great Tasmanian city, just on the opposite side of the island from Hobart.To benefit from all it has to offer you really need to plan your visit.

Cataract Gorge

The majestic Cataract Gorge is just a 10 minutes walk from the centre of the Launceston.Enjoy a great walk or be bold and take the Zig Zag trail climbing above the river.

Hotels

We stayed at the Mercure hotel in Launceston and loved it. Click on the image above to see why.

Another interesting hotel is the Penny Royal.

Devonport

If you want to get to Tassie by sea, take the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Melbourne to Devonport. Visit the North Coast and then drive along the Tamar valley towards Launceston.

Cradle Country

Stop at Deloraine on your way to Cradle Mountain. Then take the less travelled roads and visit the Great Western Tiers.

If you are in rush just stop at the scenic lookouts.

Cradle Mount

The famous icon of Tasmania has some great tracks for experienced bush walkers.
But it also has some easy walks which offer a great experience for any tourist.

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