Tasmania is Australia’s only island state. It is a heart-shaped island of lush green valleys, uncrowded towns and villages and still undeveloped coastlines.

It is one of the world’s most mountainous islands and while the peaks do not tower to great heights, they are unique in their serrated profile. The geology reflects its connection millions of years ago to Antarctica, and it is one of the few places in the world where ancient dolorite rocks dominates the landscape.

The climate is mild and the rainfall regular. The Roaring Forty winds that travel across our island bring with them the cleanest air in the world. But in less than 300 kilometres the weather patterns change dramatically. On the west coast the average rainfall is around three metres a year, while on the east coast it’s less than 20 centimetres. Hobart, the capital is incongruously Australia’s second driest large city.

So come to the edge of the world … truly a world apart, not a world away, and explore Tasmania and meet its residents. It will be an experience you will always remember.