Five Reasons To Put Tasmania on Your Bucket List University of Tasmania August 16, 2016 Featured, Off Campus Over one million visitors flock to Tasmania each year to discover it’s incredible scenery, attend it’s exciting events or simply have a taste of the fresh local produce. Here are our top five reasons why you need Tasmania on your bucket list. 1. The scenery is stunning. The amazing Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires are well known internationally for good reason, but those are just the tip of the iceberg! Whether you’re a fan of pristine beaches, lush wilderness or snow capped mountains, there’s no shortage of things to explore in Tasmania. For those who aren’t avid bushwalkers, here are 60 great Short Walks to discover and for those who want ‘glamping’ over camping (glamourous camping with nice facilities provided), the new Three Capes Track has been listed by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s hottest new travel experiences! 2. It’s famous for its culture. It’s not just the scenery that is stunning, visitors flock to Tasmania each year for it’s vibrant and unique cultural events. For starters, we have Australia’s most curious and famous museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), and the quirky events that it brings – from the dark and mysterious wintertime festival Dark Mofo to the summertime music and art celebration Mona Foma. Whether it’s art and music festivals, Australian League Football, or wonderful art and craft markets (Salamanca Market being the most visited!) – there’s always something unique to check out. 3. It’s a foodies mecca. Tasmania has some of the world’s cleanest air, highest quality soil and most pristine waters – so it’s no wonder that it’s produce is so popular with food lovers. Foodies can tour the state to explore amazing Tasmanian offerings – from delicious cheeses to the freshest seafood. And for those who love something harder – Tasmania produces internationally awarded wines, spirits and ciders. Those who fancy a drink can explore the Cider Trail, Whisky Trail, Beer Trail or one of many stunning wineries. 4. It’s a great place to hear about Australia’s convict history. With almost half of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict sites being in Tasmania, you can learn about Australia’s early history and experience it first hand. With Tasmania’s convict sites having some of the best-kept records of convict history anywhere in the world – you can explore grim tales of crime, hardship and survival amongst beautiful locations and buildings. 5. It’s an awesome place to study A relaxed urban environment is the perfect place to study. Whether you’re in the north or south of Tasmania, UTAS campuses are located in chilled-out cities that are safe and easy to get around. Even better, they’re in close proximity to many of Tasmania’s awesome attractions. Wondering what your life could look like as a student in Tasmania? Simply visit our Life in Tasmania website. Thinking about joining us in the glorious Tasmania? Apply now to start in 2017! Have an outstanding offer already to study at UTAS? Accept your offer today!