Tasmania has been named the best island destination in Australia, NZ and the South Pacific region by travel website Travel and Leisure. What makes it so different to other places? Check out these four reasons why you can’t help falling in love with Tasmania!

#1 Stunning landscape of Tasmania

wineglassTo many of you, when you think ” island”, words like “palm trees” and “margaritas” might spring to mind. But in our humble opinion, Tasmania has a whole lot more to offer. This island boasts stunning landscapes, with countless bushwalks for you to explore the great outdoors, some of Australia’s best surf to test your board skills, and beautiful beaches to relax on. Even those who don’t think they like the outdoors end up falling in love with our stunning scenery.




#2 Our history is the soul of the state.

ccccccTasmania has a history spanning hundreds of thousands of years. First settled by Tasmanian Aborigines, then followed thousands of years later by Dutchman Abel Tasman in 1641, the Tasmanian colony was initially named Van Diemens Land. Feel the heartbeat of Tasmania within the sandstone walls of Salamanca Place and check out the famous Salamanca Market. Or get spooked on a night time ghost tour of Port Arthur, an early penal site steeped in tragic history and one of Tasmania’s most iconic tourist destinations.





#3 Creativity is in our blood.

xzdTake a walk on the creative side and visit what many claim to be the world’s best modern art gallery, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Embrace winter with Dark Mofo – a one of a kind week-long festival brought to you by MONA that celebrates art, music and food in the most unexpected of ways. And let’s not forget the Taste of Tasmania, one of Australia’s ultimate foodie events situated on the serene Hobart waterfront that showcases some of the freshest and finest Tasmanian cuisine.



#4 Tasmania is also a great place for study.

dfdfThe University of Tasmania recently celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015. As one of the oldest universities in Australia, some of that wisdom is sure to rub off on you! The university is the premier Australian university for teaching excellence, having been awarded more awards for teaching than any other university in the Australian Government Office of LEarning and Teaching Awards 2012-2017. We pride ourself on excellence in teaching and smaller classes with supportive staff – so you never get left behind.





The University of Tasmania is a place that you can start realising your dreams.



To learn why we have some of the most beautiful places to explore in the world, visit our life in Tasmania website.

Are you ready to apply now to study at the University of Tasmania? You can do so here!

Images 1-3 are provided courtesy of Tourism Tasmania