So, you’re thinking about studying abroad and want to make sure that your adventures are insta-worthy? As Australia’s most Instagrammed state, here are ten awesome things that you can ONLY do in Tasmania.

1. Go Aurora Chasing
129506 Starting with the most spectacular – there are few places in the world where you can see the heavens open up! Okay, not quite, but the Aurora Australis, known as the Southern Lights – is one of the most breathtaking and rare special sights this side of the equator.
2. Visit a Lavender Farm
lavender 2 Bridestowe Lavender Farm is the largest lavender farm in the world the only producer of this aromatic herb in the southern hemisphere! This pretty purple hue will work wonders for your Snapchat stories. If only you could capture the scent! Actually, you can buy some to take home with you!
 3. Try a Scallop Pie
You can be sure your friends back at home won’t be snacking on these interesting delights. Combining the best of Australian food traditions (the meat pie) with the food Tasmania does most fresh (seafood), this is a taste experience that you can’t get anywhere else!
4. Try the World’s Best Whisky
124102 Sullivan’s Cove was awarded the World’s Best Single Malt in 2014, and numerous other distilleries have received accolades for their whiskies. Regardless of your beverage of choice, you can explore the Whisky Trail, Cider Trail, Beer Trail or one of the many beautiful, picturesque wineries that Tasmania is so famous for.
5. Visit the Tasmanian Devil ‘Un-Zoo’
Do Tasmanian Devil’s really spin around like Taz from Looney Tunes? There’s only one place in the world to find out – the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. The concept of unzoo means recreating a natural environment for the animals – and proceeds from entry tickets go towards protecting this endangered species. If you want a stereotypically Tasmanian photo that will make your friends jealous – this has to be it!
6. Visit the Tessellated Pavements
TP It looks like a stretch of man-made tiles or pavements alongside a picturesque beach, but in actual fact the Tessellated Pavement near Eaglehawk neck is a geological wonder that took hundreds of thousands of years to form – and it’s the best example of this rock formation in the whole world!
7. Get Floral
Unique things to do in Tasmania according to UTAS. Sure, it’s the Dutch that are famous for tulips, but we think that the Tulip Farm at Table Cape is a pretty stiff competitor! Visit anytime or celebrate freshly blooming tulips at the “Bloomin’ Tulips Festival”.
8. Enter the Wilderness by Railway
Wilderness_Railway1 Pretend you’re on the Hogwart’s Express by taking a trip on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. This magical journey on a real steam train runs beside the gorgeous King River Gorge and through an old growth rainforest.
9. Climb the top of a Volcano!
115995-4 The Nut in Stanley is the top of a volcano. Literally, it’s the ‘plug’ that blew off a volcano from thousands of kilometres away and ended up on the North-West Coast of Tasmania. You can take a relaxing chairlift ride up to the top – if you don’t feel like the hike. Neat, huh?
10. Walk Among Giants
125350 Tasmania is home to about half of the tallest trees in the world, with the “Centurion” in Arve Valley reaching 99.8m tall. We can’t guarantee that it will fit in your phone screen, but this neck-bending experience is worth a try!

Thinking about joining us in Tasmania for some of these incredible experiences? Learn more about Life in Tasmania on our website, or apply now to study with us!

Already got an offer? Accept it today and start experiencing Tasmania first hand next semester.