Tasmania is a state in Australia belonging to an island of the same name. It is separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait. As of 2007, Tasmania has a total population count of a little less than half million. Hobart is the capital city and point of entry for those who travel to Tasmania.
The climate in Tasmania is constantly fluctuating. In fact, changes to the temperature and wind speed can vary on a weekly basis. Just like the rest of Australia, summer in Australia starts in December and ends in February. The highest temperature in the summer is 21-degree Celsius and the winter temperature averages 12-degree Celsius. The mild oceanic temperature in Tasmania makes it the wettest region in Australia. In fact, the average rain fall even during the dry season is higher than the rest of Australia.
Tourism is a huge part of Tasmania’s economy. In 2015, there was a rise in the number of overseas tourists in Tasmania. According to the local tourism industry, 1.14 million tourists travel to Tasmania in 2015, which is up from 1.06 million from the past year. Other major industries that support the economy include agriculture, forestry and mining.
Currency: Australian Dollar
Official Language: English is the official language in Tasmania, as with the rest of Australia.
Wi-Fi Availability: You can find several spots to get free Wi-Fi in Tasmania. However, the government of Tasmania is planning to launch a new program that offer free Wi-Fi to all tourist spots.
Airport/s: Hobart International Airport is the main hub for flights that travel to Tasmania.
Visa Required: Tasmania is part of Australia. Therefore, the visa requirements for travel to Tasmania are the same with that of Australia.
Driving: In Tasmania, you must drive on the left hand side of the road.
International Driver’s License Accepted? You can use your international driver’s license to drive in Tasmania as long as the license is in English. This will allow you to drive when you travel to Tasmania.
Crime: The crime rate in Tasmania is very low. In fact, it is the safest state in Australia.
Electrical Adapters: The electrical voltage used in Tasmania is 230/240 volts at 50 Hertz.
Trivia: DID YOU KNOW that more than 42% of Tasmania consists of forest or marine reserves, national parks and World Heritage sites?