Tasmania is a popular travel destination for holidays and study. Every year Tassie welcomes thousands of Australian tourists and international travellers, including students.
People travel to Tasmania for all sorts of different reasons, but there are some things that almost every traveller is sure to enjoy. Tasmania is renowned for natural, unspoilt beauty and the many attractions that can be found all within a short drive of one another. It is also one of Australia's cheapest travel destinations.
A sample of Tasmania's wildernessFor holidaying, Tassie is perfect for relaxing and sightseeing by car. The island state is not tiny - it's around 200 km from Hobart in the south to Launceston in the north. Its size makes for some great day trips. You can be in crisp mountain wilderness in the morning and sitting on a quiet beach by the afternoon.
Tassie also has some entertaining urban centres. Hobart is set between a mountain and the deep waters of the Derwent River. The Hobart docks are perhaps Tasmania's ultimate cultural space. The finish line for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race hosts markets every Sunday and the Taste of Tasmania Festival in the summer.
The other main cities in Tasmania are Launceston in the mid-north and Devonport and Burnie on the north-west coast. Many visitors start their Tasmanian travel experience by driving off the Spirit of Tasmania ferry in the north (in Devonport) before venturing south.
UTas studentsAs more and more students are discovering, Tasmania is a great place for university study. Although it is a long way south, it is a top niche destination for Australian and international students.
The University of Tasmania is based in Hobart but has campuses around the state. It has a reputation for academic quality and offering a full range of courses. The university welcomes around 5,000 international students each year.
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