May
09
2012

Island life in Tasmania

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An island holiday in Tasmania sits near the top of most people's bucket list along with travelling the world, career promotion or for the romantics, falling in love.

And while it can be hard to reach all your life goals, booking a weekend away with friends in Tasmania is easy.

But before you go, it is important to do your research so that you can find the perfect location.

More than 300 islands sit off the coast of Tasmania and range from rocky outposts to tranquil, white sand resort-like places.

In some cases, islands are privately owned and used to raise cattle or as pristine grazing grounds for stock such as Hunter or Robbins Island.

Among some of the more popular places for tourists and curious locals to visit is Flinders Island in the Bass Strait – which is located on the north-east tip of Tasmania – as well as King Island on the other tip, a hub of pastoral activity and Bruny Island near the mouth of the Derwent River.

Another remote yet equally fascinating location that will no doubt help to bring out the hidden adventurer in you is Cape Barren Island – one of the islands of the Furneaux Group in Bass Strait.

Home to a small indigenous community this particular island is off the beaten track, it will be sure to provide you with a greater appreciation of the region's history.

If you are in the mood for some serious adventure then it is hard to go past a hiking trip on Maria Island – this award winning location (and the various tours available) is sure to have you wanting to return for another journey through our wilderness.

Another island to put on your itinerary and very close to Hobart is Bruny Island … a centre for cruising and doing the food scene.

Bruny Island Spit Image Credit: Sporleder

Currie Harbour King Island

Flinders Island  Trousers Point - Tourism Tasmania Visual Library

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