• Bay of Fires, Tasmania. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia CopyrightBay of Fires, Tasmania. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia Copyright
  • Port Arthur, Tasmania. Photo credit: Tourism AustraliaPort Arthur, Tasmania. Photo credit: Tourism Australia
  • Bay of Fires, Tasmania. Photo credit: Tourism AustraliaBay of Fires, Tasmania. Photo credit: Tourism Australia
  • View from Mount Wellington, Hobart. Photo credit: Tourism AustraliaView from Mount Wellington, Hobart. Photo credit: Tourism Australia

Tasmania

Population: Over 500,000

Size: 68,300 sq km

Major Cities: Hobart

One of the world's last true wildernesses, nearly 40 per cent of the island of Tasmania is preserved as a World Heritage Area, national or state park. Once thought of as charmingly old-fashioned, Tasmania is changing rapidly with the rise of it's cool-climate wine industry and a booming cafe and restaurant scene. Now almost as renowned for its gourmet food and wine as for its incredible natural beauty, Tasmania's landscape and unique lifestyle attracts creative people - artists, scientists, musicians and writers - making for a vibrant, modern and cosmopolitan community.

Go to: www.discovertasmania.com.au

Student Stories

  • Brett Ferguson

    Brett Ferguson is also from Canada. He recently...

    “Living in Tasmania and studying in the School of Plant Science was an amazing experience. The nurturing environment provided by the School and its staff was ideal for me to obtain the skills I...

  • Kyle Hislendager

    Kyle Hislendager is from Canada. He studied a...

     “I chose to study at the University because the course suited my interests and because the cost of living in Tasmania is lower than in many other places in Australia,” says Kyle. “I also...

  • Tom Sparkes

    Tom Sparkes is studying at the University as a...

    “I’m studying a mix of environmental units at UTas including wilderness management and natural resources management.“I chose to come to Tasmania because the University has a great reputation for...