• Freycinet National Park. Photo credit: Tourism TasmaniaFreycinet National Park. Photo credit: Tourism Tasmania

Lonely Planet names Tasmania as the 4th best region in the world to visit

Travel guide producer, Lonely Planet, has recently released its Best in Travel lists for 2015 - the top ten countries, regions and cities to visit – and Tasmania has come fourth in the regions list.

The top ten regions were chosen for offering "something deliciously different to their surrounding country".  Tasmania in particular was praised for its long history and the adventures on offer; it features in the 2015 list thanks to the opening of 35km of redeveloped walking track along the cliffs of Tasman National Park.

Lonely Planet describes Tasmania as “wild and dramatic, cultured and quirky, isolated yet accessible … nestled comfortably at the south-eastern base of Australia, [Tasmania] is intrinsic to the nation’s story.”

The island was the destination of the first convict ships to land in Australia, and is still steeped in history from this period, but modern Tasmania also offers a hip, fresh vibe, with a buzzing food and art scene. Outside of the towns and cities you can find Australia’s most diverse, remote and wild outdoor experiences, with breath-taking scenery and natural splendour. You can find more pictures of Tasmania in our slideshow here.

Tasmania is the only Australian and New Zealand area to feature in this year’s lists, although Christchurch in New Zealand made the top ten cities in 2014.  See the full lists here on the Lonely Planet website.

If you would like to find out about studying in Tasmania, have a look at the University of Tasmania's profile here.

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