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Head Down Under for Tasmania's Uninhabited Wilderness, Thriving Art Scene & Gourmet Eats

Though the very name conjures up a faraway place at the very end of the earth, not to mention an irascible but beloved animated character, Tasmania is one of Australia’s most beguiling destinations, and one that is attracting more visitors than ever thanks to a thriving arts scene, a cadre of talented young chefs making the most of the island’s bounty, spectacular unspoiled scenery and fabulous luxury experiences. Whether it’s a traveler’s first trip to Australia or a frequent visitor looking for new corners to explore, this intriguing island is a destination worth exploring on your next jaunt Down Under.

Getting to Tasmania is easier and quicker than ever. Qantas, and its affiliate Jetstar, operate eight non-stop hour-long flights daily between Melbourne and Hobart, the capital (and largest) city of Tasmania, and one non-stop flight daily from Sydney, which takes about an hour and forty-five minutes. So there are plenty of options connecting both to international flights or as tag-ons to a larger itinerary.

Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine, travel and adventure... usually in some combination of the four. He regularly contributes to Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Cond� Nast's HotelChatter and Jaunted, TravelAge West, Palate Press, Frontiers, Edge and Wandermelon. His work has also appeared in the L.A. Times. When he is not exploring the Los Angeles dining scene...(Read More)

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