Tasmaniaaf Carolyn Bain, Gina Tsarouhas
Synopsis:One of only two guidebooks to Tasmania; extensive special chapter on Tasmania´s national parks. This edition includes an Environment chapter by Tim Flannery, GIS maps plus plenty of new boxed text material.Tasmania gets about 800,000 visitors per year. Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world and its rainwater is so pure that quantities have been shipped to Australian Olympic Athletes competing overseas. Western Tasmania´s World Heritage Area is one of the last great unspoilt temperate wilderness areas in the world. Tasmania has Australia´s oldest brewery, the Cascade brewery in Hobart. A Huon pine tree in the south-west wilderness is estimated to be 4,000 years old, making it the oldest living thing on earth.Tasmania has 68 golf courses - more per capita than any other state in Australia.Colourful Salamanca Market, poignant Port Arthur, the exhilarating wilderness of Cradle Mountain, bountiful fresh produce and pampering aplenty - Tasmania, the island state, offers an entirely different Australian experience. With detailed regional and urban coverage this definitive guidebook allows you to make a perfect getaway on Australia´s emerald isle.FIND YOURSELF in the Great Outdoors - our National Parks chapter covers mountain terrain and gentle rambles. GET OUT, GET ABOUT with our suggestions for outdoor activities, from fly fishing to family-friendly nature walks. LICK YOUR LIPS at our coverage of local gourmet fare - seafood, King Island cheeses and cool-climate wines. DREAM SWEETLY with our accommodation options, from B&Bs and camp sites to cosy pubs and cottages. GO YOUR OWN WAY with our 50 maps, including detours to help you find your own slice of solitude.
- Lonely Planet / Aschehoug
- 1. oktober 2005
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