Hobart's MONA gallery and food scene has put Tassie on the hipster map, but it remains at heart a beautiful nature based destination.
National parks on beaches dot the island.
It also has a dark colonial past. Many historical towns and monuments, like Richmond Bridge were built with convict labour.
Not sure, but this may be on Mount Wellington, the mountain which sits in Hobart's backyard.
Somewehere along the east coast, possibly Freycinet.
The world famous Wineglass Bay, in Freycinet National Park. In summer.
Being a stone's throw from the Antartic, and a mountainous island, Tasmania's weather can be a challenge.
Mount Wellington, Hobart.
Port Arthur penal settlement was one of the harshest in early Australia. The place also gained notoriety for the country's worst ever mass shooting.
Yellow tailed black cockatoo.
A white wallaby, Narawntapu National Park. Very rare, they are not albinos, but have adapted to their beachside surrounds.
A wallaby says hi, Narawntapu.
Beaches at Narawntapu were long, clean and empty, a nice reward for a short hike (or drive).
Sea shells washed up in their thousands on the shores of an inlet in Narawntapu.
Narawntapu is described as "Tasmania's Serengeti," which I thought was a pretty big call. But the landscape did remind me of the great plain, and the abundance of wildlife backs up the claim.
Pied oystercatcher on the tides at Narawntapu.
Pademelons are really friendly, and really used to humans. Sit down and they will come to you at the camp at Narawntapu, but please DO NOT feed them (or any wildlife for that matter).
Another view of Narawntapu's beach and scrub.
My first and only echidna sighting, Cradle Mountain National Park.
Cradle Mountain may well be the best place to see wombats in the whole of Australia.
Wombats at Cradle Mountain seem very much adapted to human presence, and come up to and even onto the boardwalks.
A small fall in Cradle Mountain National Park.
Only experienced and properly prepared hikers should attempt the Overland Track across Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. This was taken at the height of summer, just a couple of hours along the track (and as far as I was headed).
Some of the beautiful scenery and challenges which await on the Overland Track.
The ground and fauna at Cradle Mountain is extremely delicate. Stay on the boardwalks at all times. Stepping off for wombat selfies is NOT allowed!
A small stream in Cradle Mountain, which is a really well managed park. Driving is banned for nearly the whole day, and regular free shuttles move visitors between spots.
Sorry, don't know who this is! Cradle Mountain again.
HOME OF THE TASSIE DEVIL, the Apple Isle has shed its daggy backwater image and become one of the hippest places in Australia, thanks largely to the Museum of Old and New Art, and the Dark MoFo Festival. There is also great fresh food, but most of all it is a prime destination for nature and wildlife.