Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, helpful people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful wine and food and a haunting history evoked by spectacular convict-era ruins. It’s also Australia’s smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent of Tasmania reserved as national park and world heritage area. Tasmania is also a natural haven for Australian wildlife. Bennetts wallabies, seals, penguins and wedge-tailed eagles can be found without venturing too far from the state’s capital, Hobart, and encounters with friendly wildlife are an almost inevitable feature of travels around the state. No matter where you go in Tasmania, whether you spend time in one location or drive around the island, you’ll be delighted by what you’ll find.