Tasmania is one of the world’s largest islands, but it is also one of the least known and the least visited. It’s a little over 150 miles from mainland Australia, but once you’re there you are in for a rare surprise with 40 percent of the island protected as national parks and reserves.
Watch the latest installment of Hidden Gems: Australia to see how you can hike, quad bike and explore the mountains, beaches and rare wildlife of wild Tasmania.
And if you’re looking for more unexpected adventures, join Peter on Twitter (@PeterSGreenberg) on Wednesday, September 5 at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT for a Twitter party all about his recent shoot in Australia and his expert advice on building a better bucket list. Follow along with #BetterBucketList. The best part? You can win one of 5 Australia-inspired prize baskets.
For more information about Tasmania & Australia, check out:
- The Travel Detective’s Favorite Foods from Around the World
- Four New Adventures from Australia’s Gold Coast
- Voluntourism Spotlight: Help the Koalas with the Earthwatch Institute
- Our Australia & New Zealand archives