The main island is home to around 500,000 people. The capital city is Hobart, and other major centers are Launceston, Burnie and Devonport.
Tasmania is a popular destination for gay travellers and is renowned for its friendliness wherever you choose to stay, eat or visit. The State has been a leader in LGBT rights for more than two decades.
Tasmania has an equal age of consent, and the most extensive anti-discrimination and anti-vilification laws seen anywhere in the world. There is a registration scheme for same-sex relationships and the ability to have relationship ceremonies.
Tasmania is great for explorers! The island has more than 1,000 peaks, four mild seasons, and more than 40 percent of the Island is protected as national parks. It is also home to some of the world’s rarest animals.