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The Australian state of Tasmania is an island that sits about 150 miles south of the mainland. With more than a third of the heart shaped island designated as national parks and world heritage sites, there is an abundance of wilderness to explore, along with sandy white beaches tucked between rugged volcanic cliffs. Popularized by Looney Tunes as a whirling, cute cartoon, the carnivorous Tasmanian devil has been known to eat the bodies of murder victims or people who have committed suicide. But don't worry, the pungent odor and loud screeches of these nocturnal hunters should steer you clear of their habitats.

www.tasmania.com

"We hope that we can help you discover one of Australia's best kept secrets. Tasmania offers culture, wilderness, adventure, gourmet and historic experiences. It is sure to have something for everyone from short breaks, romantic escapes or the greatest family holiday."

www.tasmaniaidrive.com

"Specializing in your personal and private tours throughout Tasmania for small groups from 1-6 persons. Travel our wonderful wine, food and art regions, discover ancient forests, world-class coastlines, majestic islands, Tasmanian heritage, fauna and flora and discover what makes Australia's southernmost state a very special place."

www.discovertasmania.com

"World class fly fishing, golf courses and hiking are all on offer in Tasmania. You can also cruise our coasts and waterways in luxury or if you prefer, from the seat of a raft or kayak. The benefit of its size means you can stand atop a mountain and feel sand between your toes on the same afternoon."

www.funtassietours.com

"Fun Tassie Tours offers pre-designed extended package tours and also tours customized to our clients' specific interests. Tours are fully guided. We are here to serve your needs and make your vacation one that you will always remember."

Trip Tracker is compiled by Joy Guest. Is there a vacation or excursion that interests you? Email jguest@adn.com or comment online at adn.com/life/travel.

"Tasmania is an indulgent place for the senses. You'll get to feel the coolness of the rainforest, breathe deeply the freshest air on the planet, smell the sassafras, spot a platypus, hug a tree, drink from a waterfall, reflect at a river, hear the roar of the wild ocean, feel the salt on your skin, lose your mind and find your soul." -- www.underdown under.com.au\