Tasmania: a Top 10 Holiday Destination for 2015

It’s at this time of the week that we get to have a look around elsewhere in Australia. I like to keep it topical if I can and tie in with something recent in the news and then top it all off with a YouTube video.

This week my choice was made very easy with the announcement just a few days ago of Lonely Planet’s suggested top 10 regions to visit in 2015 which included an Australian entry.

This news has also allowed me to include a peach of a video, or should I say apple?

Tasmania; the ‘Apple Isle’

TassieI went to Tasmania in the winter of 2011 and promptly wrote the post Tasmania: What’s the Point? Well, you would have to go back and read that post to find out exactly what the point is, but it’s great to know that places like Lonely Planet get the point as well.

I can’t remember the last time I went to a place for a holiday and took so many photographs, the scenery is just fantastic. It’s that good that Tasmania finds itself fourth in this latest list of top regions to visit next year.

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions 2015:

1.    Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
2.    Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
3.    The Toledo District, Belize
4.    Tasmania, Australia
5.    Northern Norway
6.    Khumbu, Nepal
7.    Copper Canyon, Mexico
8.    Flores, Indonesia
9.    Atacama Desert, Chile
10.  Macau, China.

Searching for a decent video on Tasmania in YouTube is like looking for a needle in a pin cushion or a pin cushion in a sewing basket. Yes, very easy indeed and I was spoiled for choice.

Be prepared to be blown away by the beauty of Tasmania with not just one peach, but two, starting with…

Tasmania: A Look Around Australia’s Apple Isle

Lonely Planet though is all about holiday destinations, so what’s the place like for a long break? Well, look at how much fun these two are having…

We only had seven days in Tasmania when we went, it’s not enough. We will definitely be going back and it will be for at least two weeks next time. It won’t be next year though, might be a bit busy thanks to this well-deserved accolade.

Oh, and yes, they grow a lot of apples in Tasmania, but I don’t often hear people calling it the ‘Apple Isle’, it’s more commonly referred to as Tassie.

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  • Hi,

    Jo and I have been telling people for ages that Tassie is a fantastic place to visit and also to live in.

    There is so much to see and it is important to bear in mind when holidaying here that the roads are narrow and winding on the East and West Coasts and travelling long distances takes much longer than on the mainland (that’s what we call the rest of Australia!)

    Come and have a great time in our great state – there is plenty of great wine to go around too.

    Dale.

    • BobinOz October 27, 2014, 1:46 pm | Link

      I drove around Tasmania for a week, couldn’t find a traffic jam for the life of me 🙂 They may be narrow and winding, but at least you keep moving.

      Cheers, Bob

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