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Gordon River, Tasmania

Gordon River, Tasmania
Photo by: Lisa Liew (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, mates! Today’s post marks the end of our Australian access guides, as we visit Tasmania.

Around the world, Tasmania is well known for the animal and cartoon “devil” that bears its name, but many people are unclear on just what Tasmania is, let alone whether it’s friendly to handicapped travelers.

Well, here’s the scoop: Tasmania is a land of about 26,000 square miles, located just 140 miles south of the southern state of Victoria. With nearly 40% of its land in protected status as a reserve or World Heritage Site, it’s known for its biodiversity and unique animals, many found nowhere else. The capital is Hobart; that’s where we’ll focus our quest for the best accessible attractions! [more]