The Tasmanian devil is the symbol of the small State of Tasmania. It´s a unique animal found on this small island south of Australia and nowhere else in the world. If you go to Tasmania or any Australian zoo you can see them, but be careful because some animals are a little aggressive and make threatening noises at strangers. Furthermore, when they become stressed, the let off a horrible smell. Like many of the native animals of Australia, it is a marsupial. It is carnivorous (the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world), black and small, but it has great strength that helps it shred its prey with great violence. Their teeth are very powerful and can even eat the bones and hair of their prey. It is a nocturnal animal that usually hides in burrows or dense shrubs during the day and becomes active at night.
The island of Tasmania, Australia, is located about 200 kilometers south east side of the continent. A large part of the territory, approximately 40%, consists of natural reserves and national parks. Tasmania has one of the world's biggest areas of dolerite which forms mountains and cliffs. The combination of the various types of rocks found in this area, offer impressive landscapes that are not found in other regions of the world. On the island of Tasmania you can find some marsupials that are now extinct in Australia and New Guinea. The wildlife´s most famous specie that still live in the island is, of course, the Tasmanian Devil, that is today in danger of extinction and whose fame is followed by the tasmanian Tiger, a specie that is now extinct due to excessive hunting. This important island, that hosts an important natural wealth, is a beautiful place deserving a visit, especially for those travelers who enjoy being close to nature and the wildlife.
This is an art showcase of silk threads. It was made by weavers of Deloraine, in northern Tasmania. The artwork represents the landscape and seasons of the Great Western Row northern Tasmania. The large-scale work has been created in four panels, each measuring 4 m wide and 3 m long. It was worked on by more than 300 local artists, and took 10,000 hours and 200 meters of hand-dyed silk. The artists used different techniques including embroidery, angry stitch, weaving, quilting and patchwork to create threads. The artwork of the Silk Threads tells the story of the local area. An exploration of it's history, landscape and culture. The show includes an audiovisual presentation that show a deeper view of how the work was done.
The Deloraine Folk Museum dates back to 1856 when the house was built for the Johnstone family. The building was extended and opened as the "Family and Commercial Inn" between 1863-1894. In the 20th century the building was used mainly for housing and offices. In 1972, it was donated by Mrs. Alma Bramich to the community to host the Deloraine Folk Museum Districts. The museum shows aspects of country life. The tour will take you through the country house, each room reflects how people lived in this period. At the end of the house, you'll find the pub, one of the oldest in Deloraine, and outside there is a beautiful garden. There is also the shop, the blacksmith, the washing, the taxidermy room and an exhibition of vintage cars. Open daily from 09:00 am to 17:00 pm
Bruny Island, near Hobart, is a great place to go for a couple of days. It's actually composed of two islands, connected by a sand bar which offers a simply magnificent view. You can stroll around the South Bruny National Park, and don't miss Cloudy Bay at sunset ... or earlier, if you want to share the waves with the local youngsters. A good place to relax before visiting Australia's major cities ...
This is a beautiful park on the east coast of Tasmania, recognized internationally for its conservation programs. You can see a Tasmanian devil and feed different animals. There is a booth where you can see active nocturnal animals, as well as a cabin with fun and educational games, ecological trails, cafe and gift shop.
This is a great store created by Carol Grey, a lovable woman, who since 2006 has strove to build this place and spend some time with the selected curiosities for sale. There are antiques, toys, costumes, clocks, lamps, large scale farm animals made of different materials, and all kinds of interesting objects from all over the globe with the best discounts. Regarding the location, Avoca is a small town on the main Midland Highway on the east coast of Tasmania, 83 kilometres south of Launceston and Billy Bag. It's the last store while passing through the town from south to north, or the first in the opposite case. It's impossible to miss since it's really big and flashy.